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Alleged Zen 4 AMD Ryzen 5 7600X proves to be up to 11% faster than the ultra-powerful Zen 3 Ryzen 9 5950X in Basemark

Ryzen 7000 series may see a staggered launch just like the Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 processors. (Image source: AMD - edited)
Ryzen 7000 series may see a staggered launch just like the Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 processors. (Image source: AMD - edited)
AMD is reportedly going to launch the Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” CPUs in September. Per the company, Zen 4 will bring a substantial performance increase over Zen 3. An AMD Raphael engineering sample, possibly the Ryzen 5 7600X, has been spotted on Basemark and it is speedy enough to beat the Ryzen 9 5950X.

AMD is gearing up to release the Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” processors based on the Zen 4 architecture this year. The rumored lineup includes a 16-core 32-thread Ryzen 9 7950X, a 12-core 24-thread Ryzen 9 7900X, an 8-core 16-thread Ryzen 7 7800X, and a 6-core 12-thread Ryzen 5 7600X. AMD has officially revealed an estimated 8% IPC increase for Zen 4 including a >15% single-threaded performance uplift for more than 35% overall improvement compared to Zen 3.

These are tall claims, but if the performance delivered by a recent AMD entry into the Basemark database is anything to go by, Team Red is looking ready to fulfill its promises.

Twitter user @TUM_APISAK has found a 6-core AMD Ryzen engineering sample listed in the Basemark database. Running at 4.4 GHz, the chip was installed in a Gigabyte X670E AORUS MASTER motherboard. Since the Gigabyte X670E AORUS MASTER is an AM5 board, the CPU in question appears to be a Zen 4 Raphael Ryzen 5 7600X. Finally, the processor ran alongside an NVIDIA RTX A4000 workstation GPU.

In the Basemark GPU 1.2 with the “High” preset and using OpenGL 4.5, the alleged Ryzen 5 7600X scored 10526 points with minimum, maximum, and average FPS numbers coming in at 39.52, 163.12, and 105.27 respectively. Using Vulkan, the test scores increased to 93.55 (min FPS), 182.45 (max FPS), and 120.76 (average FPS).

To understand the performance of the Ryzen 5 7600X ES better, @harukaze5719 plotted the OpenGL 4.5 performance of the chip against the Zen 3 Ryzen 9 5950X. Surprisingly, the Zen 4 CPU has a 10.2% lead in max FPS, a 9.5% lead in average FPS, and an 11.13% uplift in min FPS. This becomes even more impressive when we consider that the Zen 4 chip was an engineering sample, so it was probably not running at its full potential.

Let's hope the final numbers produced by the Ryzen 5 7600X are just good if not better.

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Basemark entry for a 6-core AMD ES. (Source: Basemark)
Basemark entry for a 6-core AMD ES. (Source: Basemark)
Ryzen 5 7600X vs Ryzen 9 5950X comparison. (Source: harukaze5719/Basemark)
Ryzen 5 7600X vs Ryzen 9 5950X comparison. (Source: harukaze5719/Basemark)
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Fawad Murtaza, 2022-07-18 (Update: 2022-07-18)