CPU Performance

To start testing off I went with a rendering-focused benchmark with the always popular Blender. This benchmark was recently updated so our result list is smaller here. I have all three tests stacked together so we can see an overall of them altogether. Blender loves the higher core counts but clock speed does still make a difference and all three of these CPUs show that with each one having a noticeable performance drop from its higher power twin especially the 7900 compared to the 7900X which has a big gap between each other. That said the 7900 is still way out in front of the 12900K.

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Continuing with the video encoding theme I also have Handbrake which is an open-source transcoder. For this test I am taking a 4k video down to 1080p 30 FPS, the results are the average FPS of that task. The 7900 saw a 9 FPS performance drop compared to the 7900X and with that, it drops below the 13600K which has a much better price. The 7700 on the other hand is running right behind the 12600K and is just 1 FPS lower than the 7700X. Then the 7600 is down 5 FPS.

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For the always popular Cinebench, I have finally retired the old R15 tests but I am still testing with the current R23 and the slightly older Cinebench R20. I always like Cinebench because we have multi-core and single-core performance which gives us a good look at the performance of the whole CPU and IPC performance. In R20 on the multi-core test, the Ryzen 9 7900 saw a big drop in the multi-core test dropping down below last year's 12900K showing that with its 12 cores the power limit becomes a bigger issue when you have all of the cores under load. The 7700 didn’t have as big of a drop in the multi-core test but did drop and the 7900 was the same. For the single-core R20 results they all dropped down as expected but, interestingly, the 7700X is faster than the 7900, they do have the same max boost clock and the 7700X does have a higher base clock. The same happened with the 7700 which is behind the 7600X which shares the same max boost clock as the 7700. For Cinebench R23 the results for all three were similar to the R20 results as well.

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Next up we have ray tracing-focused rendering benchmarks. Here I tested the CPUs in POV-Ray and V-Ray including the newer V-Ray Benchmark 5. POV-Ray was also tested with a single core and across all of the cores. In POC-Ray the Ryzen 9 7900 runs right with its X twin in the single-core test but does drop down below the 12900K in the multi-core test. The Ryzen 7 7700 didn’t do as well on its single-core test dropping 22 points from the 7700X and 400 on the multi-core test. Then the 7600 dropped even more in the single-core compared to the 7600X with 36 points and 329 for the multi-core. In the older V-Ray benchmark, the 7900 did well and is still up near the top of the charts with its 32-second score, tied with the 12900K and 4 seconds slower than the 7900X. The 7700 is just 2 seconds behind the 7700X and the 7600 is 4 seconds behind the 7600X. I also included new V-Ray Benchmark 5 results but I haven’t finished retesting past CPUs on that one just yet.

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I also tested using the CPUz’s built-in benchmark which does run on a single thread and with all threads. In the multi-thread test, the 7900 dropped down to 10668.6 from 12005.7 which now puts it behind the 12900K. The 7700 on the other hand didn’t drop nearly as much going from 8018 on the 7700X to 7659 on the 7700. Then for the 7600, it scored 5727 compared to the 3131.1 of the 7700X. The multi-thread results are still spread out across the graph but the single-thread test has them all clumped closer together. The 7900 is behind the 7700X and then the 7700 and 7600 are next to each other and behind the 7600X.

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Next, we have wPrime which is a classic overclocking benchmark that calculates pi out to 1024 million digits and is timed. This is a multi-thread heavy test which has the older high core count CPUs still all over the top of the charts and the 7900 did stay up top but is 7 seconds behind the 7900X. The 7700 is 5 seconds behind the 7700X which was enough to put it behind the two-generation old 10900K but is still impressive that a mid-level CPU pulling just 65 watts is running with Intel’s flagship from just a few years ago. Then the 7600 finished the test in 85 seconds to the 81 of the 7600X.

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7 Zip is another open-source program, this time for compressing and decompressing all of your files. Here I have run the benchmark and we have three results. The combined MIPS is a combination of compressing and decompressing performance. Then I have it broken down between the two. The combined results have the 7900 up just behind the 7900X and way out in front of the 12900K. The 7700 and the 7600 are both not far behind their X twins on this test. For the split results, I have them sorted by the decompressing result and the 7900 just barely edged out in front of the 7900X but you can see that for the compressing result, it is the other way around. The decompressing result for the 7700X and the 7700 were close as well so I was surprised to see that the 7600 is noticeably behind the 7600X on its results.

