AMD launches new Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F processors without integrated graphics

The new AMD Ryzen 8000-F Series of processors are here and designed for affordable entry-level gaming, but unlike the G Series you'll need a GPU.

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Earlier this year, AMD launched its latest Ryzen 8000G Series of desktop processors, which featured built-in Radeon graphics (up to a Radeon 780M), offering PC gamers an entry-level option that doesn't require a discrete graphics card. With the AMD Ryzen 7 8700G, you've got a CPU that can play modern PC games in 1080p without a GPU.

The new AMD Ryzen 8000-F Series of processors, image credit: AMD.

The new AMD Ryzen 8000-F Series of processors, image credit: AMD.

The Ryzen 8000G Series is AMD's first desktop processor lineup to include dedicated AI NPU hardware - with up to 39 TFLOPs of AI processing power. Combining AMD XDNA AI hardware, Zen 4 CPU architecture, and RDNA 3 graphics, you've got a series of AMD chips to suit all workloads.

This week, AMD unveiled two new entries to the lineup: the AMD Ryzen 7 8700F and AMD Ryzen 5 8400F. These variants ship without Radeon graphics and are optimized for efficiency and low-power draw.

Still, AMD is calling both the Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F entry-level gaming GPUs. The following benchmarks compare in-game 1080p performance to the Intel Core i5 14400F and Intel Core i5 13400F with an unnamed GeForce RTX GPU.

AMD Ryzen 7 8700F vs. Intel Core i5 14400F, image credit: AMD.

AMD Ryzen 7 8700F vs. Intel Core i5 14400F, image credit: AMD.

AMD Ryzen 5 8400F vs. Intel Core i5 13400F, image credit: AMD.

AMD Ryzen 5 8400F vs. Intel Core i5 13400F, image credit: AMD.

Of the two, the AMD Ryzen 7 8700F is the only one with an AMD XDNA NPU to support AI workloads. Both chips are entry-level, so AI performance is enhanced when paired with a discrete Radeon RX 7000 Series GPU. Also, without integrated graphics, you'll need to install a GPU to play games.

Here's a look at the specs for both new chips.

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 8700F
  • Cores/Threads: 8/16
  • Boost/Base Frequency: Up to 5.0GHz/4.1GHz
  • Total Cache: 24MB
  • Included Cooler: Wraith Stealth
  • TDP: 65W
  • NPU: Yes
  • SEP: $269 (USD)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 8400F
  • Cores/Threads: 6/12
  • Boost/Base Frequency: Up to 4.7GHz/4.2GHz
  • Total Cache: 22MB
  • Included Cooler: Wraith Stealth
  • TDP: 65W
  • NPU: No
  • SEP: $169 (USD)

The Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F represent AMD's most affordable and entry-level AI-ready CPU options. For those wanting more performance, the company is expected to unveil its next-generation Zen 5 Ryzen lineup at Computex 2024 in a few weeks. This lineup will sport new architecture and more advanced AI hardware.

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Kosta is a veteran gaming journalist that cut his teeth on well-respected Aussie publications like PC PowerPlay and HYPER back when articles were printed on paper. A lifelong gamer since the 8-bit Nintendo era, it was the CD-ROM-powered 90s that cemented his love for all things games and technology. From point-and-click adventure games to RTS games with full-motion video cut-scenes and FPS titles referred to as Doom clones. Genres he still loves to this day. Kosta is also a musician, releasing dreamy electronic jams under the name Kbit.

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