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AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 7 7700X show potential to match Core i9-12900K in single-core but Raptor Lake could further widen performance deltas

The AMD Ryzen 7 7700X seems to show expected single and multi-core gains over the Ryzen 7 5800X. (Image Source: Cortexa99 on Anandtech Forums)
The AMD Ryzen 7 7700X seems to show expected single and multi-core gains over the Ryzen 7 5800X. (Image Source: Cortexa99 on Anandtech Forums)
Cinebench R23 numbers for AMD's upcoming Raphael Zen 4 Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 7 7700X have leaked recently. The single-core numbers seem to be on par with the Core i7-12700K with potential for beating even the Core i9-12900K. Multi-core numbers for these processors show decent gains over their predecessors, but Intel seems to have the upper hand here at the moment.

AMD is all set to unveil the Ryzen 7000 series tomorrow. Meanwhile, several benchmark leaks have been pouring in consistently from known quarters. Recently, Cinebench R23 numbers for the Ryzen 5 7600X and the Ryzen 7 7700X have leaked promising good gains vis-a-vis Zen 3. 

This information comes via known leaker @greymon55 on Twitter, who has only given hints about possible Cinebench R23 scores for the Ryzen 5 7600X and the Ryzen 7 7700X.

According to @greymon55, the Ryzen 5 7600X scores about "19xx" points in Cinebench R23 single and "151xx" in the multi-core component of the test. While the "xx" numbers are anybody's guess at this point, even if take the value to be 1900, it does show the Ryzen 5 7600X coming close to the Core i7-12700K's single-core performance.

A higher single-core score, which is not unlikely depending on other optimizations at play, would mean that the Ryzen 5 7600X can potentially match or beat the Core i9-12900K in single-core.

Multi-core, on the other hand, seems to have taken a hit. Considering a score of 15100, the Ryzen 5 7600X seems to be about 13.7% slower than a Core i5-12600K and about 33% slower than a Core i7-12700K. Overall, the Ryzen 7 7600X seems to be about 23% and 27% faster than its predecessor, the Ryzen 5 5600X, in Cinebench R23 single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.

Similarly, the Ryzen 7 7700X is shown to have amassed "20xx" in single-core and "198xx" in multi-core Cinebench R23. The Ryzen 7 7700X is definitely in the Core i9-12900K's league when it comes to single-core scores but is about 24% slower when it comes to multi-core performance. However, we do see the Ryzen 7 7700X being a good match for the Core i7-12700K in this test.

Compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X, the Ryzen 7 7700X seems to be about 27% and 32.3% faster in single and multi-core Cinebench R23 tests, respectively.

These numbers are still early, so it's advisable to exercise some discretion. AMD is still testing out its AGESA firmware to extract the maximum juice from the Zen 4 family, so we will have to wait till September 15 for the first proper performance numbers to come out.

The performance gains so far do seem to be on expected lines, but all eyes will be on Intel's Raptor Lake generation to see how wide the deltas become. AMD tends to be a bit more conservative when it comes to power whereas we are already seeing rumors showing the Core i9-13900K drawing close to 350 W. 

A recent Raptor Lake Core i9-13900K leak also showed the upcoming Intel flagship to have large performance increases in comparison with the Ryzen 9 5950X and the Core i9-12900K. A clearer picture will emerge once we get to see some Ryzen 9 numbers as well.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2022-08-28 (Update: 2022-08-28)