AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 5 7600X have been revealed following their release yesterday, and Benchleaks has found various benchmarks for both chips in the Geekbench 5 database, with impressive leaps in single-core and multi-core performance.
AMD did show official performance numbers for the Ryzen 7000 desktop CPU in Geekbench 5, but those numbers were based on single-threaded tests only. Now we can see the single-core and multi-core performance data.
The two CPUs were tested on the ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme (Ryzen 9 7950X) and MSI X670E ACE (Ryzen 5 7600X) motherboards, but both with 32 GB of DDR5 memory. These are official retail samples, as evidenced by the clock speeds. The 16-core chip runs at slightly more than 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 count of the previous two generations. The CPU will have an impressive 4.5 GHz base frequency and a boost clock of up to 5.7 GHz (5.85 GHz F-Max), which will make it 200 MHz faster than Intel’s Alder Lake Core i9-12900KS, which 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-core and 12-threaded, with a high base clock of 4.7 GHz and a single-core acceleration frequency of 5.3 GHz. The CPU will also run at 105W TDP (142W PPT), well above its predecessor’s 65W, although again this is the sacrifice you have to make to get faster clock speeds. The CPU will carry 38 MB of cache from the 32 MB L3 and 6 MB L2 on the chip, which will cost $299 and deliver a 5% increase in performance in games over the Core i9-12900K.
The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X scored 2217 single-core and 24396 multi-core points, while the Ryzen 5 7600X scored 2165 single-core and 11432 multi-core points. In terms of single cores, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU is 31% better than the Ryzen 9 5950X and definitely beats its predecessor with a 14% performance increase compared to the Core i9-12900K. The CPU is indeed 4% lower than the Core i9-13900K, but the Intel chip also runs at a much higher power of up to 350 watts. The Ryzen 5 7600X performs over 30% better than the Ryzen 5 5600X and even outperforms the Core i9-12900K.
Both chips are more than 40% ahead of their predecessors in multi-threaded tests. The Ryzen 9 7950X is also 41% faster than the Intel Core i9-12900K, and the Ryzen 5 7600X is comparable to the Intel Core i5-12600K, which has more cores and threads. These are very strong numbers, and we can’t wait to see these chips hit the market on September 27 so users can enjoy a huge performance boost.