Ryzen 7000 tests released Much faster than its predecessors but

Ryzen 7000 tests released: Much faster than its predecessors, but that may not be enough

Tomorrow AMD will start selling processors from the Ryzen 7000 series, which brought not only the new Zen 4 architecture, but above all the new Socket AM5 platform. And today, specialized resources have published reviews of new processors, and here we present only the main test results.

But first, let’s recall that AMD has now introduced four new-gen processors: the six-core Ryzen 5 7600X, the eight-core Ryzen 7 7700X, the 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X, and the flagship 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X . All of them use Zen 4 cores and are made with the 5nm process technology. The new platform comes with an LGA processor socket called Socket AM5, as well as support for PCI Express 5.0 and DDR5 memory.

All reviewers note a significant increase in both single-core and multi-core performance compared to the Ryzen 5000 series processors. The processors in many (but not all) synthetic tests and applications of the Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 9 7900X were faster than the Core i9-12900K. And in some places, the current Intel flagship was even surpassed by the Ryzen 7 7700X.

The younger Ryzen 5 7600X, in turn, outperformed the Core i5-12600K without surprises, but claimed nothing more. But, to be fair, we note that in some applications even the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X turned out to be weaker than the Core i5-12600K. But these are isolated cases.

In the gaming tests, the results differ slightly between the different browsers. So acc The FPS checkin most games Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 5 7600X prove to be weaker than Alder Lake chips including Core i5-12600K and are also inferior to the “AMD gaming king” of the previous generation – Ryzen 7 5800X3D. But the difference is quite small. Similar results show novelties in the hands TechPowerUp.

And here is the portal Tom’s hardware reports that in games on average only the Core i9-12900K overclocked to 5.1 GHz can keep up with the new AMD Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 5 7600X. With default settings, AMD’s new products are faster. We also note that the flagship is by no means faster than other new AMD products in all games. As you can see from the table below, the Ryzen 7 7700X has proven itself in many of the portal’s gaming tests computer base showed better results than the flagship.

Of great interest is the power consumption of the Ryzen 7000 series processors. Remember that the TDP level of the new Ryzen 9 has been increased to 170 watts, while its predecessors had 105 watts. The new Ryzen 7 and 5 in turn received a TDP of only 105 watts.

As a result, the Ryzen 9 7950X consumes 247 watts under full load and the Ryzen 7 7600X only 99 watts. In games, the consumption is significantly lower on average. In all cases, the new Ryzen consumes significantly less than the competition – the same Core i9-12900K can “eat” up to 285 watts. But compared to the predecessors of the Ryzen 5000 series, consumption has increased.

However, Ryzen 7000 turned out to be quite hot. At maximum load with the powerful Noctua NH-U14S air cooler, the Ryzen 5 7600X reached 88°C, while the Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 9 7950X reached 94°C. However, in games, the numbers were more acceptable: 70, 71, 76 and 76 ° C, respectively.

We immediately add that automatic overclocking mechanisms, if the cooling system allows it, are able to increase the frequency of the Ryzen 70000 above the default values ​​- for example, when cooling an LSS with a 280mm radiator, it was possible to get a peak frequency of up to 5.85 GHz. But on average, frequencies in games stay around the 5.5GHz mark, which is much higher than its predecessors.

In conclusion, I would like to say that tomorrow Intel will present the 13th generation Core processors. According to rumors and leaks, they could be much faster than the current 12th gen models. The fact that AMD has caught up and slightly overtaken Intel Alder Lake processors (and not everywhere) may not be enough to successfully compete with the upcoming Raptor Lake. We’ll find out soon if that’s the case.


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Dylan Harris is fascinated by tests and reviews of computer hardware.

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