Monday, July 15, 2024

AMD Zen 5 Ryzen 9 9950X Benchmark Leak Reveals Stunning Performance

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AMD is expected to release its Ryzen 9000 desktop processors later in July, which feature its new Zen 5 architecture, and we’re getting our first look at the performance of the new processors thanks to recent leaks, in particular the Ryzen 9 9950X flagship.

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The benchmark numbers were found in Geekbench (via Videocardz) and have both single and multi-core scores that can easily be compared to previous generation Ryzen 7000 models as well as Intel’s 14th Gen CPUs such as the Core i5-14600K and Core i5-14900K. It should be noted that the specifications of the test systems used is likely to differ so won’t be directly comparable compared to actual launch reviews where we’d expect the same system to be used to test both Ryzen 7000 and Ryzen 9000 CPUs, but it should give a glimpse into the performance we can expect.

Below we can see the latest single-core results for the new Ryzen 9000 models and these are particularly impressive. The Ryzen 9 9950X was nearly 500 points or 15 percent faster than Intel’s Core i9-14900K CPU with even more of a gap between it and the Ryzen 9 7950X.

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In fact, even the Ryzen 5 9600X was significantly faster than any older CPU from Intel or AMD and was 11 percent faster here than the Ryzen 9 7600X. There are, however, some question marks over the use of AMD’s Precision Boost Overdrive, which boosts frequencies and whether this was enabled, especially as the results shown below for the Ryzen 9000 CPUs except for the Ryzen 9 9950X, are a little slower than others we’ve seen so far.

However, the Ryzen 9 9950X scores are the first we’ve seen so we don’t yet know whether this might fall into stock speed or PBO results. Even so, Ryzen 9000 appears to have a significant performance uplift in lightly threaded workloads compared to current models from both AMD and Intel, which is exciting.

Below we can see the multi-core score, which at the moment is less impressive seeing as the Core i9-14900K managed to still beat the score of the Ryzen 9 9950X and the latter isn’t that far ahead of the Ryzen 9 7950X. Again we should take these results with a pinch of salt, but so far they would indicate that Ryzen 9000 offers more of an uplift in single and lightly threaded performance rather than multi-threaded performance.

Intel meanwhile is not expected to release it’s next generation Arrow Lake-S desktop CPUs till much later this year, perhaps even coinciding with AMD’s Ryzen 9000 3D V-Cache models. It’s likely AMD will have the fastest processors around with its Zen 5 Ryzen 9000 CPUs for at least the next few months.

I’ll be covering all the latest news on AMD’s Ryzen 9000 CPUs and will be reviewing them when they land so follow me here on Forbes using the blue follow button below, on Facebook or YouTube for the most up to date information.

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