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AMD Ryzen 9 7900X and AMD Ryzen 5 7600X in review: Back to the fastest gaming CPU crown with Raphael!

Many innovations and a lot of power! Almost two years after the release of the Ryzen 5000 processors, AMD now unleashes its current line-up aka Raphael with a modern Zen 4 architecture into the race for the performance crown of the fastest CPU. Intel's Core i9-12900K often only sees the taillights with second-fastest model in our review, the Ryzen 9 7900X. You can find out how big the lead is and what AMD's smaller Ryzen 5 7600X can do in this detailed review.

On 08.10.2020, AMD had the last big launch in desktop processors. Today, almost two years later, AMD releases the brand-new AMD Ryzen 7000 models. In addition to the new processors, there are many other innovations that relate to the motherboard and RAM. The AM4 socket is replaced by the new AM5 socket based on a PGA layout. This means that Ryzen 7000 does not have any pins, but only contact surfaces on the underside — 1,718 of them to be exact. Unlike Intel, however, the use of DDR5 has become mandatory with Ryzen 7000. There is no backwards compatibility, which should definitely be considered when calculating the costs for an upgrade.

There are further visual differences in the processor itself in terms of the heat spreader compared to the previous models. Internally, however, AMD still relies on the so-called chiplet design, which consists of two CCDs with eight cores each and an I/O die in the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. As is known, the two CCDs communicate via the Infinity Fabric with the I/O die, which now always includes an iGPU in addition to the new DDR5 memory controller.

The new processors are manufactured at TSMC and AMD takes the next step with the 5 nm process. Higher clock rates can thus be achieved, which AMD also utilizes very well. Up to 5.7 GHz is possible ex-factory in Turbo mode in the Ryzen 9 7950X. The Ryzen 9 7900X still has 5.6 GHz in its spec sheet. At this point, we can already say that these clock rates were also achieved in our tests. Together with the higher IPC and the significantly increased clock rates, users can look forward to a decent performance increase.

However, the performance gain has one drawback, because the TDP of the new Ryzen 9 models has increased upwards to 170 W. AMD even specifies up to 230 W for the entire package (PPT - Package Power Tracking). However, that is still less than what Intel allows for its current processors — up to 241 W under load.

The AMD Ryzen 7000 family at a glance

Model Cores/Threads Base clock Turbo clock L2 cache L3 cache TDP PPT Launch price
Ryzen 9 7950X 16/32 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 16x 1 MB 64 MB 170 W 230 W 699 USD / 849 EUR
Ryzen 9 7900X 12/24 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 12x 1 MB 64 MB 170 W 230 W 549 USD / 669 EUR
Ryzen 7 7700X 8/16 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 8x 1 MB 32 MB 105 W 142 W 399 USD / 479 EUR
Ryzen 5 7600X 6/12 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 6x 1 MB 32 MB 105 W 142 W 299 USD / 359 EUR
AMD Ryzen 7000 series (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 7000 series (Source: AMD)

The test system

We use the following system for the following benchmarks and tests

  • Raijintek Pean Benchtable
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
  • Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master, BIOS: 813b
  • Alphacool Eisbear 280 AiO
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
  • Corsair HX 1200i power supply
  • G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo DDR5-6000 2x 16 GB, EXPO (DDR5-6000 CL30-38-38-96)
  • Intel Optane 905P 480 GB PCIe SSD
  • 2x Transcend NVMe SSD 512 GB
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Professional 64-bit (version 21H2)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X (Source: AMD)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X (Source: AMD)

The Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master in detail

Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master

We use the Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master as the base for our test. The motherboard offers all the new features that come with the new AMD Ryzen processors. This includes PCIe 5.0 support, which will be used by future SSDs but also graphics cards.

In total, there will be four different chipsets for socket AM5 including X670E, X670, B650E and B650. However, the cheaper boards will only be available in the next few weeks. Gigabyte's flagship offers 16+2+2 phases with the X670 Extreme chipset to ensure good processor power supply even during extreme overclocking. The voltage converters are located under a massive heatsink, which means we did not have any temperature problems even under load.

