Home > News

AMD Ryzen 9 9900X beats Intel i9-14900K in first Geekbench single-core benchmarks

AMD takes top spot in single-core
Last Updated on July 8, 2024
AMD Ryzen 9000 series processor marketing render
PC Guide is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Read More
You can trust PC Guide: Our team of experts use a combination of independent consumer research, in-depth testing where appropriate - which will be flagged as such, and market analysis when recommending products, software and services. Find out how we test here.

AMD fans are looking forward to the launch of the Ryzen 9000 series processors this month. The new processors are going to offer significantly better performance than their predecessors, up to 18% when compared to 7900X. While AMD hasn’t shared many details about the performance of these upcoming CPUs, the Ryzen 9 9900X recently got listed on Geekbench for the first time. This listing provides us with a closer look at its performance and the opportunity to compare it to rival Intel’s current best.

Ryzen 9 9900X gets first listing on Geekbench

The Ryzen 9 9900X is going to be one of the top processors in the 9000 series. It comes with a total of 12 cores and 24 threads and has a base and boost clock of 4.4 GHz and 5.6 GHz, respectively. Its TDP is also surprisingly low, only 120W. While AMD has not shared much about the processor’s performance, it has finally appeared on Geekbench.

According to the Geekbench listing, the Ryzen 9900X scored 3,401 points in single-core tests and 19,765 points in multi-core tests. You’d be right in thinking these results are going to be hard to beat, especially since Videocardz has mentioned that this is the highest score ever achieved by a CPU on Geekbench.

When compared to the Intel i9-14900K, the 9900X offers around 10% better performance in single-core tests. For reference, Team Blue’s offering hit 2,999 single-core and 19,338 multi-core scores in another recent benchmark, though its multi-core performance can be better than this particular example.

Ryzen 9 9900X Geekbench results (Image source: Geekbench)

While this is the first and currently the only Ryzen 9 9900X listing on Geekbench, we can expect to see more as we get near the launch. AMD is also yet to reveal the official prices of the upcoming 9000 series processors, which will help decide whether it’s worth upgrading to the next-gen CPUs or not.

Cinebench test results for the Ryzen 9 9900X also got leaked recently, indicating that the upcoming processor will be around 14-18% faster than its predecessor, the Ryzen 9 7900X. It delivered great results in both multi-threaded tests and Precision Boost Overdrive tests.

Abdul is a tech writer and Editor for PC Guide, specializing in all things tech, gaming, and hardware.