Many common benchmarking apps show that AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors are the best. AMD said this week that their next ‘Raphael’ flagship processor, the Ryzen 9 7950X, has already set four new world records in benchmarking.
Tom’s Hardware was tipped off by the “red team” through email that OC guru Sampson has been at it again, this time employing liquid nitrogen cooling to achieve unprecedented Cinebench benchmarking results.
For a brief review, the 16-core Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7950X CPU and a standard 280mm AiO cooler set new world records in benchmarks earlier this week.
Cinebench R15, R20, and R23 (which evaluate how quickly a computer can render a 3D scene) and Z-Zip benchmark results were all broken (an archiving program).
We did warn that the records were an omen of things to come, but this lightning-fast LN2-fueled sequel caught us by surprise. Yet, AMD was quite joyful in their email to us, calling the new records “groundbreaking performance… scorching past previous marks.”
Using a Ryzen 9 7950X clocked at 6.45 GHz on all cores with a Reaktor 2.1 LN2 pot, ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero hardware, and 32GB of G.Skill DDR5 RAM, AMD achieved a score of 48,235 in Cinebench R23 nT(opens in new tab), which they deemed worthy of highlighting.
When compared to the previous LN2 record, this new score is 7,814 points (+16.2%) higher. With his Core i9-12900KS-powered score of 40,421, Slave(opens in new tab) has been (temporarily?) demoted to No. 2.
The Ratings for AMD’s “Zen 4” CPUs, the Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X Favourable Reactions Prior to Release Created using SiSoftware.
To summarise the power and efficiency of the forthcoming Zen 4 CPUs, SiSoftware employed its own benchmark software and entries within it. Only selected benchmarks in the company’s SiSoftware Sandra program are used for the tests.
The Ryzen 5 7600X is incorrectly listed as the Ryzen 7760X at one point, and the i5-12600K incorrectly depicts the chip as an i7. In spite of the typos, this is our first glimpse into the true performance of the two processors.
Costs and accessibility
Both the Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 9 7900X will be available on the same day, as that is the date that AMD has designated for their release.
These chips, along with the less costly Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X, were initially scheduled for a September 27 release on August 29.
The remaining members of the cast will be announced at a later time. As AMD has stated that they will ultimately offer 3D V-Cache versions of their top CPUs, it is feasible that the 7950X or 7900X may return in an X3D variant.
The Ryzen 9 7950X will set you back $700, but the Ryzen 9 7900X will set you back $550, a savings of $150.
Until reviewers get their hands on the Ryzen 9 7950X and the Ryzen 9 7900X, we won’t know how they perform in official benchmarks. AMD’s numbers are all we have for the time being, and while they should be viewed with some level of skepticism, they do appear quite good.
AMD claims that its flagship Ryzen 9 7950X processor is the greatest choice for gamers and content makers equally, but in all likelihood, both of these CPUs will excel in such duties; the 7950X will only be slightly better.
The 7950X’s capabilities were demonstrated via comparison against AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X, which is based on the Zen 3 architecture.
When compared to Zen 3 CPUs, the instruction per clock count of Zen 4 processors is 13% higher thanks to the new 5nm fabrication technology employed by AMD. The new Zen 4 component was up to 35% faster in gaming and up to 48% faster in content creation.
The AMD processor was up to 57% faster than Intel’s Alder Lake flagship Core i9-12900K in a multimedia creation demo. In terms of raytraced rendering speed, it was 57% more efficient.
TDP variations of the Ryzen 9 7950X were also compared to its rival. It outperformed the Zen 3 CPU by 37% at 105 watts, the older brother by 35% at 170 watts, and gave 74% more performance at 65 watts.
In addition, AMD’s performance per watt was clearly greater, an area that the company is focusing on extensively with its current processors. Up to 47%, greater performance per watt is expected from the Ryzen 9 7950X compared to the Core i9-12900K.
The former appears to have a strict TDP of 170 watts, while Intel’s TDP ranges from 125 to 241 watts (base to turbo).
Two examples demonstrated AMD’s dedication to efficiency. Zen 4 processors, as a group, are estimated to use 62% less power than Zen 3 processors of the same performance level. When comparing power usage, Zen 4 components are up to 49% quicker.
The Ryzen 9 7900X
We have covered what we may expect from the Ryzen 9 7950X, now let’s move on to the Ryzen 9 7900X. In particular, the Zen 4 processor that comes second in the series will eventually replace the Ryzen 9 5900X.
The Ryzen 9 7900X won’t be the top-of-the-line model, but it’ll still be a powerful CPU. On top of that, it’s likely to face up against Intel’s i9 13900K. Put everything aside and let’s see what the Ryzen 9 7900X can do.
The Fibrous Centers and Fibrous Ends
In spite of the speculation, the Ryzen 9 7900X will most likely have 12 cores and 24 threads. In the same vein, the 7900X will have the same number of cores and threads as its predecessor, the Ryzen 9 5900X.
As an added bonus, the Ryzen 9 7900X will go up against Intel’s i9 13900K. Unfortunately, there is still a lot we don’t know about Raptor Lake CPUs.
As a result, we can’t take their talks seriously. Meanwhile, @appletesterrus is another Twitter user who shares my sentiments regarding the 7900X CPU.