In total, up to four M.2 SSDs can be stored directly on the motherboard. Nevertheless, only the first M.2 slot offers the new PCIe 5.0 support. An active cooling of the chipset, which was the case in the X570 boards, is not available in the Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master. The new LGA socket aka AM5 offers 1,718 contact areas and is compatible with older AM4 coolers. AMD also talked about the service life of the new AM5 socket during the product launch. It is supposed to serve as a basis until at least 2025.

Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master
Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master

Processor benchmarks

The technical specifications of the new AMD Ryzen 7000 processors already promise a lot, and the new processors can actually prove those in action. Compared to the Ryzen 5000 generation, we record a performance increase of 26% for the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X. The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X can gain almost 20% in the performance rating compared to the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X.

As for the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, it is even significantly faster than the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. But the new 12-core can also prevail over the 16-core in the individual benchmarks. Thus, we can assume that the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X can also provide significantly more multi-thread performance. We will also try to run this sample through our test course in the next few days to be able to show the performance of the top model in comparison to the competition. Speaking of the competition, the Intel Core i9-12900K can't keep up with the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X either and has to rank 9% behind our test sample.

The smaller AMD Ryzen 5 7600X performs similarly well and can outperform the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X clearly. The lead over the Intel Core i5-12600K is a bit smaller than the 12-core at about 6%, but it is still there.

It remains to be seen what Intel will come up with in terms of the new Raptor Lake processors. These should follow soon and we are already looking forward to another battle.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

