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Ryzen 7000 Performance: Real-world benchmark figures revealed

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Last Updated on September 26, 2022
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After much hype and speculation, we’re now finally able to share just where Ryzen 7000 performance is and how powerful the new processors really are.

Courtesy of our colleagues over at WePC, we’ve now got the raw and real benchmark figures which put the latest Zen 4 chipsets through their paces in the latest industry-standard tests.

CPU-Z, Cinebench, and Geekbench have all been utilized to test the performance of both the mainstream 7600X, and the enthusiast-grade 7900X as well. We’ve also ensured that testing has been conducted with games, too, for real-world application figures outside of numerical figures with Ryzen 7000 CPUs.

For full transparency, these are the specs of the test build used. The rig was running both processors in an Asus ROG crosshair X670E Extreme motherboard, with G.Skill Trident Z5 NEO DDR5 RAM (clocked @ 6000MHz), an MSI Gaming X Trio RTX 3080 graphics card, and an Asus ROG Ryujin II 360 AIO with a Fractal Design ION+ 860W PSU.

Ryzen 7600X testing benchmarks

CPUCPU-Z SingleCPU-Z MultiCinebench SingleCinebench MultiGeekbench SingleGeekbench Multi
Ryzen 5 7600X (AM5)766.46075.6195415000218311120
Ryzen 5 5600X (AM4)642488115271098116538583

The new mainstream AMD processor, the Ryzen 7600X excelled in both single-core and multi-core performance in the synthetic benchmarks, and this is consistent among all three programs utilized. In the testing, CPU-Z gave a figure of 766.4, with Cinebench R23 producing 1954, and Geekbench offering 2183.

However, things become more exciting when you weigh up the latest from team red against its previous flagship. By contrast, the Ryzen 9 5900X was trailing behind significantly, with scores of 680.2, 1591, and 1723 in CPU-Z, Cinebench R23, and Geekbench respectively.

That’s a performance increase for the Ryzen 7000 series of roughly 26.6% if we take the two Geekbench scores as an average. The 6-core (12 threads) CPU more than holds its own as far as single-core performance is concerned.

Multi-core performance was impressive, given that the Ryzen 5 7600X is still a 6-core (12 threads CPU). CPU-Z gave 6075.6, with Cinebench R23 producing 15000, and Geekbench’s Multi benchmark offering 11120.

Ryzen 7600X gaming benchmarks

CPUBF VCyberpunk 2077Elden RingCS:GOGTA5
Ryzen 5 7600X (AM5) 190 fps170 fps157 fps378 fps187 fps
Ryzen 5 5600X (AM4)175 fps147 fps143 fps352 fps186 fps
1080p LOW1080p LOW1080p LOW1080p HIGH1080p LOW

The real horsepower of the Ryzen 7000 mainstream processor comes from how it handles games. The 7600X performs well in titles used in the testing, including Cyberpunk 2077, Battlefield V, Elden Ring, CS: GO, and Grand Theft Auto V. The former was particularly impressive, boasting frame rates of 170 FPS in CD Projekt Red’s open-world RPG – with settings fixed at low.

7600X iGPU performanceGTA VCS:GO (BM)Timespy (GPU Score)
Score56 fps126 fps737
Settings1080p LOW1080p HIGH1080p

Much anticipation has been building around the Ryzen 7000 series iGPU, and the figures are more-than-respectable. GTA V managed just shy of 1080p60, with 56 FPS average, and CS:GO was no match for the integrated graphics with 126 FPS average. Settings were at Low and High respectively.

Ryzen 7900X benchmarks

CPUCPU-Z SingleCPU-Z MultiCinebench SingleCinebench MultiGeekbench SingleGeekbench Multi
Ryzen 9 7900X (AM5)789.111827.7202228379225918720
Ryzen 9 5900X (AM4)680.29516.5159121103172314509

The new flagship Ryzen 7000 series processor absolutely leaves its Zen 3 counterpart in the dust. Evaluating the single-core performance in the industry standard tests, the Ryzen 7900X achieved marks of 789.1, 2022, and 18720 in CPU-Z, Cinebench R23, and Geekbench respectively.

