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AMD Ryzen 9 7900 vs AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

AMD Ryzen 9 7900

► remove from comparison AMD R9 7900

The AMD Ryzen 9 79 00 is a high-end desktop processorfrom the Raphael series with 12 cores and hyperthreading (SMT), which means it can process up to 24 threads simultaneously. Launched in early 2023, the Ryzen 9 7900 is the fastest 12-core processor with 65 watts TDP.

The Ryzen 9 7900 clocks at 3.7 GHz base clock and reaches up to 5.4 GHz on one core in Turbo mode. This is also the difference to the higher clocked Ryzen 9 7900X.

At first glance, the internal structure of the processor has not changed fundamentally. The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 is still based on the chiplet design consisting of two CCD clusters, each containing a CCX with 8 cores. However, the manufacturing process has been scaled down to 5 nm, which ensures higher clock rates. There is also the IO die, which contains the memory controller and the iGPU, among other things. This is now manufactured in a 6 nm structure width.

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 can impress in games thanks to the significantly improved IPC.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

► remove from comparison AMD R5 7600X

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is a fast mid-range desktop processor of the Raphael series. It offers 6 cores based on the Zen 4 architecture that supports hyperthreading (12 threads). The cores clock from 4.7 (base) up to 5.7 GHz (single core boost). When all 6 cores are fully loaded, 5.3 GHz is the max. clock speed. 

The performance of the R5 7600X is clearly better than the old Ryzen 5 5600X thanks to the improved architecture and modern 5nm process. The single core performance is very good thanks to the high turbo clock speed (-400 MHz compared to the high end CPUs like the Ryzen 9 7950X). The multi-threaded performance is of course not that competitive due to only 6 cores.

The Raphael series still uses a chiplet design with two CCD-clusters (each with 8 possible cores) in 5nm and an IO-die (including the memory controller and the Radeon Graphics iGPU) in 6nm.

The R5 7600X is rated 105 Watt TDP and Raphael is rather power hungry compared to the 5000 series.