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AMD Ryzen Master

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

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AMD Ryzen Master
Performance Rating - Percent
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
73.4 pt ∼73%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
67.3 pt ∼67%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
64.8 pt ∼65%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
61.4 pt ∼61%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X -2!
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
58.2 pt ∼58%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
58 pt ∼58%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
52 pt ∼52%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
324 Points ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
315 Points ∼96% -3%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
286 Points ∼87% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
275 Points ∼84% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
272 Points ∼83% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
271 Points ∼83% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
254 Points ∼77% -22%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
4856 Points ∼50%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
4492 Points ∼46% -7%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
4057 Points ∼42% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
3717 Points ∼38% -23%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
2555 Points ∼26% -47%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2507 Points ∼26% -48%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1968 Points ∼20% -59%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
786 Points ∼90%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
766 Points ∼88% -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
761 Points ∼87% -3%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
734 Points ∼84% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
641 Points ∼74% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
639 Points ∼73% -19%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
601 Points ∼69% -24%
CPU (Multi Core)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
11563 Points ∼49%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
10482 Points ∼44% -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
10240 Points ∼43% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
8629 Points ∼37% -25%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
6692 Points ∼28% -42%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
5985 Points ∼25% -48%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
4567 Points ∼19% -61%
Cinebench R23
Single Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2039 Points ∼90%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1998 Points ∼88% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
1967 Points ∼87% -4%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1907 Points ∼84% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
1649 Points ∼73% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
1568 Points ∼69% -23%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1541 Points ∼68% -24%
Multi Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
29480 Points ∼48%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
27062 Points ∼44% -8%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
27005 Points ∼44% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
20634 Points ∼34% -30%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
17491 Points ∼29% -41%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
15322 Points ∼25% -48%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
11838 Points ∼19% -60%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
3.83 Points ∼12%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
3.72 Points ∼12% -3%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
3.49 Points ∼11% -9%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
3.31 Points ∼11% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
3.14 Points ∼10% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
3.14 Points ∼10% -18%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
2.95 Points ∼9% -23%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
54.51 Points ∼77%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
49.6 Points ∼70% -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
47.06 Points ∼66% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
41.78 Points ∼59% -23%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
30.01 Points ∼42% -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
28.41 Points ∼40% -48%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
21.75 Points ∼31% -60%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
16338 Points ∼89%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
16144 Points ∼88% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
16010 Points ∼87% -2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
15180 Points ∼83% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
13279 Points ∼72% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
12739 Points ∼69% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
12563 Points ∼68% -23%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
121250 Points ∼92%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
112749 Points ∼85% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
104638 Points ∼79% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
99651 Points ∼75% -18%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
89641 Points ∼68% -26%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
89478 Points ∼68% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
69545 Points ∼53% -43%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
260.2 Seconds * ∼2% -145%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
203 Seconds * ∼1% -92%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
189.5 Seconds * ∼1% -79%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
141 Seconds * ∼1% -33%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
121.1 Seconds * ∼1% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
112.8 Seconds * ∼1% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
106 Seconds * ∼1%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
4.924 s * ∼1% -176%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
4.725 s * ∼1% -165%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
3.891 s * ∼1% -118%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2.78 s * ∼1% -56%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
2.538 s * ∼1% -43%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
1.781 s * ∼0%
1024m
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
202.7 s * ∼2% -407%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
190.6 s * ∼2% -377%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
113.9 s * ∼1% -185%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
74.491 s * ∼1% -86%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
64.9 s * ∼1% -62%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
39.954 s * ∼0%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
376 (369min - 378max) fps ∼88%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
368.5 (366min - 369max) fps ∼87% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
367 (363min - 371max) fps ∼86% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
338.5 (337min - 340max) fps ∼80% -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
335 (325min - 337max) fps ∼79% -11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
333.5 (332min - 336max) fps ∼78% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
320 (319min - 321max) fps ∼75% -15%
Pass 2
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
241 (240min - 242max) fps ∼88%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
221 (220min - 221max) fps ∼81% -8%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
206 (206min - 206max) fps ∼75% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
191 (190min - 192max) fps ∼70% -21%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
148 (147min - 148max) fps ∼54% -39%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
147.8 (147.7min - 147.9max) fps ∼54% -39%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
117 (117min - 117max) fps ∼43% -51%
WinRAR - Result
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
17225 KB/s ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
16178 KB/s ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
13361 KB/s ∼77% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
13282 KB/s ∼77% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
12503 KB/s ∼72% -27%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
10792 KB/s ∼62% -37%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
6239 KB/s ∼36% -64%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
26.9 GB/s ∼0% +82%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
21.2 GB/s ∼0% +43%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
18.5 GB/s ∼0% +25%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
14.8 GB/s ∼0%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
13.2 GB/s ∼0% -11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12.8 GB/s ∼0% -14%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
10.7 GB/s ∼0% -28%
Twofish Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
3.7 GB/s ∼0% +32%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
3.7 GB/s ∼0% +32%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
2.9 GB/s ∼0% +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2.8 GB/s ∼0%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
2.2 GB/s ∼0% -21%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
1.8 GB/s ∼0% -36%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1.5 GB/s ∼0% -46%
