Alleged First Geekbench Scores of Ryzen 9 7950X3D Show It Performing Similarly Single-Core to 7950X but Slower in Multi-Core Tests

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The next line of X3D processors from AMD is right around the corner and the alleged first Geekbench scores for the 7950X3D have appeared online. Assuming that these scores were not faked, the flagship X3D processor was tested using Geekbench 5 so it is to be expected that different scores will eventually get posted using the newer version, Geekbench 6, that Brent Justice covered earlier this week. While synthetic benchmarks such as Geekbench, at least version 5, may not clearly expand on the advantages of the extra cache of the X3D product line they can at least show how the two different processors perform on non-gaming tests.

As VideoCardz reports (via @BenchLeaks) the 7950X3D did a decent job in the single-core test coming in at just 2% slower than its non-X3D counterpart that scored 2191. However, the gap widened a bit more in the multi-core tests when the 7950 pulled ahead by 5% at 23081. Still, though, these are relatively small margins for those focused on gaming and this lessened non-gaming performance may not be of concern if the extra cache shows greater improvements for gaming. The reported test platform used an ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR X670E HERO motherboard with 32 GB ram (speed unknown), and the processor was seen with clock speeds up to 5.68 GHz, keeping it in line with the 5.7 Ghz max boost of the Ryzen 9 7950X. The OS version used was Windows 11 Home 64-bit.

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AMD has already announced that the 7950X3D processor will become available on February 28 for $699 while the 7950X is currently available for $589 on Amazon and Brent’s review for it can be found here. While these alleged first Geekbench scores could’ve been faked it seems fairly probable they are real, considering we are only a week away from the 7950X3D’s launch and they are probably already in the hands of reviewers who have begun testing them.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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