AMD did show official performance figures for the Ryzen 7000 desktop CPUs in Geekbench 5, but those figures were based on single-threaded tests only. Now we can see single-core and multi-core performance data.
The test platforms for the two CPUs are:ASUSROG Crosshair X670E Extreme (Ryzen 9 7950X) andMSIX670E ACE (Ryzen 5 7600X) motherboard, but both with 32 GB DDR5 memory. These are official retail samples, as can be seen from the clock speed. The 16-core chip runs at just over 5.7 GHz, while the 6-core chip runs closer to 5.4 GHz.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 Core”Zen 4″Desktop CPU
The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X retains the 16 cores and 32 thread counts of the previous two generations. The CPU will have an impressive base frequency of 4.5 GHz and a boost clock of up to 5.7 GHz (5.85 GHz F-Max), which will make it faster thanIntelThe Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS is 200 MHz faster, and the latter has a boost frequency of 5.5 GHz on a single core.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core”Zen 4″Desktop CPU
The Ryzen 5 7600X is 6 cores and 12 threads, with a high base clock of 4.7 GHz and a single-core boost frequency of 5.3 GHz. The CPU will also run at 105W TDP (142W PPT), well above its predecessor’s 65W, although again that’s a sacrifice you’ll have to pay for faster clock speeds. The CPU will carry 38 MB of cache from the 32 MB L3 and 6 MB L2 on-chip. The chip sells for $299 and offers 5 percent better performance in games than the Core i9-12900K.
The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X scored 2,217 single-core and 24,396 multi-core, while the Ryzen 5 7600X scored 2,165 single-core and 11,432 multi-core. On the single-core side, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU is a 31% boost over the Ryzen 9 5950X and a 14% performance boost over the Core i9-12900K, definitely beating its predecessor. The CPU is indeed 4% lower than the Core i9-13900K, but the Intel chip also runs at a higher power of up to 350 watts. The Ryzen 5 7600X outperformed the Ryzen 5 5600X by more than 30% and even surpassed the Core i9-12900K.
Both chips outperformed their predecessors by more than 40 percent in multithreaded tests. The Ryzen 9 7950X is also 41% faster than the Intel Core i9-12900K, and the Ryzen 5 7600X is on par with the Intel Core i5-12600K, which has more cores and threads. These numbers are very strong, and we can’t wait to see these chips hit the market on September 27th so users can enjoy a huge boost in performance.