AMD Ryzen 5 7600 benchmark appearance shows early promise of an affordable Zen 4 processor
It appears a non-X variant of the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is in the pipeline, as a likely engineering sample has been spotted on the SiSoftware Sandra benchmark database by APISAK. The record for the Ryzen 5 7600 reveals it to be a 6-core, 12-thread processor with clock readings of 3.8 GHz/3.8 GHz (average speed), and 3.2 GHz IMC. In addition, the Zen 4 chip sports 6x 1 MB L2 and 32 MB L3 cache, which are the same amounts as the with-X SKU.
Two results are offered for the AMD Ryzen 5 7600 in this particular benchmark: 259.72 GOPS for processor arithmetic and 1,084.75 Mpix/s for processor multimedia. In comparison, the Ryzen 5 7600X has aggregated average scores in these two disciplines of 318.14 GOPS and 1,332.69 Mpix/s, respectively. Although this places the Ryzen 5 7600 at disadvantages of -18.36% and -18.60%, respectively, more can be expected with further testing.
For instance, the Ryzen 5 7600X has a recorded average speed of 5.05 GHz in the Sandra benchmark compared to the Ryzen 5 7600’s 3.79 GHz. The boost clock-rate difference between the Ryzen 5 5600 and Ryzen 5 5600X is small at 0.2 GHz (4.4 GHz vs. 4.6 GHz), so it is fair to presume that the AMD Ryzen 5 7600 will offer scores closer to its superior with-X counterpart in the near future if its average clock rate exceeds 3.8 GHz.
In addition to that benchmarking potential, there is also the possibility the Ryzen 5 7600 will allow a much more affordable entry into Zen 4 for desktop PC builders. The with-X SKU is priced at US$299, the same as the Ryzen 5 5600X was at launch, so it could be that the Ryzen 5 7600 is released around the US$199 mark (Ryzen 5 5600: US$199). Buyers will still need a motherboard that supports the AM5 socket but the performance promise might be worth the extra expense.