ModelAMD Ryzen 9 7900AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
SeriesAMD Raphael (Zen 4, Ryzen 7000)AMD Raphael (Zen 4, Ryzen 7000)
CodenameRaphael (Zen4)Raphael (Zen4)
Series: Raphael (Zen 4, Ryzen 7000) Raphael (Zen4)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D compare4.2 - 5.7 GHz16 / 32 cores128 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X compare4.7 - 5.6 GHz12 / 24 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 « 3.7 - 5.4 GHz12 / 24 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X compare4.5 - 5.4 GHz8 / 16 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 compare3.8 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D compare4.2 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores96 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X4.7 - 5.3 GHz6 / 12 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D compare4.2 - 5.7 GHz16 / 32 cores128 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X compare4.7 - 5.6 GHz12 / 24 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 79003.7 - 5.4 GHz12 / 24 cores64 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X compare4.5 - 5.4 GHz8 / 16 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 compare3.8 - 5.3 GHz8 / 16 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D compare4.2 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores96 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X « 4.7 - 5.3 GHz6 / 12 cores32 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 compare3.8 - 5.1 GHz6 / 12 cores32 MB L3
Clock3700 - 5400 MHz4700 - 5300 MHz
L1 Cache768 KB384 KB
L2 Cache12 MB6 MB
L3 Cache64 MB32 MB
Cores / Threads12 / 246 / 12
TDP65 Watt105 Watt
Transistors9.9 MillionCCD: 6,5 Mrd + IOD: 3,4 Mrd Million
5 nm, 0.650 - 1.475V5 nm, 0.650 - 1.475V
Die Size262 mm21x 70 (CCD) mm2 + 122 (I/O) mm2
max. Temp.95 °C95 °C
SocketAM5 (LGA 1718)AM5 (LGA 1718)
FeaturesMMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, AVX512F, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, x86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, AVX512F, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2
iGPUAMD Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000) ( - 2200 MHz)AMD Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000) (400 - 2200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerwww.amd.comwww.amd.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R9 7900
54.2 pt (75%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 7600X
49.4 pt (69%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
24776 Points (23%)
min: 15006     avg: 15252     median: 15236 (14%)     max: 15510 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1966 Points (84%)
min: 1953     avg: 1964     median: 1965 (84%)     max: 1967 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
762 Points (85%)
min: 759     avg: 761     median: 761 (85%)     max: 764 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
9703 Points (24%)
min: 5882     avg: 5973     median: 5966 (15%)     max: 6076 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
4020 Points (25%)
min: 2434     avg: 2504     median: 2517 (16%)     max: 2536 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
315 Points (95%)
min: 311     avg: 313.7     median: 314 (95%)     max: 315 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
45.3 Points (59%)
min: 27.79     avg: 28.3     median: 28.3 (37%)     max: 28.69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
3.7 Points (92%)
min: 3.68     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (92%)     max: 3.72 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8339 Points (50%)
min: 8212     avg: 8455     median: 8480 (51%)     max: 8631 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
60934 Points (44%)
min: 48381     avg: 49427     median: 49430 (36%)     max: 49837 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 88546     avg: 90010     median: 90309 (63%)     max: 91222 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 15797     avg: 15925     median: 15948 (19%)     max: 16010 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
46.8 s (1%)
min: 74.491     avg: 78.5     median: 78.8 (1%)     max: 82.19 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3 s (1%)
min: 2.709     avg: 2.8     median: 2.8 (1%)     max: 2.933 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
10154 Points (16%)
16178 Points (26%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
112881 MIPS (65%)
min: 65569     avg: 68816     median: 69291 (40%)     max: 70615 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
7936 MIPS (95%)
min: 7661     avg: 7993     median: 8058 (96%)     max: 8101 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
207 fps (72%)
147.8 fps (52%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
355.5 fps (82%)
367 fps (85%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
31.2 fps (55%)
min: 20.2     avg: 20.9     median: 21 (37%)     max: 21.4 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
2 GB/s (0%)
1.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
3.1 GB/s (53%)
1.8 GB/s (31%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
21.5 GB/s (56%)
13.2 GB/s (34%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
199 Seconds (3%)
min: 322     avg: 329.6     median: 328 (4%)     max: 344 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
125 Seconds (1%)
min: 202     avg: 206.1     median: 205 (1%)     max: 214 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.4 sec (8%)
min: 0.3726     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (8%)     max: 0.395 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
19451 Points (41%)
min: 16979     avg: 17291     median: 17290.5 (37%)     max: 17602 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
6.7 s (1%)
7.4 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
13.9 s (1%)
16 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
329 s (1%)
367.1 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 82479     avg: 83000     median: 82999.5 (73%)     max: 83520 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
26325 Points (71%)
min: 25396     avg: 25731     median: 25731 (70%)     max: 26066 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 92244     avg: 98319     median: 98318.5 (80%)     max: 104393 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 92907     avg: 98466     median: 98466 (80%)     max: 104025 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 94868     avg: 99772     median: 99772 (84%)     max: 104676 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 19327     avg: 19377     median: 19377 (49%)     max: 19427 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 30671     avg: 30681     median: 30681 (55%)     max: 30691 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
14817 Points (62%)
min: 10458     avg: 10645     median: 10645 (45%)     max: 10832 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
2203 Points (93%)
min: 2159     avg: 2212     median: 2217 (94%)     max: 2230 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
17880 Points (32%)
min: 11093     avg: 11914     median: 12003 (22%)     max: 12185 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
2096 Points (9%)
min: 2070     avg: 2120     median: 2126 (9%)     max: 2137 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
17581 Points (55%)
min: 11123     avg: 11886     median: 11982 (38%)     max: 12112 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
8861 Points (89%)
min: 8596     avg: 8967     median: 9021 (90%)     max: 9048 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
65241 Points (72%)
min: 45422     avg: 47461     median: 47694 (52%)     max: 48205 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
452 ms (1%)
min: 441     avg: 447.8     median: 448 (1%)     max: 451 ms
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
302 Points (87%)
min: 295     avg: 298.3     median: 298 (86%)     max: 302 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
366 Points (76%)
min: 356     avg: 373.3     median: 370.5 (77%)     max: 395 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
2322 Points (89%)
min: 2104     avg: 2186     median: 2193 (84%)     max: 2256 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 R9 7900 +
203 Watt (35%)
227 Watt (39%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 R9 7900 +
196.9 Watt (36%)
215 Watt (39%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
100%
1 R9 7900 +
106.9 Watt (71%)
91.5 Watt (61%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
100%
1 R9 7900 +
20.4 Points per Watt (15%)
11.7 Points per Watt (9%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 9 7900 → 100% n=40

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 7600X → 88% n=40

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