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New leak could see AMD 9000 series CPU top Geekbench single-core performance charts

Is AMD making a play for Intel's single-core crown?
Last Updated on July 10, 2024
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AMD’s Ryzen 9000 series isn’t rumored to be released until the end of this month, but that doesn’t stop those who have the chips from accidentally leaking the performance to the rest of us peasants who have to wait for an actual release. In this case, it comes in the form of a Geekbench submission from both the Ryzen 9 9950X and the 9900X respectively.

If these benchmark submissions turn out to be true (both are marked as “valid” on the Geekbench server by the way) this could suggest that AMD is making a push toward single-core performance with the 9000 series. AMD might be coming for Intel’s single-core performance crown this time around.

Leaked Ryzen 9 9950X Geekbench performance

This benchmark post was first spotted by X (formally Twitter) user @BenchLeaks, who frequently posts leaked benchmark data. This 9950X submission brings us promising results from the single-core performance side of things.

AMD Ryzen 9 9950X leaked geekbench data

As you can see, the CPU information clearly states the CPU name as the AMD Ryzen 9 9950X, which is pretty hard to fake if you don’t actually have that CPU installed. The single-core performance score passes that of the current leader, the 13900KS, which leads with a score of 3,107. As you can see here, the 9950X dwarfs that with a score of 3,359, which may not seem like a lot, but it’s a massive increase in terms of single-core performance.

The benchmarks were performed on an X670 motherboard, but it would be interesting to see how the X870 changes the benchmark results (if at all). Either way, these benchmarks showcase the power of Zen5, even if it’s not fully up to scratch just yet.

Leaked Ryzen 9 9900X Geekbench performance

It’s a similar story with the 9900X, which we also have a benchmark leak for, If you look closely, you can see that there’s not much difference between the two current flagships at the moment.

We usually see the “900” series as the “700” counterpart to Intel’s processors (Think of the 7900X and the 14700K for example). If the same is to be assumed here, we can compare this leaked benchmark score of the 9900X to the current best of the 14700K to see how it stacks up.

The 14700K turns up with a tidy score of 2,948 points, while the 14700KF, unencumbered by onboard graphics, can push 2,995 points out of the same die. This Ryzen leak suggests that the 9900X will blow that score out of the water, coming in at 3,356 points.

Only time will tell to see how these CPUs stack up against Intel’s next generation of processors. Or whether these will be the final performance numbers of AMD 9000 series flagships.

Will the scores of these CPUs change on release?

An interesting point to bring up from our perspective is the fact that these CPUs on paper are performing almost identically. Now, this is fine in terms of the single-core performance, as this was observed across almost the entire 7000 when it that released. But what doesn’t seem right is the multi-core score.

The 9950X comes in with a score of 20,550 with 16 cores, and the 9900X manages a score of 20,100 with 12 cores. If you ask us, presumably more expensive CPU offers very little performance uplift over the SKU before it. That’s what leads us to believe these performance numbers will change upon the release of the CPUs.

It’s possible that the drivers aren’t there yet to fully unleash the power of the 9000 series, or it’s the hardware itself that needs a bit of a tweak, but we don’t think that this disparity is enough to discredit these leaks entirely. Although, we recommend you take them with a pinch of salt, as with any leak.

Source: @Benchleaks on X, Geekbench Browser.

Jack Howarth, a Tech Writer at PC Guide, is deeply passionate about technology. He started his journey during college, earning an Extended Diploma in ICT, and CompTIA A+ later in life.