AMD’s next flagship desktop processor is poised to be an exciting upgrade over the current Zen 3 model.
New alleged benchmarks shared by @harukaze5719 have indicated that engineering samples of AMD’s new Ryzen 9 7950X CPU are capable of scoring 780 points in CPU-Z’s single-thread test, and 16,809 points in its multi-thread test. The scores imply that the Zen 4 flagship with 16 cores will offer 40% faster multi-threaded performance, according to a comparison chart shared by Wccftech.
New CPU-Z scores for the lesser Ryzen 7 7700X are included in the chart, although the Core i9-13900K, Intel’s upcoming “Raptor Lake” flagship, seemingly bests what’s been leaked for AMD thus far, particularly in the single-core department.
Wccftech goes on to speculate that Raptor Lake may indeed take the lead, although there are some expected caveats.
The single-core performance ranges between 20-25% faster than Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” CPUs which is in line with the 15% single-thread performance increase that AMD itself had revealed. This brings the overall performance right next to Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs but based on leaked 13th Gen Raptor Lake performance benchmarks, the blue team will retain the single-core performance lead and even have an advantage in multi-threaded performance but at the cost of lower efficiency.
AMD will detail the Ryzen 9 7950X and the rest of its Ryzen 7000 Series lineup on Monday, August 29, as part of a livestream event, while the launch is reportedly set to take place on September 27.
September 27 also happens to be the opening day for Intel’s next Innovation event, where it is expected to launch its own next-gen processors.