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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X and AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Review: Superlative performance and efficiency gains that give Raptor Lake a run for the money

Raphael's shiny new frescos. The AMD Raphael Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 7 7700X come with the promise of significant performance and efficiency upgrades over Zen 3. The new processors vie with Intel's latest Raptor Lake offerings for the performance and gaming crown, and succeed for the most part. The new Eco mode, wherein a 65 W Ryzen 7 7950X can outpace a stock Alder Lake Core i9-12900K, is particularly interesting, but users will have to factor in the initial investment that goes into the AM5 platform.

After having held on to the AM4 platform for more than half a decade, Zen 4 marks AMD's first generational shift to a new era of PC computing. The Raphael Zen 4 lineup, which has four SKUs so far, brings with it native support for DDR5 and PCIe Gen 5 technologies. Apart from these, Zen 4 processors come with AVX-512 instruction support, a built-in RDNA 2 iGPU, and the promise of increased IPC gains and power efficiency.

The Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series require new socket AM5-based motherboards, with the flagship X670E boards even featuring daisy-chained dual-PROM21 chipsets. The new LGA 1718 socket allows for increased power limits up to 230 W PPT, which can accommodate CPUs up to 170 W TDP.

Zen 4's core complex dies (CCDs) are fabbed on the TSMC 5 nm node while the I/O die, which houses the 2-CU RDNA 2 iGPU, PCIe Gen 5 lanes, and the DDR5 memory controller, uses TSMC 6 nm. Unlike Intel Raptor Lake, which supports both DDR4 and DDR5, AM5 supports only DDR5 memory.

While this does bring several engineering advantages, there is a short term hiccup for the consumer since DDR5 prices remain on the higher side compared to DDR4.

With AM4, users had to configure the fabric, memory controller, and memory clocks to run in a 1:1:1 ratio, which meant that DDR4-3600 RAM was the sweet spot for Ryzen 5000. In Ryzen 7000, the fabric clock can be set to Auto while the memory controller and memory clocks can run in a 1:1 ratio.

AMD recommends DDR5-6000 RAM as the sweet spot for Ryzen 7000. Users can select from pre-determined EXPO profiles, which is basically AMD's royalty-free way of defining one-click memory OC, similar in many ways to Intel's XMP. Our test platform took an unusually long time for adjusting to new EXPO profiles, but newer BIOS updates should enable faster changes.

We have previously reviewed the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X and the Ryzen 5 7600X and came out pretty impressed with what's on offer. In this review, we complete the current Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 stack by testing out the Ryzen 9 7950X and the Ryzen 7 7700X in detail. Now that Intel's Raptor Lake lineup is also available, the comparisons become even more interesting.

An overview of AMD 'Raphael' Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 desktop processors

SKU 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 US$699 / €849
Ryzen 9 7900X 12/24 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 12x 1 MB 64 MB 170 W 230 W US$549 / €669
Ryzen 7 7700X 8/16 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 8x 1 MB 32 MB 105 W 142 W US$399 / €479
Ryzen 5 7600X 6/12 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 6x 1 MB 32 MB 105 W 142 W US$299 / €359

The test bench: Zen 4 gets paired with the RTX 3090

We used the following components for testing the Ryzen 7 7700X and the Ryzen 9 7950X:

  • Cooler Master MasterFrame 700 test bench
  • Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master motherboard with reference BIOS version 813b
  • Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity GPU
  • Gigabyte Aorus Gen 4 2 TB NVMe SSD for benchmarks and games
  • 2x 16 GB Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 RAM with timings 36-38-38-80 at 1.35 V
  • Gigabyte M28U 4K 144 Hz monitor
  • Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360L V2 ARGB AIO cooler
  • Cooler Master MVE Gold 1250 V2 fully modular PSU

We would like to thank AMD for supplying the Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X CPUs, the X670E Aorus Master motherboard, and the Kingston DDR5 memory kit. We also would like to thank Zotac for the RTX 3090 Trinity GPU, Gigabyte for the M28U monitor and Aorus NVMe SSD, and finally Cooler Master for the test bench, AIO cooler, and the power supply.

CPU benchmarks: Cut-throat competition with Raptor Lake

While cumulative scores see the Intel and AMD flagships tieing with each other, individual benchmarks do show some differences. For instance, the Ryzen 9 7950X is about 11% slower in Cinebench R23 single-core compared to the Core i9-13900K.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

The delta between the Ryzen 9 7950X and the Core i9-13900K is not of much significance in Cinebench R20, Cinebench R15, and Geekbench single-core tests.

The Ryzen 9 7950X does have a 20% lead over the Core i9-13900K in TrueCrypt and is able to beat the Raptor Lake flagship by a whisker in HWBOT x264 4K and 7-Zip multi. In most other cases, the performances of both the Ryzen 9 7950X and the Core i9-13900K are virtually identical.

The Core i9-13900K seems to have an ever-so slight advantage in multi-core runs, but the overall results are in line with what we would consider to be run-to-run variations.

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

Interestingly, the 8C/16T Ryzen 7 7700X could muster an edge over the 14C/20T Core i5-13600K in cumulative scores across all tests. While both the Core i5-13600K and the Ryzen 7 7700X show near-identical single-core performance, the former can lead by up to 24% in Cinebench multi-core tests.

The Ryzen 7000 processors in general seem to be performing better than their Intel counterparts in the 7-Zip single-core test, with the Ryzen 7 7700X leading the Core i5-13600K by as much as 23%. The Ryzen 7 7700X also took the least amount of time among all CPUs in comparison in our LibreOffice 20-document PDF conversion benchmark.

