Recap: Final week, AMD introduced the 7000-series and scheduled its launch for September 27. In case you missed our recap of the occasion, the underside line is that this: these processors will gorge themselves on energy to succeed in astronomical clock speeds however are in any other case pretty much like their predecessors.
The Ryzen 9 7950X is AMD’s flagship and can price $100 lower than the 5950X, $700. It has 16 cores / 32 threads, 5.7 GHz increase, and 4.5 GHz base clocks. These speeds, an elevated cache capability, and different IPC enhancements culminate in what AMD says is a 29% single-core efficiency achieve over the 5950X.
So it should not be shocking to see it flying previous the 5950X within the first leaked benchmarks. Just like the 7700X and 7600X, the 7950X has been put by the paces within the Cinebench R23 render take a look at.
Fans in China acquired a number of engineering and manufacturing samples and began publishing benchmark outcomes final week. A few of their posts have already been taken down, however increased scores hold showing day by day. All of them declare that their scores have been achieved with out overclocking, which is plausible on condition that the flagship Ryzen processors have already got notoriously little overclocking headroom.
Nonetheless, take these figures with a grain of salt. The very best multi-core rating achieved thus far is 38,984 factors. It comes from a screenshot of an engineering pattern operating the benchmark shared to the Chiphell boards.
In one other instance, Twitter consumer “Raichu” scored 37,452 factors with a manufacturing pattern. Raichu additionally shared some more information: their CPU had an all-core clock velocity of 5.1 GHz and consumed 240 W through the benchmark, leading to temps of as much as 96° C regardless of a 360 mm AIO watercooler.
Screenshots of yet one more manufacturing pattern operating the benchmark posted to Baidu present the processor hit a rating of 36,256 factors with an unspecified water cooling resolution. The identical processor solely reached 29,649 factors when it had simply an air cooler (not an excellent one, evidently).
For some context, the 5950X will be pushed to ~30,000 factors with minor effort and often lands within the ballpark of 25,000 – 30,000 factors in most techniques. It could go increased, but it surely additionally runs into temperature issues. Being a bit beneficiant and utilizing 30,000 as a baseline, the 7950X is 20-30% sooner than these leaked outcomes, which is correct round that 29% determine that AMD promised.
For these keen to take it with an additional massive serving to of salt, it’s also possible to evaluate the 7950X outcomes in opposition to the leaked Intel Core i9-13900K outcomes from final month. Intel’s upcoming flagship achieved a rating of 40,616 factors whereas consuming over 340 W and 35,693 factors whereas restricted to 240 W.
In comparison with the 5950X and 13900K, the 7950X proves itself a worthy heir of the Ryzen crown in Cinebench R23 if these numbers are legitimate. Keep tuned for our upcoming critiques of the 7950X and the 7900X, 7700X, and 7600X, after we’ll provide you with a complete evaluation.