Thanks to a well-known Twitter analyst, we now have our first look at the performance of two upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU, the Ryzen 9 7950X, and the Ryzen 7 7700X. Thanks to leaked benchmarks, we can compare the new processors to their Ryzen 5000 counterparts.
What’s the verdict? So far, it looks like the CPUs have done a spectacular job, outperforming the previous generation by as much as 40%. Can these results be trusted?
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The benchmarks were shared by Harukaze5719 on Twitter. Although incomplete, the tests do a decent job of showing the performance of two AMD engineering samples. We’re not sure how recent these samples are, so everything is subject to change until reviewers get their hands on the actual finished product.
That said, the two processors in question are likely to be some of the best AMD CPUs we’ve seen in a while. The Ryzen 9 7950X is expected to arrive with 16 cores and 32 threads, as well as a base clock speed of 4.5GHz that can go up to 5.7GHz in boost mode. The CPU will also feature a massive cache, currently said to be a combined 80MB (64MB L3 and 16MB L2). The TDP is rumored to be at 170 watts. The Ryzen 7 7700X is supposed to come with eight cores and 16 threads, clocked at 4.5GHz (base) and 5.4GHz (boost), 40MB of cache, and a TDP of 105 watts.
As mentioned, benchmarks mask some information to protect the source. The leaker said that they scored around 750 to 780 points in the single-core CPU-Z tests. Based on that statement, Wccftech did some calculations to predict a multi-core score and compare the values with other processors.
Assuming the numbers are correct, the new Ryzen CPUs do a decent job in single-core operations, but will be slightly outperformed by the current generation’s best Intel CPUs (Core i7-12700K and Core i9-12900K), as well as by their upcoming Raptor Lake counterparts. With a score of 780, AMD falls a hair behind the Core i9-12900k (819) and further behind the Core i9-13900k (897.4).
Going to multicore benchmarks brings a much more impressive result. Assuming the calculated score of 16,809 points is close to reality, the Ryzen 9 7950X will trade blows with Intel’s Core i9-13900K and vastly outperform the current generation Ryzen 9 5950X, shown here with a score of 11,841.
Based on what we see here, the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X could be up to 40% faster than its predecessor in multithreading, while the Ryzen 7 7700X could outperform the Ryzen 7 5800X by up to 20%. Of course, these results are the best of times and are based on rather shaky evidence at this point; That said, an in-arena performance increase of 25% to 35% is not unrealistic.
Many of the signs are that Intel will continue to be superior in single core tasks when both manufacturers release their next generation processors. It’s possible that until AMD ditches its new V-Cache 3D chips, Intel could be the overall winner, but AMD is likely to be much more power conservative. We’ll find out more soon: AMD Ryzen 7000 is said to launch on September 27.