US$299 AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is indistinguishable from Core i9-12900KS in Geekbench single-core, manages to edge past Ryzen 7 5800X in multi-core
AMD introduced the Ryzen 7000 lineup earlier this week with perceivable gains over the Zen 3 generation and matching or besting Intel Alder Lake's performance in several benchmarks. The processors are already under testing in several hands by now, which means more concrete benchmarks have started making their way to the web.
We now have Geekbench 5 results from the 6C/12T AMD Ryzen 5 7600X running on an MSI MEG X670E ACE motherboard equipped with 32 GB of RAM. The processor is reported to run at a base frequency of 4.7 GHz and a boost up to 5.4 GHz.
According to the Geekbench entry, the Ryzen 5 7600X scores 2,174 points in single-core and 11,369 points in multi-core. This score is virtually indistinguishable from the 16C/24T Intel Core i9-12900KS, which manages a score of 2,182 points. The Ryzen 5 7600X's multi-core performance, however, doesn't compare well with the Core i9-12900KS, which is 77.4% faster in the test. This is to be expected given the low core counts in the AMD chip.
Compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X, the Ryzen 5 7600X shows a significant 29% uplift in single-core performance and a modest 6% increase in multi-core. These numbers are impressive considering that a 6C/12T part is able to best an 8C/16T part from last year, all for US$299.
This is, of course, just a single benchmark, and we will need to average out several runs in order to get a fair estimate of performance gains over the previous generation and also vis-à-vis Intel Alder Lake. Also, Raptor Lake is threatening to roar in a few weeks from now, so it will be interesting to see how AMD's Zen 4 would match up to Intel's next iteration hybrid architecture.