AMD Ryzen 9 7950X tested in Cinebench R23, 26% slower than i9-13900K in multi-core performance

A few days ago, AMD announced its Ryzen 7000 processors , which offer a significant boost over the last generation in both performance and efficiency. Team Red gave us some expected performance figures, however a deleted video on now shows a Ryzen 9 7950X tested in Cinebench R23 . Harukase took several screenshots before the video was taken down.

AMD Kingpin R9 7950X

The Ryzen 9 7950X is the flagship processor of the Zen4 line . This processor has 16 cores and 32 threads . You can experience the standard base frequency of 4.5GHz , while the boost clock goes up to 5.7GHz (F-max 5.85GHz ). TDP is about 170W (230W PPT). In terms of cache, the processor ships with 80MB of L2 (16MB) + L3 (64MB) cache. This processor costs $699 .

Ryzen 7000 Performance Boost | AMD

AMD hasn’t left a stone unturned in a significant single-core performance boost, but benchmarks show a serious problem with these processors.


Paired with GIGABYTE X670E AUROS XTREME with F1 Bios version (more on that later), the processor was tested in Cinebench R23. The memory latency is about 89.6 ns. It is unknown if AMD EXPO was enabled or not.

Ryzen 9 7950X in AIDA64 | Baidu via Wccftech

In single-core testing, the processor scored 2205 points, and in multi-core – 29469 points. Ouch! These results differ sharply from each other. On the one hand, we have a significant single-core CPU boost over the Zen3 , but the multi-core performance remains almost the same as the R9 5950X .

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in Cinebench R23 | Baydu through Harukaze

By comparison, the i9-13900K scores just 3% more in the single-core test, which is in line with AMD’s promises. In short, the 7950X goes head to head with the best dogs from Raptor Lake .

CinebenchR23 Raptor Lake ST benchmark (i9-12900K comparison) updated with Zen4

However, multi-core performance lags far behind Raptor Lake. The 7950X barely beats the 12900KS . Why? This may be due to the extremely high temperatures of the Ryzen 7000 processors . Also, Harukaze mentions that the processor used air cooling to combat overheating.

CinebenchR23 Raptor Lake MT benchmark (i9-12900K comparison) updated with Zen4

multi-core problem

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X did not have an increase in cores/threads compared to the last generation. Intel, on the other hand, is now ahead of AMD in this department, perhaps giving them an edge. The BIOS version being used is ” F1 “, which is considered by many to be outdated and may degrade performance. However, to know for sure, we’ll just have to wait until the Zen4 goes on sale on September 27th .

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