Performance Rating - Percent
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
88.9 pt ∼89%
Intel Core i9-13900K
88.9 pt ∼89%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
77.8 pt ∼78%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
69.1 pt ∼69%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
66.7 pt ∼67%
Intel Core i5-13600K
65.3 pt ∼65%
Intel Core i9-12900K
65.3 pt ∼65%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X -2!
61.7 pt ∼62%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
60.3 pt ∼60%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
54.4 pt ∼54%
Intel Core i5-12600K
50.4 pt ∼50%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
49.5 pt ∼50%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
45.5 pt ∼46%
Cinebench R23
Single Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
2267 Points ∼100% +12%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2039 Points ∼90% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2017 Points ∼89%
Intel Core i5-13600K
2010 Points ∼89% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
1998 Points ∼88% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
1986 Points ∼88% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
1967 Points ∼87% -2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1907 Points ∼84% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1649 Points ∼73% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1568 Points ∼69% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1554 Points ∼69% -23%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1541 Points ∼68% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1452 Points ∼64% -28%
Multi Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
40103 Points ∼100% +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
38248 Points ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
29480 Points ∼74% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
27062 Points ∼67% -29%
Intel Core i9-12900K
27005 Points ∼67% -29%
Intel Core i5-13600K
24268 Points ∼61% -37%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
20634 Points ∼51% -46%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
19509 Points ∼49% -49%
Intel Core i5-12600K
17491 Points ∼44% -54%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
15322 Points ∼38% -60%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
15241 Points ∼38% -60%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
14317 Points ∼36% -63%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
11838 Points ∼30% -69%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
828 Points ∼100% +6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
786 Points ∼95% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
783 Points ∼95%
Intel Core i5-13600K
775 Points ∼94% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
772 Points ∼93% -1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
766 Points ∼93% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
761 Points ∼92% -3%
Intel Core i5-12600K
734 Points ∼89% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
641 Points ∼77% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
639 Points ∼77% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
625 Points ∼75% -20%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
601 Points ∼73% -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
566 Points ∼68% -28%
CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
15181 Points ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
14891 Points ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
11563 Points ∼76% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
10482 Points ∼69% -30%
Intel Core i9-12900K
10240 Points ∼67% -31%
Intel Core i5-13600K
9265 Points ∼61% -38%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
8629 Points ∼57% -42%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
7617 Points ∼50% -49%
Intel Core i5-12600K
6692 Points ∼44% -55%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
6068 Points ∼40% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
5985 Points ∼39% -60%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
5479 Points ∼36% -63%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
4567 Points ∼30% -69%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
327 Points ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
324 Points ∼99% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
317 Points ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
315 Points ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
314 Points ∼96% -1%
Intel Core i5-13600K
289 Points ∼88% -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
286 Points ∼87% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
275 Points ∼84% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
272 Points ∼83% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
271 Points ∼83% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
266 Points ∼81% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
254 Points ∼78% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
241 Points ∼74% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
6236 (6091.06min - 6236.36max) Points ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
6191 Points ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
4856 Points ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
4492 Points ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i9-12900K
4057 Points ∼65% -35%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3717 Points ∼60% -40%
Intel Core i5-13600K
3643 Points ∼58% -42%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
3191 (3116.72min - 3191.32max) Points ∼51% -49%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
2616 Points ∼42% -58%
Intel Core i5-12600K
2555 Points ∼41% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2507 Points ∼40% -60%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
2413 (2388.2min - 2413.42max) Points ∼39% -61%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1968 Points ∼32% -68%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
260.2 Seconds * ∼100% -217%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
212.6 Seconds * ∼82% -159%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
203 Seconds * ∼78% -148%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
196.8 Seconds * ∼76% -140%
Intel Core i5-12600K
189.5 Seconds * ∼73% -131%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
160 Seconds * ∼61% -95%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
141 Seconds * ∼54% -72%
Intel Core i5-13600K
135 Seconds * ∼52% -65%
Intel Core i9-12900K
121.1 Seconds * ∼47% -48%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
112.8 Seconds * ∼43% -38%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
106 Seconds * ∼41% -29%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
82 Seconds * ∼32%
Intel Core i9-13900K
80 Seconds * ∼31% +2%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Intel Core i9-12900K
4.924 s * ∼100% -216%
Intel Core i5-12600K
4.725 s * ∼96% -203%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3.891 s * ∼79% -150%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
3.648 s * ∼74% -134%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
3.037 s * ∼62% -95%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2.78 s * ∼56% -79%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
2.538 s * ∼52% -63%
Intel Core i5-13600K
2.527 s * ∼51% -62%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
2.154 s * ∼44% -38%
Intel Core i9-13900K
1.818 s * ∼37% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
1.781 s * ∼36% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
1.557 s * ∼32%
1024m
Intel Core i5-12600K
202.7 s * ∼100% -566%
Intel Core i9-12900K
190.6 s * ∼94% -526%
Intel Core i5-13600K
177.592 s * ∼88% -484%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
113.9 s * ∼56% -274%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
92.572 s * ∼46% -204%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
86.1 s * ∼42% -183%
Intel Core i9-13900K
79.738 s * ∼39% -162%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
74.491 s * ∼37% -145%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
64.9 s * ∼32% -113%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
61.148 s * ∼30% -101%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
39.954 s * ∼20% -31%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
30.427 s * ∼15%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Intel Core i9-13900K
412 (410min - 417max) fps ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
388 (386min - 388max) fps ∼94% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
383 (381min - 386max) fps ∼93%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
376 (369min - 378max) fps ∼91% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
373.5 (363min - 381max) fps ∼91% -2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
368.5 (366min - 369max) fps ∼89% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
367 (363min - 371max) fps ∼89% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
339 (338min - 341max) fps ∼82% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
338.5 (337min - 340max) fps ∼82% -12%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
335 (325min - 337max) fps ∼81% -13%
Intel Core i5-12600K
333.5 (332min - 336max) fps ∼81% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
320 (319min - 321max) fps ∼78% -16%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
292 (290min - 295max) fps ∼71% -24%
Pass 2
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
274 (272min - 274max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
267 (266min - 271max) fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
241 (240min - 242max) fps ∼88% -12%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
221 (220min - 221max) fps ∼81% -19%
Intel Core i9-12900K
206 (206min - 206max) fps ∼75% -25%
Intel Core i5-13600K
199 (198.5min - 199.4max) fps ∼73% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
191 (190min - 192max) fps ∼70% -30%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
181.2 (181min - 181.4max) fps ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
152 (151min - 152max) fps ∼55% -45%
Intel Core i5-12600K
148 (147min - 148max) fps ∼54% -46%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
147.8 (147.7min - 147.9max) fps ∼54% -46%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
138.25 (137.7min - 138.6max) fps ∼50% -50%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
117 (117min - 117max) fps ∼43% -57%
WinRAR - Result
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
17225 KB/s ∼100% +11%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
16178 KB/s ∼94% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
15604 KB/s ∼91% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
15449 KB/s ∼90%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
14879 KB/s ∼86% -4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
14836 KB/s ∼86% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
14431 KB/s ∼84% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
13361 KB/s ∼78% -14%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
13282 KB/s ∼77% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
12503 KB/s ∼73% -19%
Intel Core i5-13600K
10937 KB/s ∼63% -29%
Intel Core i9-12900K
10792 KB/s ∼63% -30%
Intel Core i5-12600K
6239 KB/s ∼36% -60%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
32.5 GB/s ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
27 GB/s ∼83% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
26.9 GB/s ∼83% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
21.2 GB/s ∼65% -35%