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Jetstream 2 is a compilation benchmark that takes a long list of HTML5 and Java in-browser tests and runs them all three times and puts together an overall score. I love this benchmark because let's be honest, most people are using their browser more than any other game or program. Jetstream gives some interesting results sometimes though but it tends to prefer high IPC or single-core performance and there are some situations where it prefers lower core-count CPUs. This time around the 7700 is right with the 7700X and out in front of the 7900 and 7900X. The 7900 is also in front of the 7900X but for the 7600 it is behind the 7600X.

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For Passmark Performance Test I used the latest version, Performance Test 10 I only look at the overall CPU score which takes a few different synthetic benchmarks and combines the results to put together an overall score. This is a test that does favor multi-threader performance over IPC and you can see that with the 7950X topping the chart here still. The 7900 is 7.9% below the 7900X but has a huge lead in front of the next CPU behind it, the 13600K. The 7700 is 3% behind the 7700X and the 7600 is 5.6% behind the 7600X.

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Crossmark was a late addition so I haven’t retested on other CPUs yet. Crossmark is from BAPCo which also makes SYSmark and this is a cross-platform test where you can compare performance between phones and both windows and mac computers. This is the start of our overall PC benchmarks and Crossmark uses a mix of real-world tests to output an overall score. Without any comparisons, this information doesn’t do us much good just yet but the 7900 and the 7700 sit on either side of Intel's new 13600K and the 7600 is down at the bottom of the CPUs tested so far.

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PCMark 10 is a great test because it tests things like video calls, browser performance, excel, and word performance to give an idea of real-world performance. It tends to like higher clock speeds but does take raw core count into account as well which you can see with the 7950X at the top of the chart and the Intel 13900K right behind it. The 7900 interestingly though came in just behind the 7700X and the 7700 is just barely ahead of the 7600X.

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We recently added even more real-world testing with the UL Procyon Benchmarks which are as real-world as they can get using the actual programs that you would use in each test. There are two overall benchmarks, first is the Office Productivity Benchmark which uses Microsoft Office 365 to test actual performance in word, excel, PowerPoint, and outlook. The second benchmark is the Photo Editing Benchmark which is run using the latest version of Photoshop as well as Lightroom Classic to look at photo editing performance. I have both scores stacked together to get an overall look at the performance. It is really interesting to see how all three of the X CPUs are out in front of the 7900 with the office productivity scores on all of the non-X CPUs being lower than the rest. The photo editing benchmark on the other hand they all did well and kept up with their higher-powered brothers.

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Moving the focus over towards gaming my next test is using Dolphin 5.0 Benchmark. Dolphin 5.0 is a Wii emulator and like most emulators, it doesn’t care about high core counts at all. In fact, it only runs two in total. Clock speeds are king here most of the time and the 7900 was just one second behind the 7900X. The 7600 had an interesting result though coming in ahead of the 7700 but the same thing happened with the 7700X and the 7600X showing that the extra two cores don’t matter in this situation.

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Before diving into game testing I wanted to check out synthetic performance using 3DMark. I tested with the older DX11 Fire Strike test as well as the newer DX12 Time Spy. I also added the new 3DMark CPU Profile benchmark into the mix as well which does a good job of showing the full range of thread counts that you might see being used in games as well as a max threads option that does everything above 16 threads. In the Fire Strike test, the Fire Strike results repeated what we have seen in a lot of our tests so far today with the 7900 dropping 5.6% from the 7900X which put it behind the 12900K. The 7700 dropped 2.7% compared to the 7700X and the 7600 was down 4.7% from the 7600X which given how tight the grouping is around that dropped it down below the 5700X, 11900K, and 3900X. With Time Spy the 7900 was down 4.3%, the 7700 was down 3.5%, and the 7600 was down 3.9%.

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The in-game results are all over the place for the non-X CPUs. The lower power draw helped keep temps down in some of the games and had them testing faster than the original CPUs in some situations. Some of our results have the lower-end CPUs up ahead of the higher-end CPUs just like in the Jetstream 2 tests and the Dolphin benchmark. But overall what we saw is that the non-X CPUs didn’t drop in performance with their lower power usage. Some of the games are a little less demanding and the TDP wasn’t the limitation. Then with TF2 for example we can see how AMD's constant AGESA updates may have improved things with the 7900 jumping past Intel’s latest 13900K even.

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The AIDA64 benchmarks showed that the cache performance dropped slightly with the non-X CPUs but most likely from AGESA firmware updates they all have improved memory performance.

