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AMD’s Ryzen 9 9900X is launching this month and will be about 18% faster than the 7900X according to new leak

The performance difference is significant
Last Updated on July 8, 2024
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AMD fans are currently looking forward to the launch of the Ryzen 9000 series processors, which will happen this month. As we’re getting near the launch, we’re seeing new leaks popping up on the surface. And now, according to some reports, leaked benchmarks from the Cinebench rendering software for the Ryzen 9 9900X indicate that it offers a significant performance jump compared to its predecessor, the Ryzen 9 7900X.

Ryzen 9 9900X offers significant performance improvement

The upcoming Ryzen 9 9900X has the same core counts and boost clock as the Ryzen 7900X. It will boast 12 cores and 24 threads. On top of that, it will have a base clock of 4.4 GHz, which can be boosted up to 5.6 GHz. In short, this CPU will be able to handle whatever you throw at it, and it also comes with a TDP of 120W. This is significantly lower than the TDP of the Ryzen 9 7900X, which is 170W.

Wccftech has managed to get their hands on new Cinebench test results, in which the AMD Ryzen 9 9900X has managed to score much better points even with a lower TDP.

According to the Cinebench performance benchmarks results, the Ryzen 9900X scored 33,000 points in R23 multi-threaded tests, while the 7900X scored 29,234 points. This is a 14% improvement in performance compared to its predecessor. And it does not stop here, as in Precision Boost Overdrive enabled tests, the 9900X managed to hit 34,500 points, which also shows an 18% improvement.

Ryzen 9 9900X Cinebench test results (Image source: Wccftech)

Worth upgrading to the 9900X?

It is, however, important to keep in mind that real-world performance can vary depending on specific applications and tasks. But Cinebench results still give users an idea about the CPU’s performance. Judging from the results, the Ryzen 9 9900X could be a compelling option for content creators, 3D artists, and professionals who rely on their CPUs for demanding workloads.

While the Ryzen 9 9900X will be great for gaming as well, AMD’s Senior Technical Marketing Manager of Consumer Processors, Donny Woligroski, has something different to say. According to him, the current X3D processors will still be the ‘king of the hill’ for gaming, even after the upcoming 9000 series processors launch.

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