Intel Core i5-13600K
18.8 GB/s ∼58% -42%
Intel Core i9-12900K
18.5 GB/s ∼57% -43%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
17.5 GB/s ∼54% -46%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
15 GB/s ∼46% -54%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
14.8 GB/s ∼46% -54%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
13.8 GB/s ∼42% -58%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
13.2 GB/s ∼41% -59%
Intel Core i5-12600K
12.8 GB/s ∼39% -61%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
10.7 GB/s ∼33% -67%
Twofish Mean 100MB
Intel Core i9-13900K
5.4 GB/s ∼100% +17%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
4.6 GB/s ∼85%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
3.7 GB/s ∼69% -20%
Intel Core i9-12900K
3.7 GB/s ∼69% -20%
Intel Core i5-13600K
3.1 GB/s ∼57% -33%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
2.9 GB/s ∼54% -37%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2.8 GB/s ∼52% -39%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
2.3 GB/s ∼43% -50%
Intel Core i5-12600K
2.2 GB/s ∼41% -52%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
2 GB/s ∼37% -57%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1.9 GB/s ∼35% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
1.8 GB/s ∼33% -61%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1.5 GB/s ∼28% -67%
Serpent Mean 100MB
Intel Core i9-13900K
3 GB/s ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2.9 GB/s ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
2.4 GB/s ∼80% -17%
Intel Core i9-12900K
1.9 GB/s ∼63% -34%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1.8 GB/s ∼60% -38%
Intel Core i5-13600K
1.7 GB/s ∼57% -41%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
1.5 GB/s ∼50% -48%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
1.4 GB/s ∼47% -52%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1.3 GB/s ∼43% -55%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1.3 GB/s ∼43% -55%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1.2 GB/s ∼40% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
1.1 GB/s ∼37% -62%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
0.938 GB/s ∼31% -68%
Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
2290 Points ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2274 Points ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2241 Points ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
2218 Points ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2205 Points ∼96% -2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
2042 Points ∼89% -9%
Intel Core i5-13600K
1967 Points ∼86% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1904 Points ∼83% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1682 Points ∼73% -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1669 Points ∼73% -26%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1665 Points ∼73% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1657 Points ∼72% -26%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1622 Points ∼71% -28%
Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
24157 Points ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
23948 Points ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
19987 Points ∼83% -17%
Intel Core i9-12900K
17854 Points ∼74% -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16891 Points ∼70% -29%
Intel Core i5-13600K
16651 Points ∼69% -30%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
14373 Points ∼59% -40%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12990 Points ∼54% -46%
Intel Core i5-12600K
12797 Points ∼53% -47%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
11917 Points ∼49% -50%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11354 Points ∼47% -53%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
10856 Points ∼45% -55%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8980 Points ∼37% -63%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Single-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
2214 Points ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2194 Points ∼99% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2156 Points ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2126 Points ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
2123 Points ∼96% -2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
1968 Points ∼89% -9%
Intel Core i5-13600K
1931 Points ∼87% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1821 Points ∼82% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1683 Points ∼76% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1673 Points ∼76% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1667 Points ∼75% -23%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1587 Points ∼72% -26%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1526 Points ∼69% -29%
5.0 Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
24021 Points ∼100% +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
22891 Points ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
19975 Points ∼83% -13%
Intel Core i9-12900K
17959 Points ∼75% -22%
Intel Core i5-13600K
16635 Points ∼69% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16570 Points ∼69% -28%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
14215 Points ∼59% -38%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12974 Points ∼54% -43%
Intel Core i5-12600K
12746 Points ∼53% -44%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
11880 Points ∼49% -48%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11246 Points ∼47% -51%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
10836 Points ∼45% -53%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8926 Points ∼37% -61%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i9-13900K
9598 Points ∼100% +6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
9193 Points ∼96% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
9023 Points ∼94%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8991 Points ∼94% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
8926 Points ∼93% -1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
8665 Points ∼90% -4%
Intel Core i5-13600K
8618 Points ∼90% -4%
Intel Core i5-12600K
8223 Points ∼86% -9%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
7333 Points ∼76% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
7297 Points ∼76% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
7216 Points ∼75% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7187 Points ∼75% -20%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6953 Points ∼72% -23%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Intel Core i9-13900K
86695 Points ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
85554 Points ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
74731 Points ∼86% -13%
Intel Core i9-12900K
63583 Points ∼73% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
63233 Points ∼73% -26%
Intel Core i5-13600K
60407 Points ∼70% -29%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
56909 Points ∼66% -33%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
51794 Points ∼60% -39%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
47407 Points ∼55% -45%
Intel Core i5-12600K
46557 Points ∼54% -46%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
44131 Points ∼51% -48%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
43687 Points ∼50% -49%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
35617 Points ∼41% -58%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
158242 MIPS ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
147068 MIPS ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
127792 MIPS ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
124975 MIPS ∼79% -21%
Intel Core i9-12900K
97671 MIPS ∼62% -38%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
95123 MIPS ∼60% -40%
Intel Core i5-13600K
89647 MIPS ∼57% -43%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
85789 MIPS ∼54% -46%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
74306 MIPS ∼47% -53%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
69518 MIPS ∼44% -56%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
69291 MIPS ∼44% -56%
Intel Core i5-12600K
64260 MIPS ∼41% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
56607 MIPS ∼36% -64%
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AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
8282 MIPS ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
8211 MIPS ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8096 MIPS ∼98% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
8063 MIPS ∼97% -2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
7272 MIPS ∼88% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
6974 MIPS ∼84% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
6970 MIPS ∼84% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
6799 MIPS ∼82% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
6785 MIPS ∼82% -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6594 MIPS ∼80% -20%
Intel Core i9-12900K
6571 MIPS ∼79% -20%
Intel Core i5-13600K
6502 MIPS ∼79% -21%
Intel Core i5-12600K
5944 MIPS ∼72% -28%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
44 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
42.6 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
36.2 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
31.8 fps ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i5-12600K
30.1 fps ∼68% -32%
Intel Core i9-12900K
30 fps ∼68% -32%
Intel Core i5-13600K
27.6 fps ∼63% -37%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
26.1 fps ∼59% -41%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
25.5 fps ∼58% -42%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
21.1 fps ∼48% -52%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
20.8 fps ∼47% -53%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
19.1 fps ∼43% -57%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
15.7 fps ∼36% -64%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
0.4784 sec * ∼100% -27%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
0.4778 sec * ∼100% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
0.4556 sec * ∼95% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
0.4513 sec * ∼94% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
0.4509 sec * ∼94% -19%
Intel Core i5-12600K
0.4456 sec * ∼93% -18%
Intel Core i9-12900K
0.4216 sec * ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i5-13600K
0.405 sec * ∼85% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
0.3776 sec * ∼79%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
0.3758 sec * ∼79% -0%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
0.3749 sec * ∼78% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
0.3736 sec * ∼78% +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
0.3539 sec * ∼74% +6%
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Intel Core i5-12600K
71.8 s * ∼100% -96%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
55 s * ∼77% -50%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
47.65 s * ∼66% -30%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
45.97 s * ∼64% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
45.14 s * ∼63% -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
43.31 s * ∼60% -18%
Intel Core i9-12900K
40.6 s * ∼57% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
36.8 s * ∼51% -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
36.6 s * ∼51% -0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
36.6 s * ∼51%
Intel Core i5-13600K
35 s * ∼49% +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
34.9 s * ∼49% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
33.6 s * ∼47% +8%