AIDA64

L1 Cache Read

L1 Cache Write

L1 Cache Latency

L2 Cache Read

L2 Cache Write

L2 Cache Latency

L3 Cache Read

L3 Cache Write

L3 Cache Latency

GB/s

GB/s

ns

GB/s

GB/s

ns

GB/s

GB/s

ns

AMD Ryzen R7 2700X

999.43

502.5

1

978.03

495.12

2.8

414.95

417.71

8.8

AMD Ryzen R5 2600X

768.13

388.05

1

729.37

366.01

2.9

429.09

323.83

9.1

Ryzen 5 2400G

485.01

238.29

1

459.8

232.2

3.1

222.96

181.6

9.6

Ryzen 3 2200G

460.55

227.41

1.1

352.84

177.56

3.3

137.3

171.2

10.2

Intel i7-8700K

1595.6

803.65

0.9

640.37

397.14

2.6

337

213.67

11

Intel i5-8400

1417.2

710.79

1

543.81

352.9

3.1

270.89

186.82

13

Intel Core i9-7980XE

3758.3

1896.7

1.1

1671.7

1069.9

5.6

229.61

118.4

21

Intel Core i9-7960X

3532.3

1785.2

1

1571.6

1003.5

5.1

220.22

121.04

19.8

Intel Core i7-7820X

1969.9

995.02

1

884.63

574.74

5.6

114.4

103.57

19.2

Intel Core i5-7640X

1044.8

31888

1

397.26

247

2.9

228.31

163.86

11.1

Intel Core i9-7900X

2418.5

709.16

1

1037.3

521.94

5.2

124.16

106.78

21.2

Intel Core i7-7740X

1102.7

561.25

0.9

424.55

304.3

2.7

287.01

186.67

21.2

Intel i7-6900K

1963.9

999.59

1

710.28

310.34

4.1

243.96

195.41

14.6

Intel i7-7700K

1114.6

560.82

0.9

415.45

285.97

2.7

234.5

188.7

10.4

Intel i7-5960X

1748.5

874.6

1.2

623.08

272.77

3.5

260.72

184.92

15.3

AMD Ryzen R7 1800X

917.46

460.16

1.1

831.95

446.37

4.7

388.18

386.01

12.4

AMD Ryzen R7 1700X

867.89

435.33

1.2

809.29

419.38

5

369.75

350.31

12.9

AMD Ryzen R7 1700

793.9

398.12

1.3

742.92

389.73

5.4

334.36

332.12

14.2

AMD Ryzen R5 1600X

689.47

345.95

1.1

630.99

334.93

4.7

386.48

326.86

12.3

AMD Ryzen R5 1500X

446.84

224.01

1.1

306.82

211.58

11.8

306.82

211.58

11.8

AMD Ryzen R5 2600

685.38

344.05

1

669.28

333.5

3.1

381.16

320.56

9.8

AMD Ryzen R7 2700X

849.91

426.09

1

837.76

418.75

3

357.51

356.71

9.4

Intel i7-8086K

1596.4

803.56

0.9

623.36

423.53

2.6

380.04

243.73

10.9

Intel i9-9900K

2375.6

1195.4

0.8

907.65

626.34

2.4

302.01

221.1

11

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

3098.6

1551.4

0.9

1545.3

1416.8

2.8

1014.4

836.39

11.5

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

2133.2

1072.9

0.9

1069.1

993.49

2.8

611.53

573.21

10.2

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

1547.4

779.24

1

777.62

745.3

2.8

584.93

538.45

10.4

AMD Ryzen 3 3400G

508.97

253.87

1

490.26

247.04

3

233.57

193.62

9.3

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

1080.5

541.5

0.9

541.84

530.5

2.7

322.13

321.33

11.1

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

965.85

484.67

1

485.55

460.71

3.1

374.11

343.53

11.8

Intel i5-10600K

1676.6

840.87

0.8

662.98

452.67

2.5

361.35

238.47

10.5

Intel i9-10900K

3162.1

1586.7

0.8

1201.8

759.97

2.4

407.66

245.94

11.4

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

1721.4

869.69

0.9

851.89

831.97

2.6

276.24

298.84

11

Intel i9-11900K

4542.8

2299.3

1

1413.2

691.62

2.5

330.32

213.28

11.4

Intel i5-11600K

3412.3

1724.9

1

960.91

526.76

2.7

319.1

198.57

11.4

Intel i9-12900K

2310