Serpent Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
2.4 GB/s ∼0% +60%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1.9 GB/s ∼0% +27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
1.8 GB/s ∼0% +20%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
1.5 GB/s ∼0%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1.3 GB/s ∼0% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
1.1 GB/s ∼0% -27%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
0.938 GB/s ∼0% -37%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
19987 Points ∼69%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
17854 Points ∼62% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
16891 Points ∼59% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
12990 Points ∼45% -35%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12797 Points ∼44% -36%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
11917 Points ∼41% -40%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
8980 Points ∼31% -55%
Single-Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2274 Points ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2205 Points ∼95% -3%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
2042 Points ∼88% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1904 Points ∼82% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
1682 Points ∼73% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
1669 Points ∼72% -27%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1657 Points ∼72% -27%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
19975 Points ∼63%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
17959 Points ∼57% -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
16570 Points ∼52% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
12974 Points ∼41% -35%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12746 Points ∼40% -36%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
11880 Points ∼37% -41%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
8926 Points ∼28% -55%
5.0 Single-Core
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
2194 Points ∼10%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
2126 Points ∼9% -3%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1968 Points ∼9% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1821 Points ∼8% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
1683 Points ∼7% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
1667 Points ∼7% -24%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1587 Points ∼7% -28%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
9193 Points ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
8926 Points ∼92% -3%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
8665 Points ∼89% -6%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
8223 Points ∼85% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
7297 Points ∼75% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
7216 Points ∼75% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
6953 Points ∼72% -24%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
74731 Points ∼83%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
63583 Points ∼71% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
63233 Points ∼71% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
51794 Points ∼58% -31%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
47407 Points ∼53% -37%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
46557 Points ∼52% -38%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
35617 Points ∼40% -52%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
28618 Points ∼79%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
28211 Points ∼78% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
25396 Points ∼70% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
25367 Points ∼70% -11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
25017 Points ∼69% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
23423 Points ∼65% -18%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
19649 Points ∼54% -31%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
127792 MIPS ∼79% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
124975 MIPS ∼77%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
97671 MIPS ∼60% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
95123 MIPS ∼59% -24%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
69291 MIPS ∼43% -45%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
64260 MIPS ∼40% -49%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
56607 MIPS ∼35% -55%
7z b 4 -mmt1
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
8282 MIPS ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
8063 MIPS ∼96% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
6974 MIPS ∼83% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
6785 MIPS ∼81% -18%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
6594 MIPS ∼79% -20%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
6571 MIPS ∼79% -21%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
5944 MIPS ∼71% -28%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
36.2 fps ∼78%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
31.8 fps ∼68% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
30.1 fps ∼65% -17%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
30 fps ∼64% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
25.5 fps ∼55% -30%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
21.1 fps ∼45% -42%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
15.7 fps ∼34% -57%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
0.4778 sec * ∼10% -28%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
0.4556 sec * ∼10% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
0.4513 sec * ∼10% -21%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
0.4456 sec * ∼10% -19%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
0.4216 sec * ∼9% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
0.3749 sec * ∼8% -0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
0.3736 sec * ∼8%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
71.8 s * ∼18% -106%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
47.65 s * ∼12% -37%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
45.97 s * ∼12% -32%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
45.14 s * ∼11% -29%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
40.6 s * ∼10% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
36.8 s * ∼9% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
34.9 s * ∼9%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
371 Points ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
362 Points ∼96% -2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
320 Points ∼84% -14%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
293 Points ∼77% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
291 Points ∼77% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
286 Points ∼75% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
284 Points ∼75% -23%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
578 ms * ∼1% -34%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
566 ms * ∼1% -31%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
558 ms * ∼1% -29%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
511 ms * ∼1% -19%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
481 ms * ∼1% -12%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
441 ms * ∼1% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
431 ms * ∼1%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
42399 Points ∼78%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
39462 Points ∼73% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
39353 Points ∼73% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
36154 Points ∼67% -15%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
30780 Points ∼57% -27%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
29443 Points ∼54% -31%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
26038 Points ∼48% -39%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
42682 Points ∼79%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
39600 Points ∼73% -7%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
39112 Points ∼72% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
35451 Points ∼66% -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
30691 Points ∼57% -28%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
29671 Points ∼55% -30%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
25990 Points ∼48% -39%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
18431 Points ∼93% +11%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
R9 7900X, 4700 MHz
16616 Points ∼83%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
13869 Points ∼70% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
13650 Points ∼69% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
12633 Points ∼63% -24%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
R5 7600X, 4700 MHz
10458 Points ∼53% -37%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
8911 Points ∼45% -46%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Cinebench R15 - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Cinebench R20 - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Cinebench R20 - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Cinebench R23 - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Cinebench R23 - AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Cinebench R15 - AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
Cinebench R15 - AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
Cinebench R20 - AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
Cinebench R20 - AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
Cinebench R23 - AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
Cinebench R23 - AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X + AMD Ryzen 9 7900X vs. Cinebench R15 multi-loop