* ... smaller is better

Overall, both the Ryzen 9 7950X and the Ryzen 7 7700X perform admirably in our CPU benchmark suite. The 16-core AMD Zen 4 flagship CPU ties with the Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900K in overall CPU performance, while the difference between the Ryzen 7 7700X and the Core i5-13600K are well within the margin of error.

The Ryzen 9 7950X offers a decent 29% improvement in cumulative CPU performance over the Ryzen 9 5950X. Users upgrading from the Alder Lake Core i9-12900K will find a substantial 36% gain in overall performance, with the benefits being largely with respect to multi-threaded workloads.

The Ryzen 7 7700X is able to comfortably position itself ahead of the Core i9-12900K single-core, which makes it a good value proposition for heavily single-threaded workflows such as games.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

AMD does not supply a cooler in the box for either the Ryzen 9 7950X or the Ryzen 7 7700X, so you will have to rely on a capable third-party option. The Ryzen 7000 processors have received some criticism for the 95 °C TjMax, but AMD assures that this is not an issue.

According to the company, Ryzen 7000 series chips are designed to run at a 95 °C TjMax 24/7 without any risk of damage. Such a high maximum safe operating temperature allows the Precision Boost Overdrive boost algorithm to squeeze the most performance out of the processor. It is possible to override this to even higher values (up to a maximum of 115 °C) or switch to Eco mode for cooler operation (more on that shortly).

Both the Ryzen 9 7950X and the Ryzen 7 7700X offer a well-sustained, throttle-free operation thanks to the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360L V2 ARGB AIO's excellent cooling performance.

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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X AMD Ryzen 9 7950X: Ø6157 (6091.06-6236.36)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X: Ø3147 (3116.72-3191.32)
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
8388
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
72480
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
208.48 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
69.26 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
3.7 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
6236 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
368 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
317 Points
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System performance: Significant productivity uplift over Zen 3

The Ryzen 9 7950X and the Ryzen 7 7700X have no qualms in running most productivity applications. AIDA64 tests consistently see the Ryzen 9 7950X leading the charts, often with significant leads over the Core i9-13900K. A similar situation is seen with the Ryzen 7 7700X and the Core i5-13600K as well. The CPU PhotoWorxx test, however, sees an Intel domination.

PCMark 10 would not run in the default settings of the Ryzen 7 7700X for some reason, though we could run the benchmark in the processor's Eco mode. Hence, we are not including the 7700X in the below chart.

CrossMark, on the other hand, sees the Ryzen 9 7950X almost on par with the Core i9-13900K, which is also the case with the Ryzen 7 7700X and Core i5-13600K pair.

Similar to what we had seen with CPU benchmarks earlier, the Ryzen 7000 series present significant gen-on-gen gains in productivity tests as well. For instance, the Ryzen 9 7950X shows a massive 69% increase in overall CrossMark scores, while also displaying an overwhelming performance advantage in most AIDA64 CPU tests.

