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AMD Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 5 7600X review

AMD today launched its current line-up, known as Raphael. Almost two years after the release of the Ryzen 5000 CPUs. The Ryzen 9 7900X, the second-fastest model in our study, frequently outruns Intel’s Core i9-12900K. 

Internally, AMD still uses the so-called chipset design, which in the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X consists of two CCDs with eight cores each and one I/O die as is well known, the I/O die, which now always includes an iGPU in addition to the new DDR5 memory controller. 

AMD advances with the 5 nm process, and the latest chips are with TSMC. Thus, higher clock rates are possible. The Ryzen 9 7950X can operate up to 5.7 GHz in turbo mode right out of the box. 

The Ryzen 9 7900X is still having 5.6 GHz. We can already state at this time that our testing. It also produced these clock rates. Users should anticipate a good performance gain thanks to the greater IPC—the significantly raised clock rates.

The enhanced performance does have one disadvantage, though. The TDP of the new Ryzen 9 variants has climbed to 170 W. AMD even stipulates a maximum power of 230 W for the complete package. However, it is still less than what Intel now permits for its processors. It is up to 241 W when under pressure.

Benchmarks for processors

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X performs 26% better than the Ryzen 5000 generation. The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X has a performance rating increase of over 20% with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X.

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Therefore, it stands to reason that the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X can’t keep up with the Intel Core i9-12900K. Must rank 9% slower than our test sample. 

Similar to and sometimes better than the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X in terms of performance is the smaller AMD Ryzen 5 7600X.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X + AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X performs better than the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in this test. Despite the highly modest difference of only 100 points in the 50 runs, the Intel Core i5 12600K remains. 

Its advantage over the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X. The Intel Core i9-12900K plays a minor role and cannot compete with the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X.

Usage of energy

Current AMD Ryzen 9 models can consume 170 W. Even if the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X still has a TDP of 105 W. From 142 W to 230 W, the PPT (Package Power Tracking) increases.

Only a 26% improvement over the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is with the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X. A similar performance improvement was seen in the stress test using Prime95. The gaming power usage is much higher because the graphics card reaches more than 500 W. 

Stay tuned for further updates!

 

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