The high multi-thread performance can also be maintained permanently in our test setup, as we can see in the results of the Cinebench R15 multi-loop. With an average of 4,785 points, the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X finishes this test better than the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (4,467 points).

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X can't quite keep up the lead of the Intel Core i5 12600K although the gap is exceedingly small with only 100 points in the 50 runs. The Intel Core i9-12900K doesn't play a big role here and can't even put the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X under pressure.

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AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, AMD Ryzen 9 7900X: Ø4785 (4739.9-4829.17)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, AMD Ryzen 5 7600X: Ø2468 (2440.21-2487.56)
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K, Intel Core i9-12900K: Ø3987 (3920.42-4037.55)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: Ø3681 (3663.67-3707.14)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: Ø1948 (1942.12-1954.65)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: Ø4467 (4442.47-4510.09)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K, Intel Core i5-12600K: Ø2545 (2497.35-2570.36)

Synthetic benchmarks and application performance

The two new AMD processors clearly set the tone in synthetic benchmarks. The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X can place itself ahead of the competition with a clear lead. AMD only has to rank behind Intel in the memory benchmarks. Nevertheless, the gap is only in single-digit percentages.

PCMark 10 - Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
9911 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
9470 Points ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
8778 Points ∼89% -11%
Intel Core i9-12900K
8604 Points ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8270 Points ∼83% -17%
Intel Core i5-12600K
8259 Points ∼83% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
7098 Points ∼72% -28%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
42682 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
39600 Points ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i9-12900K
39112 Points ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
32156 Points ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
30691 Points ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i5-12600K
29671 Points ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
25990 Points ∼61% -39%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-12900K
18431 Points ∼100% +11%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
16616 Points ∼90%
Intel Core i5-12600K
13869 Points ∼75% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
13650 Points ∼74% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12111 Points ∼66% -27%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
10458 Points ∼57% -37%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8911 Points ∼48% -46%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
28618 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K
28211 Points ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
25396 Points ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
25367 Points ∼89% -11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
25017 Points ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i9-12900K
23076 Points ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
20214 Points ∼71% -29%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
19649 Points ∼69% -31%
CrossMark - Overall
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2405 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2236 Points ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1637 Points ∼68% -32%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1567 Points ∼65% -35%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1495 Points ∼62% -38%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1489 Points ∼62% -38%
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
70076 MB/s ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
69140 MB/s ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
66130 MB/s ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
59949 MB/s ∼86% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
59171 MB/s ∼84% -14%
Desktop-PC
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
55947 MB/s ∼80% -19%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
53947 MB/s ∼77% -22%
Average of class
  (4514 - 150906, n=1064)
39903 MB/s ∼57% -42%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
76023 MB/s ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
75338 MB/s ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
70692 MB/s ∼93% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
62991 MB/s ∼83% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
59238 MB/s ∼78% -21%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
59007 MB/s ∼78% -22%
Desktop-PC
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
53231 MB/s ∼70% -29%
Average of class
  (4031 - 153938, n=1025)
42868 MB/s ∼56% -43%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
81320 MB/s ∼100% +6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
76967 MB/s ∼95%
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
73572 MB/s ∼90% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
55525 MB/s ∼68% -28%
Desktop-PC
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
54171 MB/s ∼67% -30%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
48748 MB/s ∼60% -37%
Average of class
  (3506 - 153477, n=1028)
42279 MB/s ∼52% -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
28798 MB/s ∼35% -63%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
83.5 ns * ∼100% -32%
Average of class
  (18.8 - 336, n=1105)
78.9 ns * ∼94% -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
67.7 ns * ∼81% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
63.9 ns * ∼77% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
63.8 ns * ∼76% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
63.3 ns * ∼76%
Desktop-PC
Intel Core i9-12900K, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
59.5 ns * ∼71% +6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, NVIDIA Titan RTX
58.4 ns * ∼70% +8%

* ... smaller is better

Game benchmarks

Let's now turn to the gaming benchmarks. Due to the high single-thread performance of Intel processors, Intel set the tone here for a long time and was gradually put under pressure by AMD with the Ryzen 5000 CPUs. Only with the Intel Core i9-12900K could Intel regain the crown in this aspect. But now there is another change at the top, because the Intel Core i9-12900K is now beaten by the new AMD Ryzen processors of the 7000 generation. The Core i9-12900K even has to subordinate itself to the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, which is very impressive.

Nevertheless, it has to be put into perspective that the performance difference becomes smaller with increasing resolutions, since it then depends more on the graphics card's performance. Nevertheless, we can partly do without drastic performance increases in favor of the new AMD Ryzen processors at 1080p with maximum details.

