The latest benchmarks of AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X & Ryzen 5 7600X CPUs have started to leak out as soon as the chips got unveiled yesterday. Bench leaks has discovered various benchmarks of the 2 chips within the Geekbench 5 database which show impressive single and multi-core performance jumps.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X & Ryzen 5 7600X “Zen 4” CPU Benchmarks Leak Out, Huge Single & Multi-Core Performance Improvement
AMD did show its official performance figures for the Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs within Geekbench 5 but those were only based on single-threaded tests. Now we get to see both single and multi-core performance figures. Both CPUs were tested on the ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme (Ryzen 9 7950X) and MSI X670E ACE (Ryzen 5 7600X) motherboards with 32 GB of DDR5 memory. These are official retail samples as evident by their clock speeds. The 16-core chip was running slightly above a 5.7 GHz boost clock while the 6-core chip was running close to 5.4 GHz.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU
Starting with the flagship of them all, we have the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X which retains its healthy 16 core and 32 thread count from the previous two generations. The CPU will feature an impressive base frequency of 4.5 GHz and a boost clock of up to 5.7 GHz (5.85 GHz F-Max) which should make it 200 MHz faster than Intel’s Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS which has a boost frequency of 5.5 GHz we have single core.
It looks like AMD is extracting every ounce of Hertz that it could within that 170W TDP (230W PPT) for the Ryzen 9 chips. As for the cache, the CPU comes with 80 MB of that which includes 64 MB from L3 (32 MB per CCD) and 16 MB from L2 (1 MB per core). The flagship is going to cost $699 US which means that it will be priced slightly higher than the Core i9-12900K while offering a significant performance leap in multi-threading apps such as Chaos V-Ray of up to +57% and doing so with up to 47% higher energy efficiency.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core “Zen 4” Desktop CPU
Last up, we have the most budget-tier chip (if you can call it that but the pricing won’t be reflective of that), the Ryzen 5 7600X. This will be a 6-core and a 12-thread part that features a high 4.7 GHz base clock and a 5.3 GHz single-core boost frequency. The CPU will also run at a 105W TDP (142W PPT) which is much higher than its 65W predecessor though once again, that’s the sacrifice you’ve to pay to achieve the faster clock speeds. The CPU will carry 38 MB of cache that comes from 32 MB of L3 and 6 MB of L2 on the die. This chip is going to be priced at $299 US and will be offering a 5% performance gain over the Core i9-12900K in gaming.
In terms of performance, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X scored 2217 points in single-core and 24396 points in multi-core while the Ryzen 5 7600X scored 2165 single-core and 11432 multi-core points.
In single-core, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU absolutely demolishes its predecessors with a 31% boost over the Ryzen 9 5950X and also 14% faster performance versus the Core i9-12900K. The CPU does lose to the Core i9-13900K by 4% but the Intel chip is also running at a much higher wattage figure of up to 350 Watts. The Ryzen 5 7600X does the same, offering over a 30% boost versus the Ryzen 5 5600X and even surpassing the Core i9-12900K.
In multi-threaded tests, both chips secure over a 40% lead versus their predecessors. The Ryzen 9 7950X also ends up 41% faster than the Intel Core i9-12900K and the Ryzen 5 7600X ends up on par with the Intel Core i5-12600K which has more cores and threads. These are really strong figures & we can’t wait to see these chips hit retail on 27th September so users can enjoy some huge uplifts in performance.
AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ Desktop CPU Specs:
|CPU Name||Architecture||Process Nodes||Cores / Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock (SC Max)||Hidden||PDT||Prices (TBD)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7950X||Zen 4||5nm||16/32||4.5GHz||5.7GHz||80MB (64+16)||170W||US$699|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7900X||Zen 4||5nm||12/24||4.7GHz||5.6GHz||76MB (64+12)||170W||US$549|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7800X||Zen 4||5nm||8/16||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|AMD Ryzen 7 7700X||Zen 4||5nm||8/16||4.5GHz||5.4GHz||40MB (32+8)||105W||US$399|
|AMD Ryzen 5 7600X||Zen 4||5nm||6/12||4.7GHz||5.3GHz||38MB (32+6)||105W||US$299|
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