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AMD Ryzen 5 9600X engineering sample benchmark highlights impressive performance gains

AMD's Ryzen 9000 desktop processors will go on sale next month (image via AMD)
AMD's Ryzen 9000 desktop processors will go on sale next month (image via AMD)
The AMD Ryzen 5 9600X has been benchmarked in AIDA64, where it performs ~80% faster than its predecessor. The silicon was also spotted running at 5.7 GHz, which is well over its advertised boost clock of 5.5 GHz.

One of AMD's newest Ryzen 9000 series desktop chip has finally shown up in the wild ahead of its July launch. An engineering sample of the entry-level Ryzen 5 9600X was benchmarked online (via HXL on X) and it highlighted an impressive performance uplift.

An AIDA64 run shows the Ryzen 5 9600X's L1 cache has read/write/copy speeds of 3756.4/1884.8/3755.8 GB/s. Similarly, the L2 cache operates at 1874.6/1795.1/1859.7 GB/s. Overall, this represents an ~80% increase in performance over the last-gen Ryzen 5 7600X (curr. $196 on Amazon).

At 5.0 GHz, the Ryzen 5 9600X scores 775.9 and 6,201.3 in CPU-Z's single and multi-threaded benchmarks, respectively. This is well below the CPU's advertised boost clock of 5.5 GHz. However, the silicon was pushed to 5.7 GHz, where it scored 871.4 and 7096.6 points in the same test.

It is important to note the Ryzen 5 9600X in question is a pre-production sample and might not perform to spec. Nevertheless, the initial results look promising and the CPU could very well dominate the mid-range segment, at least until Intel's Arrow Lake processors are out and about.

AMD Ryzen 5 9600X overclocked CPU-Z benchmark (image via HXL)
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X overclocked CPU-Z benchmark (image via HXL)
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X AIDA64 and CPU-Z benchmark (image via HXL)
AMD Ryzen 5 9600X AIDA64 and CPU-Z benchmark (image via HXL)

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Anil Ganti, 2024-06-11 (Update: 2024-06-11)