Gaming performance in direct comparison with Intel

Performance Rating - Percent
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
99.4 pt ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
95.6 pt ∼96%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
91.5 pt ∼92%
Intel Core i5-12600K -2!
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
80.9 pt ∼81%
F1 22
1920x1080 Low Preset AA:T AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
344 (260min, 201P1 - 409max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
333 (255min, 199P1 - 409max) fps ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
316 (235min) fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
258 (208min, 159P1 - 307max) fps ∼75% -25%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
131 (109min) fps ∼100% +5%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
128.7 (104min, 93P1 - 154max) fps ∼98% +3%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
126.4 (109min, 100P1 - 145max) fps ∼96% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
125.1 (108min, 100P1 - 144max) fps ∼95%
Cyberpunk 2077 1.5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
173 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
126.3 (79min - 175.5max) fps ∼73% -27%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
125 fps ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
103 (67min) fps ∼60% -40%
1920x1080 Low Preset
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
217 (92min) fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
214 fps ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
199 fps ∼92% -7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
165 (69.5min - 218max) fps ∼76% -23%
Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
187 (145min) fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
186 (133min - 258max) fps ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
183 (136min - 251max) fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
158 (120min - 225max) fps ∼84% -15%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
244 (164min - 331max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
238 (152min - 327max) fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
236 (154min) fps ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
197 (153min - 254max) fps ∼81% -19%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
160.9 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
151.8 fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
147.7 fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
111.1 fps ∼69% -31%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
227 fps ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
225 fps ∼99%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
213 fps ∼94% -5%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
157.9 fps ∼70% -30%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1920x1080 High Quality
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
190.8 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
188.4 fps ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
185.5 fps ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
173.5 fps ∼91% -9%
1280x720 Lite Quality
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
236 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
233 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
233 fps ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
217 fps ∼92% -8%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
231.65 (196.5min) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
228.5 (193.7min) fps ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
196.8 (171.6min) fps ∼85% -15%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
171.9 (149.6min) fps ∼74% -26%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
301.3 (255.5min) fps ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
293.1 (253min) fps ∼97%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
235.4 (207.6min) fps ∼78% -20%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
203.6 (180.1min) fps ∼68% -31%
The Witcher 3
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
188.1 (93.6min, 119.6P0.1, 157P1 - 509max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
186.4 (85.2min, 119.4P0.1, 152.4P1 - 439max) fps ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
181 (13min) fps ∼96% -4%
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
773 (81.6min, 345P0.1, 543P1 - 1294max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
710 (99.8min, 384P0.1, 495P1 - 1262max) fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
644 (12min) fps ∼83% -17%
GTA V
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
161.4 (8.93min, 125P1 - 341max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
155.2 (5.9min, 111.1P1 - 371max) fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
148.7 (3.1min, 111.1P1 - 272max) fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
133 (5.5min, 90.9P1 - 206max) fps ∼82% -18%
1024x768 Lowest Settings possible
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
187.5 (8.3min, 200P1 - 623max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
187.5 (10.5min, 200P1 - 530max) fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
187.4 (41.6min, 200P1 - 443max) fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
186.1 (2.03min, 166.7P1 - 287max) fps ∼99% -1%

Ryzen 9 7900X with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 187.5 187.5 187.1 161.4 151.8 182.2
The Witcher 3 (2015) 773 586 384 188.1 156.9
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 293.1 257 250.4 231.65 216.7
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 236 231 190.8 146.6 88.8
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 225 199.2 160.9 133.5
Far Cry 5 (2018) 244 211 203 186 176 110
Strange Brigade (2018) 741 479 380 329 249 153.1
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 314 261 251 234 172.2 99.6
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 200 176 169 151 143 109
Metro Exodus (2019) 311 223 175.2 140.1 115.8 76.6
Borderlands 3 (2019) 244 213 190.8 164.1 131.6 75.3
F1 2020 (2020) 487 403 374 270 218 138.8
F1 2021 (2021) 648 548 441 224 175.4 105.3
Cyberpunk 2077 1.5 (2022) 214 213 174 173 88 46
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (2022) 364 294 212 168.5 124 70.8
F1 22 (2022) 344 361 321 125.1 83.8 42.4
The Quarry (2022) 282 216 177.7 144.4 103.6 58.9

Ryzen 5 7600X with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 187.5 187.5 186.7 155.2 148 181.9
The Witcher 3 (2015) 710 566 265 186.4 158.1
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 301.3 260 244.9 228.5 214.5
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 233 227 188.4 147.1 90.6
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 227 193.6 151.8 127.6
Far Cry 5 (2018) 238 208 196 183 171 111
Strange Brigade (2018) 819 510 402 354 270 161.4
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 299 251 241 228 172 99.7
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 191 168 161 144 138 109
Metro Exodus (2019) 321 221 173.1 138.5 115.4 76.3
Borderlands 3 (2019) 232 205 185 161.2 130.7 75
F1 2020 (2020) 587 460 418 302 238 145.4
F1 2021 (2021) 699 562 453 227 175.8 105.6
Cyberpunk 2077 1.5 (2022) 199 198 174 125 88 46
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (2022) 367 294 211 168.3 124 70.4
F1 22 (2022) 333 352 312 126.4 84.4 42.6

Energy consumption

The high performance of the new AMD Ryzen 7000 processors is accompanied by a significantly increased power consumption. If the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X still came with 105 W (TDP - Thermal Design Power), current Ryzen 9 models can consume 170 W. The PPT (Package Power Tracking) increases from 142 W to 230 W.

