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New benchmark scores for the Ryzen 9 7900X have been spotted on Geekbench, alluding to a 12-core desktop processor from AMD that can hit single-core scores and multi-core scores of up to 2,167 and 18,622, respectively. Those scores would make the Ryzen 9 7900X faster than the 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K in both departments, according to comparisons shared by Wccftech, although Intel’s incoming Raptor Lake flagship, the Core i9-13900K, seems poised to take the crown.

Image: Wccftech
Image: Wccftech

From a Wccftech report:

The CPU was the only chip that wasn’t leaked so far in the Geekbench 5 benchmarks. As for the test setup, it comprised a Gigabyte X670E AORUS Master motherboard with 32 GB of DDR5 memory.

As for performance, the CPU scored 2167 points in single-core and 18446 points in multi-core tests. We can use the Core i9-12900K and Ryzen 9 5900X for comparison here. The chip outperforms both in single and multi-threaded results, especially its predecessor against which Zen 4 is up to 33% faster in multi-threaded and 30% faster in single-threaded results.

AMD’s Ryzen 9 7900X is a 12C/24T processor with a boost/base frequency of 5.6/4.7 GHz and a TDP of 170 watts. The CPU should be available to purchase for $549 beginning Tuesday, September 27, alongside the Ryzen 97950X, Ryzen 7 7700X, and Ryzen 5 7600X.

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3 comments

  1. This shouldn't be news... it's the 13900k we should be comparing this to. Why compare new gen to previous gen. This WOULD be news if the 12900 was outperforming the 7900k. Not the other way around.
  2. This shouldn't be news... it's the 13900k we should be comparing this to. Why compare new gen to previous gen. This WOULD be news if the 12900 was outperforming the 7900k. Not the other way around.
    I would say, it's perfectly valid to compare it to the best that's currently available. We haven't seen the 13K series yet, and being Intel -- it might release October like Intel expects, it might be delayed two years, or it might get soft released, and it's technically "available" but no one can get their hands on them.

    But yeah, it shouldn't be a huge news item that a new generation part beats a last generation part - but the delta that exists between the two parts is newsworthy. It definitely would be news if it couldn't though.
  3. Intel's Core i9-13900K (Raptor Lake) was in the comparison graphs and came out on top in both single- and multi-core benchmarks.

    I only glanced at the graphs and skimmed the "article" from wccftech, but the wording seemed deliberately misleading, as though they were commenting on a different set of benchmarks.

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