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AMD Ryzen 9 9950X ES CPU is faster than Ryzen 9 5950X at just 90W

More Ryzen 9000-series leak look good for Team Red
Last Updated on July 10, 2024
AMD Ryzen 9 9950X ES CPU is faster than Ryzen 9 5950X at just 90W
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Leaked benchmarks suggest that AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 9000 series processors, based on the Zen 5 architecture, offer significant performance improvements over their predecessors while maintaining excellent efficiency.

The leaks come from the Geekbench 6 database and the Anandtech forum. Additionally, the leaks focus on four main CPUs: the Ryzen 9 9950X (16 cores), Ryzen 9 9900X (12 cores), Ryzen 7 9700X (8 cores), and Ryzen 5 9600X (6 cores) – and how they operate at much lower TDP.

The Ryzen 9 9950X is particularly impressive in terms of efficiency. Even at a reduced power limit of 90W, it achieves performance nearly 20% higher than the Ryzen 9 5950X (16 cores) while consuming significantly less power. The 5950X has a 105W TDP and can reach a PPT of 142W. This suggests that the Zen 5 architecture offers a substantial leap in performance per watt.

Benchmark results look good for Ryzen 9000

In benchmark tests, the 9950X at 90W scored competitively with the 13900K from Intel, which has a much higher MTP (Maximum Turbo Power) of 253W. This indicates that the 9950X can deliver close performance while using less power. Leaked benchmarks also reveal promising performance for the Ryzen 9 9900X, Ryzen 7 9700X, and Ryzen 5 9600X. These CPUs were tested at their default TDPs (120W for the 9900X and 65W for the 9700X and 9600X). Even at these default settings, all three CPUs exceeded their official boost clocks by a small margin.

(Benchmarking results – Image Source igor_kavinski (Anandtech Forums))

In terms of benchmark scores, the Ryzen 9 9900X achieved 3236 points in single-core and 18,102 points in multi-core tests. The Ryzen 7 9700X scored 3255 points in single-core and 15,634 points in multi-core tests, while the Ryzen 5 9600X scored 3172 points in single-core and 13,500 points in multi-core tests.

While the leaked benchmarks are promising, it’s important to note that the Ryzen 9 9900X falls slightly short of the Core i7-14700K from Intel in its default configuration. However, the 9900X still manages to outperform its predecessor, the Ryzen 9 7900X (16 cores), by 11% in single-core performance and nearly 2% in multi-core performance, even at its default TDP.

Overall, the leaked benchmarks paint a positive picture for AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series processors. They suggest significant performance improvements over the previous generation while maintaining excellent efficiency.

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