In 3DMark CPU tests, the Core i9-13900K does have a slight lead over the Ryzen 9 7950X in Fire Strike Physics, while the Ryzen 7 7700X and Core i5-13600K are tied. Time Spy CPU test sees Intel processors leading in general, with the Ryzen 9 7950X trailing behind the Core i9-13900K by 18%.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
34239 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
32273 Points ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
31467 Points ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
30480 Points ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
28618 Points ∼84% -16%
Intel Core i9-12900K
28211 Points ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
27236 Points ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
25396 Points ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
25367 Points ∼74% -26%
Intel Core i5-12600K
25017 Points ∼73% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
23423 Points ∼68% -32%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
23381 Points ∼68% -32%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
19649 Points ∼57% -43%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
Intel Core i9-13900K
53853 Points ∼100% +16%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
46597 Points ∼87%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
42682 Points ∼79% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
39600 Points ∼74% -15%
Intel Core i9-12900K
39112 Points ∼73% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
35451 Points ∼66% -24%
Intel Core i5-13600K
35386 Points ∼66% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
35357 Points ∼66% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
30938 Points ∼57% -34%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
30691 Points ∼57% -34%
Intel Core i5-12600K
29671 Points ∼55% -36%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
28938 Points ∼54% -38%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
25990 Points ∼48% -44%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-13900K
19392 Points ∼100% +22%
Intel Core i9-12900K
18431 Points ∼95% +16%
Intel Core i5-13600K
17124 Points ∼88% +8%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
16616 Points ∼86% +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
15856 Points ∼82%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
14182 Points ∼73% -11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
13869 Points ∼72% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
13650 Points ∼70% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12633 Points ∼65% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
11809 Points ∼61% -26%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11599 Points ∼60% -27%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
10458 Points ∼54% -34%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8911 Points ∼46% -44%
CrossMark
Overall
Intel Core i9-13900K
2589 Points ∼100% +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2495 Points ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2405 Points ∼93% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
2297 Points ∼89% -8%
Intel Core i5-13600K
2271 Points ∼88% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2236 Points ∼86% -10%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1770 Points ∼68% -29%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1495 Points ∼58% -40%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1489 Points ∼58% -40%
Productivity
Intel Core i9-13900K
2388 Points ∼100% +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2292 Points ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2211 Points ∼93% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
2168 Points ∼91% -5%
Intel Core i5-13600K
2115 Points ∼89% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2101 Points ∼88% -8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1706 Points ∼71% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1359 Points ∼57% -41%
Creativity
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2793 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
2784 Points ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2673 Points ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
2542 Points ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2414 Points ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i5-13600K
2412 Points ∼86% -14%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1910 Points ∼68% -32%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1710 Points ∼61% -39%
Responsiveness
Intel Core i9-13900K
2653 Points ∼100% +15%
Intel Core i5-13600K
2350 Points ∼89% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2297 Points ∼87%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2251 Points ∼85% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2145 Points ∼81% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
2014 Points ∼76% -12%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1574 Points ∼59% -31%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1332 Points ∼50% -42%
PCMark 10
Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
10153 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
9911 Points ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-13900K
9788 Points ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
9470 Points ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i5-13600K
9362 Points ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
8778 Points ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i9-12900K
8604 Points ∼85% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
8480 Points ∼84% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8270 Points ∼81% -19%
Intel Core i5-12600K
8259 Points ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8252 Points ∼81% -19%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7607 Points ∼75% -25%
Essentials
Intel Core i9-13900K
12868 Points ∼100% +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12651 Points ∼98% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
12421 Points ∼97%
Intel Core i5-13600K
12306 Points ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
12259 Points ∼95% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11386 Points ∼88% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
11280 Points ∼88% -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
11255 Points ∼87% -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
11086 Points ∼86% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
10964 Points ∼85% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
10650 Points ∼83% -14%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
10324 Points ∼80% -17%
Productivity
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
12608 Points ∼100% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
12564 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
11853 Points ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i5-13600K
11630 Points ∼92% -7%
Intel Core i9-13900K
11370 Points ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
11163 Points ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11069 Points ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
11001 Points ∼87% -12%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
10963 Points ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i9-12900K
10699 Points ∼85% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
10079 Points ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
8616 Points ∼68% -31%
Digital Content Creation
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
18198 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
17617 Points ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
17393 Points ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i5-13600K
15558 Points ∼85% -15%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
14908 Points ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
14607 Points ∼80% -20%
Intel Core i9-12900K
14573 Points ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
13801 Points ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
13429 Points ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
13130 Points ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i5-12600K
13047 Points ∼72% -28%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
12414 Points ∼68% -32%
AIDA64
FP32 Ray-Trace
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
62786 KRay/s ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
36939 KRay/s ∼59% -41%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
33676 KRay/s ∼54% -46%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
32035 KRay/s ∼51% -49%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
28150 KRay/s ∼45% -55%
Intel Core i5-13600K
23446 KRay/s ∼37% -63%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
23391 KRay/s ∼37% -63%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
17633 KRay/s ∼28% -72%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
17545 KRay/s ∼28% -72%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
17125 KRay/s ∼27% -73%
Intel Core i9-12900K
13266 KRay/s ∼21% -79%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
12482 KRay/s ∼20% -80%
Intel Core i5-12600K
8243 KRay/s ∼13% -87%
FPU Julia
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
264044 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
201995 Points ∼77% -23%
Intel Core i9-13900K
183390 Points ∼69% -31%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
144072 Points ∼55% -45%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
133006 Points ∼50% -50%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
114330 Points ∼43% -57%
Intel Core i5-13600K
111374 Points ∼42% -58%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
103526 Points ∼39% -61%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
103015 Points ∼39% -61%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
82429 Points ∼31% -69%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
61688 Points ∼23% -77%
Intel Core i9-12900K
59419 Points ∼23% -77%
Intel Core i5-12600K
37321 Points ∼14% -86%
CPU SHA3
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
10362 MB/s ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
9180 MB/s ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
7018 MB/s ∼68% -32%
Intel Core i5-13600K
5253 MB/s ∼51% -49%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
5214 MB/s ∼50% -50%
Intel Core i9-12900K
4952 MB/s ∼48% -52%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
4569 MB/s ∼44% -56%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
3601 MB/s ∼35% -65%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3591 MB/s ∼35% -65%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
3587 MB/s ∼35% -65%
Intel Core i5-12600K
3250 MB/s ∼31% -69%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
2542 MB/s ∼25% -75%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1920 MB/s ∼19% -81%
CPU Queen
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
205588 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
172637 Points ∼84% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
164437 Points ∼80% -20%
Intel Core i9-13900K
159676 Points ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
138724 Points ∼67% -33%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
137151 Points ∼67% -33%
Intel Core i5-13600K
120485 Points ∼59% -41%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
113297 Points ∼55% -45%
Intel Core i9-12900K
112694 Points ∼55% -45%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
107954 Points ∼53% -47%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
104367 Points ∼51% -49%
Intel Core i5-12600K
88337 Points ∼43% -57%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
85863 Points ∼42% -58%
FPU SinJulia
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
32855 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
26364 Points ∼80% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
24881 Points ∼76% -24%
Intel Core i9-13900K
19920 Points ∼61% -39%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
19353 Points ∼59% -41%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
16496 Points ∼50% -50%
Intel Core i9-12900K
14664 Points ∼45% -55%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
13527 Points ∼41% -59%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
12794 Points ∼39% -61%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
12774 Points ∼39% -61%
Intel Core i5-13600K
12201 Points ∼37% -63%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
10088 Points ∼31% -69%
Intel Core i5-12600K
9510 Points ∼29% -71%
FPU Mandel
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
138291 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
106620 Points ∼77% -23%
Intel Core i9-13900K
91721 Points ∼66% -34%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
78269 Points ∼57% -43%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
69986 Points ∼51% -49%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
62547 Points ∼45% -55%
Intel Core i5-13600K
57797 Points ∼42% -58%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
56568 Points ∼41% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
54555 Points ∼39% -61%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
45369 Points ∼33% -67%
Intel Core i9-12900K
38042 Points ∼28% -72%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
33927 Points ∼25% -75%
Intel Core i5-12600K
24230 Points ∼18% -82%
CPU AES
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
379659 MB/s ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
297727 MB/s ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
279956 MB/s ∼74% -26%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
189933 MB/s ∼50% -50%
Intel Core i5-13600K
175556 MB/s ∼46% -54%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
153484 MB/s ∼40% -60%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
144365 MB/s ∼38% -62%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
118228 MB/s ∼31% -69%
Intel Core i9-12900K
94062 MB/s ∼25% -75%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
82897 MB/s ∼22% -78%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
66065 MB/s ∼17% -83%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
62563 MB/s ∼16% -84%
Intel Core i5-12600K
58635 MB/s ∼15% -85%
CPU ZLib
Intel Core i9-13900K
2490 MB/s ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2441 MB/s ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
1848 MB/s ∼74% -24%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1727 MB/s ∼69% -29%
Intel Core i9-12900K
1560 MB/s ∼63% -36%
Intel Core i5-13600K
1426 MB/s ∼57% -42%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1345 MB/s ∼54% -45%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
1224 MB/s ∼49% -50%
Intel Core i5-12600K
988 MB/s ∼40% -60%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
945 MB/s ∼38% -61%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
942 MB/s ∼38% -61%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
890 MB/s ∼36% -64%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
719 MB/s ∼29% -71%
FP64 Ray-Trace
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
33821 KRay/s ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
20298 KRay/s ∼60% -40%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
18490 KRay/s ∼55% -45%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
17051 KRay/s ∼50% -50%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
15213 KRay/s ∼45% -55%
Intel Core i5-13600K
12806 KRay/s ∼38% -62%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12613 KRay/s ∼37% -63%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
9488 KRay/s ∼28% -72%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
9469 KRay/s ∼28% -72%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
9090 KRay/s ∼27% -73%
Intel Core i9-12900K
8078 KRay/s ∼24% -76%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6894 KRay/s ∼20% -80%
Intel Core i5-12600K
5149 KRay/s ∼15% -85%
CPU PhotoWorxx
Intel Core i9-13900K
48674 MPixel/s ∼100% +21%
Intel Core i5-12600K
48577 MPixel/s ∼100% +21%
Intel Core i5-13600K
48434 MPixel/s ∼100% +20%
Intel Core i9-12900K
48307 MPixel/s ∼99% +20%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
40893 MPixel/s ∼84% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
40261 MPixel/s ∼83%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
32202 MPixel/s ∼66% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
31910 MPixel/s ∼66% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
27530 MPixel/s ∼57% -32%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
25309 MPixel/s ∼52% -37%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
25224 MPixel/s ∼52% -37%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
24352 MPixel/s ∼50% -40%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
21433 MPixel/s ∼44% -47%
PCMark 10 Score
10153 points
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Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-12900K -1!
95 pt ∼95%
Intel Core i5-12600K -1!
92.3 pt ∼92%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
74.7 pt ∼75%
Intel Core i9-13900K
74.2 pt ∼74%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
73.8 pt ∼74%
Intel Core i5-13600K
69.1 pt ∼69%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
67.9 pt ∼68%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
67.2 pt ∼67%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
67 pt ∼67%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
57.6 pt ∼58%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
53.6 pt ∼54%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
49.8 pt ∼50%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
44.2 pt ∼44%
AIDA64
Memory Copy
Intel Core i9-13900K
74937 MB/s ∼100% +9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
73146 MB/s ∼98% +7%
Intel Core i5-13600K
71725 MB/s ∼96% +5%
Intel Core i5-12600K
70749 MB/s ∼94% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
69140 MB/s ∼92% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
68526 MB/s ∼91%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
66130 MB/s ∼88% -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
59949 MB/s ∼80% -13%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
59803 MB/s ∼80% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
59171 MB/s ∼79% -14%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
57120 MB/s ∼76% -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
53947 MB/s ∼72% -21%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
49404 MB/s ∼66% -28%
Memory Latency
Intel Core i5-13600K
81.1 ns * ∼100% -24%
Intel Core i9-13900K
76.5 ns * ∼94% -17%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
69.3 ns * ∼85% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
67.7 ns * ∼83% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
65.7 ns * ∼81% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
65.3 ns * ∼81%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
63.9 ns * ∼79% +2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
63.8 ns * ∼79% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
63.3 ns * ∼78% +3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
60.9 ns * ∼75% +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
58.4 ns * ∼72% +11%
Memory Read
Intel Core i9-13900K
83883 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Intel Core i9-12900K
81059 MB/s ∼97% +7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
76864 MB/s ∼92% +2%
Intel Core i5-13600K
75757 MB/s ∼90% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
75590 MB/s ∼90%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
75338 MB/s ∼90% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
70692 MB/s ∼84% -6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
63645 MB/s ∼76% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
62991 MB/s ∼75% -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
59238 MB/s ∼71% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
59238 MB/s ∼71% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
59007 MB/s ∼70% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
50995 MB/s ∼61% -33%
Memory Write
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
81320 MB/s ∼100% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
80230 MB/s ∼99% +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
76967 MB/s ∼95% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
76515 MB/s ∼94%
Intel Core i9-13900K
74140 MB/s ∼91% -3%
Intel Core i5-12600K
73824 MB/s ∼91% -4%
Intel Core i9-12900K
73707 MB/s ∼91% -4%
Intel Core i5-13600K
73484 MB/s ∼90% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
55525 MB/s ∼68% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
48748 MB/s ∼60% -36%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
30399 MB/s ∼37% -60%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
28798 MB/s ∼35% -62%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
28787 MB/s ∼35% -62%

