Synthetic System Benchmarks – Ryzen 7 7700
We are going to start with synthetic system application benchmarks on this page. Note that the graphs are arranged from fastest to slowest. We have also highlighted the Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 7 7700 with PBO ENABLED to give you a better visual comparison to the Ryzen 7 7700X. The label “PBO ENABLED” indicates the Ryzen 7 7700 with PBO ENABLED in the BIOS.
PCMark 10 Express
Our goal today is to find out the difference in performance between the Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 7 7700X. In addition, we want to see how turning on PBO affects performance and if the Ryzen 7 7700 can come close to Ryzen 7 7700X performance with the automatic overclocking.
Starting off in PCMark 10’s Express system benchmark, we find that the Ryzen 7 7700 is about 3% slower than the Ryzen 7 7700X in PCMark 10’s express benchmark. This benchmark focuses mainly on more lightly threaded office application types of workloads. In this scenario, you don’t have a big difference between the CPUs for performance. Adding PBO in fact hurt performance a bit, and did not provide a benefit. Again, this is a lightly threaded workload, where not as many cores are being used at once.
In Geekbench 6 Multi-Core performance we are now looking at multi-core performance, where the benchmark pushes all the cores harder. The Ryzen 7 7700 is now 4% slower than the Ryzen 7 7700X. Turning on PBO helped claw back performance and actually brought it quite close to the Ryzen 7 7700X. PBO added 3% performance.
In Geekbench 6’s single-thread performance, we find that the Ryzen 7 7700 is only 3% slower than the Ryzen 7 7700X. This replicates the PCMark 10’s workload, which was lightly threaded, and backups the fact that in single-core performance there isn’t much difference between the CPUs. Enabling PBO did nothing for single-core performance in this benchmark.
3DMark CPU Profile
In 3DMark’s CPU Profile test, we are running the “Max Threads” test and looking at overall performance. This benchmark really shows the difference between the CPUs in maximum thread performance. The Ryzen 7 7700 is now 7% slower, overall, compared to the Ryzen 7 7700X. As you can see, as more threads are used, and more cores, the difference can widen to a difference that is noticeable. Enabling PBO claws back more performance, bringing the 7700 very close to the 7700X, it adds 5% more performance.
When it comes to single-thread performance though, we find the Ryzen 7 7700 is 4% slower than the Ryzen 7 7700X. PBO does not help performance in single-core performance.