With the recent announcement of the AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors, the Ryzen 9 7950X took the center stage. As the flagship product from the range of the Ryzen 7000 series, the Ryzen 9 7950X is the pinnacle of Zen 4 today and truly showcases the possibilities of the new lineup processors.
So how fast and efficient is the new AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor? Featuring a whopping 16-cores and 32 threads, this new CPU is geared to significantly outperform competing products in the market.
Here’s what we know about the performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X now. Official performance benchmarks and details will be available from the 27th of September onwards.
Single Threaded Performance
As AMD has claimed that the new Ryzen 7000 series processors have attained a 13% IPC improvement over its previous generation, it is expected to take back the single-threaded performance crown from Intel. Furthermore, since AMD has figured out a way to further push core clocks to very high levels, performance can be further optimized. For the Ryzen 9 7950X, it can boost up to 5.7GHz.
In the single-threaded Geekbench benchmark, AMD has shown that the Ryzen 9 7950X is about 11.5% faster than the Intel Core i9 12900K.
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Creative Applications Performance
For content creation benchmarks, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X was also significantly faster than its predecessors. This has shown the improvements made on the Zen 4 over the Zen 3.
With a higher core count and better efficiency, the Ryzen 9 7950X was also more than 50% faster than the Core i9-12900K.
As the Ryzen 7000 series processors are also specifically designed and optimized for games, we also saw superb performance uplift moving from Zen 3 to Zen 4. The two processors that were compared in the graph above are the Ryzen 9 5950X and the Ryzen 9 7950X.
While there was no information about the gaming performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X when compared to Intel’s Core i9 12900K, AMD did provide some results comparison between the Ryzen 5 7600X processor.
In such CPU-bound situations, the Ryzen 5 7600X was generally performing better than the Intel Core i9 12900K. The Ryzen 9 7950X should perform similarly, if not better than the Ryzen 5 7600X.
Power Efficient Design
Thanks to both IPC improvements and the use of 5nm process technology, AMD was able to use a much lesser area (denser) for its core design. Of course, a more advanced technology node and process also mean that the chip will be much more power efficient.
Compared with the previous generation Ryzen 5000 series with the latest Ryzen 7000 series, the new Zen 4 architecture processors achieved a 62% lower power consumption rating when they are both configured to produce the same performance. When configured to be of the same power level, the Ryzen 7000 series was able to produce 49% more performance than its predecessor. This is a testament to the advancements in terms of efficiency of the new Ryzen 7000 series processors.
For the V-Ray benchmark 5.x, the Ryzen 9 7950X was shown to be up to 47% more energy efficient (in terms of performance-per-watt) when compared to the Core i9-12900K
While everything seems promising now, please be patient and we’ll see how the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X performs in our benchmark suite. Details on the performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X will be available from the 27th of September.