* ... smaller is better

Eco Mode: 65 W Ryzen 9 7950X outperforms Core i9-12900K

Eco mode is basically AMD-speak for running the CPU at a lower TDP. With Zen 4, the company is touting substantial power savings with little impact on performance. The offered TDP values depend on the SKU — a 170 W CPU can be configured to run at 105 W or 65 W, while a 105 W chip can be lowered to 65 W. 

Our test Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master board could only be run with AMD's reference BIOS 813b. This meant that our setup did not offer a one-click option to enable Eco mode, although retail units should be able to upgrade to newer versions that offer a more straightforward approach. You can also enable these settings from the latest version of Ryzen Master as well.

Nevertheless, we used the following values provided by AMD in the firmware's PBO settings to enable the corresponding TDPs:

  • 65 W TDP = 88,000 PPT; 75,000 TDC; 150,000 EDC
  • 105 W TDP = 142,000 PPT; 110,000 TDC; 170,000 EDC
  • 170 W TDP = 230,000 PPT; 160,000 TDC; 225,000 EDC

We immediately see the benefits of lowering the Ryzen 9 7950X's TDP in the Cinebench R15 multi-core 30-loop test. At 105 W TDP, the Ryzen 9 7950X loses just about 7% performance, with a slight drop in the maximum boost from 5.47 GHz to 5.43 GHz. Peak core temperatures also see a significant 22% drop from 88.5 °C to 68.3 °C.

At 65 W, the Ryzen 9 7950X loses about 22.4% of its performance in the benchmark, given the marked reduction in core clocks. However, the processor now has a much lower core temperature of just about 50 °C with a maximum package power at just 90 W.

Ryzen 9 7950X TDP CB R15 Multi-Core Score Average Core Clock (GHz) Max. Core Clock (GHz) Max. Package Power (W) Max. Core Temperature (°C)
170 W 6,236 4.77 5.47 224.6 88.5
105 W 5,800 (-7%) 4.54 -(4.82%) 5.43 (-0.73%) 145.6 (-35.17%) 68.3 (-22.82%)
65 W 4,836 (-22.4%) 3.98 (-16.56%) 5.39 (-1.46%) 90.24 (-59.82%) 49.7 (-43.84%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X - CPU parameters during Cinebench R15 multi-core loop at 170 W TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X - CPU parameters during Cinebench R15 multi-core loop at 170 W TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X - CPU parameters during Cinebench R15 multi-core loop at 105 W TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X - CPU parameters during Cinebench R15 multi-core loop at 105 W TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X - CPU parameters during Cinebench R15 multi-core loop at 65 W TDP
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X - CPU parameters during Cinebench R15 multi-core loop at 65 W TDP

The overall performance hit in going from 170 W to 105 W is negligible for the most part, though very intensive multi-core workloads may take a slightly higher hit. The difference between 170 W and 65 W is more perceivable, with about a 9% cumulative reduction in tests.

Frame rates in The Witcher 3 at 1080p Ultra do not seem to be affected by the TDP reduction. We did notice marginally higher average fps at the lower TDPs, but the maximum fps values were lower compared to the default TDP.

Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-13900K
87.2 pt ∼87%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
84.6 pt ∼85%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
82.6 pt ∼83%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
77.4 pt ∼77%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
76.9 pt ∼77%
Intel Core i9-12900K
67.7 pt ∼68%
Intel Core i5-13600K
67.5 pt ∼68%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
65 pt ∼65%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
63.7 pt ∼64%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
63.7 pt ∼64%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
59.6 pt ∼60%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
56.9 pt ∼57%
Intel Core i5-12600K
53.7 pt ∼54%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
50.3 pt ∼50%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
47.5 pt ∼48%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
43.4 pt ∼43%
Cinebench R23
Single Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
2267 Points ∼100% +12%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2039 Points ∼90% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2017 Points ∼89%
Intel Core i5-13600K
2010 Points ∼89% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
2001 Points ∼88% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
1999 Points ∼88% -1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
1998 Points ∼88% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
1988 Points ∼88% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
1986 Points ∼88% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
1967 Points ∼87% -2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1907 Points ∼84% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1649 Points ∼73% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1568 Points ∼69% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1554 Points ∼69% -23%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1541 Points ∼68% -24%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1452 Points ∼64% -28%
Multi Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
40103 Points ∼100% +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
38248 Points ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
35693 Points ∼89% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
29882 Points ∼75% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
29480 Points ∼74% -23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
27062 Points ∼67% -29%
Intel Core i9-12900K
27005 Points ∼67% -29%
Intel Core i5-13600K
24268 Points ∼61% -37%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
20634 Points ∼51% -46%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
19509 Points ∼49% -49%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
18667 Points ∼47% -51%
Intel Core i5-12600K
17491 Points ∼44% -54%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
15322 Points ∼38% -60%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
15241 Points ∼38% -60%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
14317 Points ∼36% -63%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
11838 Points ∼30% -69%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
828 Points ∼100% +6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
786 Points ∼95% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
783 Points ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
778 Points ∼94% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
776 Points ∼94% -1%
Intel Core i5-13600K
775 Points ∼94% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
773 Points ∼93% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
772 Points ∼93% -1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
766 Points ∼93% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
761 Points ∼92% -3%
Intel Core i5-12600K
734 Points ∼89% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
641 Points ∼77% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
639 Points ∼77% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
625 Points ∼75% -20%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
601 Points ∼73% -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
566 Points ∼68% -28%
CPU (Multi Core)
Intel Core i9-13900K
15181 Points ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
14891 Points ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
13945 Points ∼92% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
11727 Points ∼77% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
11563 Points ∼76% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
10482 Points ∼69% -30%
Intel Core i9-12900K
10240 Points ∼67% -31%
Intel Core i5-13600K
9265 Points ∼61% -38%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
8629 Points ∼57% -42%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
7617 Points ∼50% -49%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
7308 Points ∼48% -51%
Intel Core i5-12600K
6692 Points ∼44% -55%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
6068 Points ∼40% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
5985 Points ∼39% -60%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
5479 Points ∼36% -63%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
4567 Points ∼30% -69%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-13900K
327 Points ∼100% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
324 Points ∼99% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
317 Points ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
316 Points ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
316 Points ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
315 Points ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
315 Points ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
314 Points ∼96% -1%
Intel Core i5-13600K
289 Points ∼88% -9%
Intel Core i9-12900K
286 Points ∼87% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
275 Points ∼84% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
272 Points ∼83% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
271 Points ∼83% -15%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
266 Points ∼81% -16%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
254 Points ∼78% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
241 Points ∼74% -24%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
6236 (6091.06min - 6236.36max) Points ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
6191 Points ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
5800 (5721.64min - 5799.62max) Points ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
4856 Points ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
4836 (4772.13min - 4835.59max) Points ∼78% -22%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
4492 Points ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i9-12900K
4057 Points ∼65% -35%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3717 Points ∼60% -40%
Intel Core i5-13600K
3643 Points ∼58% -42%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
3191 (3116.72min - 3191.32max) Points ∼51% -49%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
3036 (2977.74min - 3035.82max) Points ∼49% -51%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
2616 Points ∼42% -58%
Intel Core i5-12600K
2555 Points ∼41% -59%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2507 Points ∼40% -60%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
2413 (2388.2min - 2413.42max) Points ∼39% -61%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1968 Points ∼32% -68%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
260.2 Seconds * ∼100% -217%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
212.6 Seconds * ∼82% -159%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
203 Seconds * ∼78% -148%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
196.8 Seconds * ∼76% -140%
Intel Core i5-12600K
189.5 Seconds * ∼73% -131%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
166 Seconds * ∼64% -102%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
160 Seconds * ∼61% -95%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
141 Seconds * ∼54% -72%
Intel Core i5-13600K
135 Seconds * ∼52% -65%
Intel Core i9-12900K
121.1 Seconds * ∼47% -48%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
112.8 Seconds * ∼43% -38%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
106 Seconds * ∼41% -29%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
103 Seconds * ∼40% -26%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
87 Seconds * ∼33% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
82 Seconds * ∼32%
Intel Core i9-13900K
80 Seconds * ∼31% +2%
Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
2290 Points ∼100% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
2274 Points ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
2252 Points ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
2250 Points ∼98% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
2241 Points ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
2218 Points ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
2218 Points ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
2205 Points ∼96% -2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
2042 Points ∼89% -9%
Intel Core i5-13600K
1967 Points ∼86% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
1904 Points ∼83% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1682 Points ∼73% -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
1669 Points ∼73% -26%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
1665 Points ∼73% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1657 Points ∼72% -26%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
1622 Points ∼71% -28%
Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-13900K
24157 Points ∼100% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
23948 Points ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
22921 Points ∼95% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
20496 Points ∼85% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
19987 Points ∼83% -17%
Intel Core i9-12900K
17854 Points ∼74% -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16891 Points ∼70% -29%
Intel Core i5-13600K
16651 Points ∼69% -30%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
14373 Points ∼59% -40%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
13889 Points ∼57% -42%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12990 Points ∼54% -46%
Intel Core i5-12600K
12797 Points ∼53% -47%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
11917 Points ∼49% -50%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
11354 Points ∼47% -53%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
10856 Points ∼45% -55%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8980 Points ∼37% -63%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
44 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-13900K
42.6 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
41.7 fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
36.2 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
36.2 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
31.8 fps ∼72% -28%
Intel Core i5-12600K
30.1 fps ∼68% -32%
Intel Core i9-12900K
30 fps ∼68% -32%
Intel Core i5-13600K
27.6 fps ∼63% -37%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
26.1 fps ∼59% -41%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
25.5 fps ∼58% -42%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
24.8 fps ∼56% -44%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
21.1 fps ∼48% -52%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
20.8 fps ∼47% -53%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
19.1 fps ∼43% -57%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
15.7 fps ∼36% -64%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
0.4784 sec * ∼100% -27%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
0.4778 sec * ∼100% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
0.4556 sec * ∼95% -21%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
0.4513 sec * ∼94% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
0.4509 sec * ∼94% -19%
Intel Core i5-12600K
0.4456 sec * ∼93% -18%
Intel Core i9-12900K
0.4216 sec * ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i5-13600K
0.405 sec * ∼85% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
0.383 sec * ∼80% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
0.3776 sec * ∼79%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
0.3773 sec * ∼79% -0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
0.3769 sec * ∼79% -0%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
0.3758 sec * ∼79% -0%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
0.3749 sec * ∼78% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
0.3736 sec * ∼78% +1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
0.3539 sec * ∼74% +6%
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Intel Core i5-12600K
71.8 s * ∼100% -96%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
55 s * ∼77% -50%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
47.65 s * ∼66% -30%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
45.97 s * ∼64% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
45.14 s * ∼63% -23%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
43.31 s * ∼60% -18%
Intel Core i9-12900K
40.6 s * ∼57% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
36.8 s * ∼51% -1%
Intel Core i9-13900K
36.6 s * ∼51% -0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
36.6 s * ∼51%
Intel Core i5-13600K
35 s * ∼49% +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
34.9 s * ∼49% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
34.1 s * ∼47% +7%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
33.6 s * ∼47% +8%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
33.1 s * ∼46% +10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
33 s * ∼46% +10%
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
193.4 (173min, 173.56P1 - 221max) fps ∼100% +10%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
188.1 (93.6min, 119.6P0.1, 157P1 - 509max) fps ∼97% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
186.4 (85.2min, 119.4P0.1, 152.4P1 - 439max) fps ∼96% +6%
Intel Core i5-13600K
183.2 (34.9min, 116.1P0.1, 149.9P1 - 408max) fps ∼95% +5%
Intel Core i9-13900K
179.8 (98.3min, 120.2P0.1, 148.7P1 - 458max) fps ∼93% +3%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 105 W
177.1 (173min, 174P1 - 181max) fps ∼92% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X ECO 65 W
177 (152min, 173.18P1 - 184max) fps ∼92% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
175.2 (158min, 158.56P1 - 194max) fps ∼91%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
172.4 (152min, 152P1 - 196max) fps ∼89% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X ECO 65 W
168.6 (164min, 166P1 - 171max) fps ∼87% -4%
Intel Core i5-12600K
144 (65min, 91.4P0.1, 118P1 - 373max) fps ∼74% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
141 (127min - 154max) fps ∼73% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
141 (127min - 160max) fps ∼73% -20%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
139 (126min - 154max) fps ∼72% -21%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
139 (122min - 156max) fps ∼72% -21%
Intel Core i9-12900K
139 (35.7min, 84.3P0.1, 113P1 - 391max) fps ∼72% -21%