If we take a look at the comparison under load with Cinebech R15-Multi, the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X is only slightly behind the Intel Core i9-12900K in the ranking. Nevertheless, we note a lower performance compared to the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X indicated by a 33% higher power consumption. For the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X, we only note an increase of 26% compared to the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. We also observed a similar performance increase in the stress test with Prime95. With more than 500 W, the power consumption during gaming is once again significantly higher due to the graphics card. We have to calculate about 350 W for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 alone.

AMD recommends using an appropriate cooling solution for its processors. Thus, you should at least use a 240 or 280 AiO solution when running an AMD Ryzen 9, although a good tower cooler is sufficient for the AMD Ryzen 7 as well as the AMD Ryzen 5. However, our load test shows that our 280 AiO solution already had its problems in the open configuration. The maximum 95 °C temperature that AMD specifies for all new processors is still reached. Our recommendation is to use a 360 AiO solution, regardless of whether Ryzen 9, Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 5 of the 7000 series is to be installed. As a hint, AMD also provides a reference value for the temperatures, which is between 70 and 90 °C.

Eco Mode:

AMD uses this mode to reduce the TDP, which can also be compared with Intel's PL1 and PL2 limitations. Thus, the processors can be operated at 65 W, 105 W or at an unthrottled 170 W.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

Power consumption test system - idle
Power consumption test system - idle
Power consumption test system - Cinebench R15-nT
Power consumption test system - Cinebench R15-nT
Power consumption test system - stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Power consumption test system - stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Power consumption test system - gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra-Preset)
Power consumption test system - gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra-Preset)
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

Power consumption test system - idle
Power consumption test system - idle
Power consumption test system - Cinebench R15-nT
Power consumption test system - Cinebench R15-nT
Power consumption test system - stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Power consumption test system - stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Power consumption test system - gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra-Preset)
Power consumption test system - gaming (The Witcher 3 Ultra-Preset)
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test - Prime95 + FurMark
Power Consumption / Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.5 W)
324.4 Watt * ∼100% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
313 (214min, 221P1 - 406max) Watt * ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78.1 W)
235.8 (204min - 238max) Watt * ∼73% +25%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78 W)
226.1 (160min - 249max) Watt * ∼70% +28%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
215 (134.8min, 135.6P1 - 259max) Watt * ∼66% +31%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.45 W)
205.9 (145min - 213max) Watt * ∼63% +34%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 79.23 W)
170.1 (165min - 210max) Watt * ∼52% +46%
Power Consumption / Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
319 (310min, 311P1 - 357max) Watt * ∼100%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.5 W)
279.6 (261min - 357max) Watt * ∼88% +12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.45 W)
256.5 (238min - 275max) Watt * ∼80% +20%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78 W)
252.3 (227min - 259max) Watt * ∼79% +21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78.1 W)
235.6 (211min - 284max) Watt * ∼74% +26%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
227 (218min, 219P1 - 245max) Watt * ∼71% +29%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 79.23 W)
175.8 (170min - 179max) Watt * ∼55% +45%
Power Consumption / The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 7900X
555 (547min, 549P1 - 607max) Watt * ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R5 7600X
519 (510min, 513P1 - 564max) Watt * ∼94% +6%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, R9 5900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 91.1 W)
463.7 (450min - 487max) Watt * ∼84% +16%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.5 W)
463 (439min - 490max) Watt * ∼83% +17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78 W)
440.5 (420min - 466max) Watt * ∼79% +21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 78.1 W)
439.6 (419min - 497max) Watt * ∼79% +21%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 79.23 W)
409.2 (381min - 434max) Watt * ∼74% +26%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5 (Idle: 70.45 W)
408.9 (401min - 460max) Watt * ∼74% +26%

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Power Consumption With External Monitor

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