If we compare these with the figures produced by the Ryzen 5900X, then the true prowess of Zen 4 really shines. Contrasted with the Ryzen 5900X, whose scores are above, we’re looking at a performance increase of approximately 31.10% which just goes to show much more effective working on 5nm is than the 7nm silicon of AM4 socket processors.

Evaluating the multi-core performance shows just how big the leap truly is. Using the benchmarking tools, the Ryzen 7900X racked up 11827.7, 28379, and 18720 respectively. All told, there’s roughly an increase of 29.02% with the Ryzen 7900X in multi-core performace, once again using Geekbench as our basis.

Ryzen 7900X gaming benchmarks

CPUBF VCyberpunk 2077Elden RingCS:GOGTA5
Ryzen 9 7900X (AM5) 192 fps174 fps157 fps389 fps187 fps
Ryzen 9 5900X (AM4)189 fps147 fps150 fps365 fps186 fps
1080p LOW1080p LOW1080p LOW1080p HIGH1080p LOW

Given our test setup, there’s ultimately not too much higher you can go as the CPU isn’t the bottleneck here in either respect. Taking Cyberpunk 2077, the most graphically intensive title in the testing into account, there’s an average FPS of 174. You’re looking at between 4 and 10 FPS increase depending on the title. This gives us roughly 2.9% framerate increase all told.

7900X iGPU performanceGTA VCS:GO (BM)Timespy (GPU Score)
Score56 fps131 fps739
Settings1080p LOW1080p HIGH1080p

iGPU figures were nearly identical to that of what we saw with the Ryzen 7600X. GTA V once again hit 56 FPS, but CS: GO gave a minor frame rate increase of 131 FPS, for a jump of 5 FPS when all is said and done. More than respectable.

Verdict based on the testing

Even the new mainstream Ryzen 7000 processor significantly outperforms the previous flagship in single-core performance with the gaming prowess to back it up.

It’s further evidence that scaling back on the size of the silicon can yield significant performance boosts when compared to the previous 7nm process.

As for how the revised Raptor Lake, which is also built on Intel 7 10nm Hybrid architecture, performs remains to be seen. Still, the leaks leading up to the release of Zen 4 were accurate, and AMD’s showcase event was dead on with the numbers, too.

Is it worth upgrading to Ryzen 7000 series?

If you’re after the absolute best performance possible, then upgrading to Ryzen 7000 series processors is the best way to go. The new Zen 4 architecture chips boasts significantly improved performance over Zen 3, but also makes use of the newest technologies, too.

All Ryzen 7000 processors utilize DDR5 RAM as standard for max PCIe 5.0 bandwidth compatibility. You’ll need to invest in compatible memory, as well as a relevant AM5 socket motherboard, too. Unfortunately, there’s no backward compatibility here.

How much do Ryzen 7000 CPUs cost?

If you’re after where to buy Ryzen 7000 processors, then these are the rates you need to know. The Ryzen 7600X carries an MSRP of $299 from all trusted retailers, with the Ryzen 7900X costing you $549. The entry-level and the flagship were tested here, but the mid-range 7700X is also available on September 27 for $399 if you want to go down the middle.

Which motherboards are compatible with AM5 socket?

AM5 motherboards come in several different configurations. At launch, these are the X670 and X670-E, with the budget and mid-range B650 and B650-E coming sometime in October. You’ll want to pair a high-end processor with the most capable board to maximize your performance.

How hot are Ryzen 7000 processors?

During testing, with a five-minute AIDA stress test, the Ryzen 9 7900X hit a temperature of 84.8c, while under the same test the 7600X hit a high of 91.0c. The test was completed using a 360mm ASUS Ryujin ii cooler.

Aleksha McLoughlin is Hardware and News Editor for PC Guide and she oversees buying guides, reviews, news, and features on site. She was previously Hardware and Affiliates Editor at VideoGamer.