* ... smaller is better

Ryzen 7 7700X TDP CB R15 Multi-Core Score Average Core Clock (GHz) Max. Core Clock (GHz) Max. Package Power (W) Max. Core Temperature (°C)
105 W 3191 4.89 5.55 132.1 91.6
65 W 3036 (-4.85%) 4.78 (-2.24%) 5.55 90 (-31.86%) 69.7 (-23.9%)

Lowering to 65 W from 105 W with the Ryzen 7 7700X is less drastic, with only close to a 5% reduction in Cinebench R15 multi-core scores. Though we see a slight reduction in average core clocks, the maximum clock speed still peaks at 5.55 GHz during the run.

The max. core temperature at 65 W is now close to 70 °C, which is a 24% reduction from the default setting that can result in temperatures close to 92 °C.

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X - CPU parameters during Cinebench R15 multi-core loop at 105 W TDP
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X - CPU parameters during Cinebench R15 multi-core loop at 105 W TDP
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X - CPU parameters during Cinebench R15 multi-core loop at 65 W TDP
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X - CPU parameters during Cinebench R15 multi-core loop at 65 W TDP

Cumulatively, the Ryzen 7 7700X does not lose much if operated at a 65 W TDP. The Witcher 3 at 1080p Ultra once again sees marginally higher frames at 1080p Ultra, but this can be considered as within the margin of error.

Overall, the Ryzen 9 7950X at 65 W is still 14% faster than a Core i9-12900K running at a PL1=PL2 of 241 W, which is excellent efficiency. Compared to the Core i9-13900K, the Ryzen 9 7950X lags by just 5% at 105 W.

Similarly, the Ryzen 7 7700X at 65 W virtually ties with the Ryzen 9 5950X running at the default 105 W TDP (142 W PL2) while just being 6% slower than default Core i5-13600K (125 W PL1, 181 W PL2).

We recommend running the Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 7 7700X in Eco mode unless you need to unleash the full raw power of these processors for demanding workflows.

3D and gaming performance: Close contest with Intel's best

The Ryzen 9 7950X and the Ryzen 7 7700X show slight regressions in 3DMark GPU performance compared to the Ryzen 5 7600X and the Ryzen 9 7900X. However, the performance is on par with that of the Core i5-13600K and Core i9-13900K.

Performance Rating - Percent
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
99.9 pt ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
99.3 pt ∼99%
Intel Core i5-13600K
98 pt ∼98%
Intel Core i9-13900K
96.3 pt ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
94.8 pt ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
94 pt ∼94%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
49282 Points ∼100% +6%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
48831 Points ∼99% +5%
Intel Core i5-13600K
48619 Points ∼99% +4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
47241 Points ∼96% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
46534 Points ∼94%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
46303 Points ∼94% 0%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
19467 Points ∼100% +4%
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
19403 Points ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i9-13900K
19198 Points ∼99% +2%
Intel Core i5-13600K
19164 Points ∼98% +2%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
18794 Points ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
18786 Points ∼97%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
63479 Points ∼100% +7%
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
62735 Points ∼99% +6%
Intel Core i5-13600K
61518 Points ∼97% +4%
Intel Core i9-13900K
59972 Points ∼94% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
59280 Points ∼93%
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
57996 Points ∼91% -2%
3DMark 11 Performance
48825 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
42285 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
18279 points
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It's not often that we find Intel and AMD CPUs compete neck-to-neck in gaming. Both the Ryzen 9 7950X and the Ryzen 7 7700X make excellent gaming CPUs, especially when paired with fast GPUs such as the GeForce RTX 30 series or the Radeon RX 6000 series and above. The cumulative performance difference between Intel Raptor Lake and corresponding AMD Zen 4 CPUs seem negligible.

That being said, individual games may favor one platform over the other. For instance, we see the Ryzen 9 7950X achieving a 21% lead over the Core i9-13900K in Final Fantasy XV 1080p High, while the latter edges out the 7950X by 13% in Far Cry 5 at 1080p Ultra. The Ryzen 9 7900X, on the other hand, leads the Ryzen 9 7950X by 7% in The Witcher 3 at 1080p Ultra.

Overall, both the Ryzen 9 7950X and the Ryzen 7 7700X are on par with each other in gaming. If you are primarily a gamer, you can save a good amount of money by opting for the Ryzen 7 7700X or even the Ryzen 5 7600X.