AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D makes Geekbench and Blender debut
With the AMD Ryzen 7 7900X3D and Ryzen 9 7950X3D launch date rapidly approaching, the processors' benchmarks have begun showing up online. The former was tested on Ashes of the Singularity yesterday, and now, the latter has made its Geekbench and Blender debut.
Starting with Geekbench, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D scores 2,157 and 21,841 in the single and multi-core benchmarks, respectively. These figures are within spitting distance of its non-X3D counterpart. The 16-core, 32-thread processor maxes out at 5.6 GHz on a single core. Things get interesting in Blender, where the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D scores 558.59 points, trailing behind the Ryzen 9 7950 (590.28 points average). Again, it follows the trend seen in Geekbench, but that is to be expected because both processors are optimized for different workloads.
While it is good to see where the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D stands relative to the Ryzen 9 7950X, Geekbench and Blender don't tell the complete story as they can't take advantage of the massive 144 MB of L2 + L3 cache on the processor. Then again, one can rest easy knowing the processors are out and about, and it shouldn't be long before someone tests them with AAA games.