The Geekbench 5 database has released the first performance data for the upcoming Ryzen 7 5700X processor with 8 cores and 16 threads and a TDP rating of 65W. Despite a 40W reduction compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X, the performance level of the new product was only 2% lower than the older model in Geekbench’s single-threaded and multi-threaded tests.
AMD officially introduced the Ryzen 7 5700X two weeks ago. The processor is slated to go on sale on April 4, along with the Ryzen 5 5600 and Ryzen 5 5500 models. The role of the Ryzen 7 5700X is the same as that of the Ryzen 7 3700X model on the Zen 2 architecture at one time .The novelty will become a cheaper and more energy efficient alternative to Ryzen 7 5800X. The recommended price for the Ryzen 7 5700X is $299. That means the same amount as the six-core Ryzen 5 5600X was offered at launch, which can now be found at under $250.
Given the reduced TDP, the Ryzen 7 5700X’s operating frequency range has also been reduced, but not by much. The chip’s base frequency is 3.4 GHz, which is 400 MHz below that of the Ryzen 7 5800X. However, the maximum clock frequency of the processor is 4.6 GHz, which is only 100 MHz lower than the older model.
The Ryzen 7 5700X chip scored 1645 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core test and 10,196 points in the multi-core test. For comparison, the Ryzen 7 5800X model in the same tests shows results in the form of 1617 and 10338 points, respectively, which is about 2% higher.
The new chip was tested on an ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard, in a company with 32 GB DDR4-3200 RAM. If the Geekbench 5 test results really indicate the actual performance of the Ryzen 7 5700X, then the difference in its performance compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X will be closer to error on everyday tasks. And considering PBO technology support, it practically doesn’t matter at all. Unfortunately, the peculiarity of the Geekbench test lies in the fact that it does not always reflect the performance of the device in real conditions. Therefore, for definitive conclusions we will have to wait for full-fledged independent tests.