1438.7

1

1233.5

562.72

2.9

678.84

418.11

19.8

Intel i5-12600K

1461.1

971.78

1.1

846.4

360.51

3.2

598.86

292.09

21.4

AMD Ryzen 5 4500

1561.9

784.1

1

785.34

751.61

2.9

350.05

571.19

10.5

AMD Ryzen 5 5600

1646.6

831.24

0.9

832.43

767.22

2.7

445.8

437.73

11.9

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

2267.8

1157.8

0.9

1147.6

1026.1

2.6

501.53

526.11

11.5

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

2722.9

1381

0.7

1361.1

1305.1

2.7

887.95

901.2

10.1

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

1996.3

1019.3

0.7

1020.9

999.93

2.6

847.43

847.61

10.5

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

5252.2

2685

0.7

2615.6

2588.4

2.6

1293.7

1357.3

9.9

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

4042.4

2051.4

0.7

2008.5

1956.3

2.5

1278.6

1394.1

9.8

Intel i9-13900K

2005.7

872.39

0.9

2280.2

851.63

3.7

1729.2

619.38

18.3

Intel i5-13600K

3218.4

1472.5

1.1

1156

479.87

4.5

907.63

406.76

14.9

AMD Ryzen 9 7900

3839.2

2023.6

0.7

1925.5

1865.1

2.7

1146

1046.4

10.3

AMD Ryzen 7 7700

2630.8

1333.7

0.8

1336.2

1298.2

2.9

826.97

879.08

10.4

AMD Ryzen 5 7600

1898

963.23

0.8

964.63

946.49

2.9

698.77

690.84

10.8

 

AIDA64

Memory Read

Memory Write

Memory Latency

Single-Precision FLOPS

Double Precision FLOPS

AES-256

24-bit Integer IOPS

32-bit Integer IOPS

64-bit Integer IOPS

MB/s

MB/s

ns

GFLOPS

GFLOPS

MB/s

GIOPS

GIOPS

GIOPS

AMD Ryzen R7 2700X

50214

48578

65

507.9

253.9

70514

127.7

127.7

64.22

AMD Ryzen R5 2600X

50273

48346

65.5

383.2

191.4

51932

95.82

95.82

48.15

Ryzen 5 2400G

45967

47850

66.6

235.9

117.8

32388

58.94

58.98

29.67

Ryzen 3 2200G

35567

36240

118.4

225.8

112.6

27603

56.32

56.32

28.3

Intel i7-8700K

38421

40175

57.9

825

412.5

29406

370

370

51.55

Intel i5-8400

38096

40549

59.8

728.8

364.5

25192

323.5

323.5

45.55

Intel Core i9-7980XE

77004

68888

73.4

1831

915.5

69377

821.2

821.3

121.6

Intel Core i9-7960X

79416

71554

74.9

1681

840.6

65409

754

753.9

114.7

Intel Core i7-7820X

76049

73759

71.6

944.9

472.5

36420

423.7

423.7

63.85

Intel Core i5-7640X

30786

31888

68.5

536.5

268.2

18547

238.1

138.1

33.53

Intel Core i9-7900X

76856

72856

72.8

1148

574.5

45506

515.1

515

79.76

Intel Core i7-7740X

38455

40596

53.2

575.4

287.8

20503

258.1

258

35.97

Intel i7-6900K

66786

68130

61.9

1023

511.7

36340

255.9

255.9

63.96

Intel i7-7700K

38498

40448

52.7

575.7

287.9

20519

258

258

35.98

Intel i7-5960X

66108

49545

62.8

895.5

447.7

31783

223.9

223.9

55.97

AMD Ryzen R7 1800X

44031

43425

81.8

472.4

236.2

64016

118.1

118.1

59.03

AMD Ryzen R7 1700X

44493

43749

78.3

446.8

223.4

61730

111.7

111.7

55.84

AMD Ryzen R7 1700

45343

43777

82.6

408.5

204.3

56811

102.1

102.1

51.05

AMD Ryzen R5 1600X

44452

43918

83.7

354.9

177.5

49340

88.74

88.73

44.34

AMD Ryzen R5 1500X

44289

43746

83.1

229.8

114.8

31983

57.43

57.45

28.72

AMD Ryzen R5 2600

50385

48499

66.5

351

175.4

48939

88.03

88.02

44.01

AMD Ryzen R7 2700

50088

48343

65.9

434.3

217.2

60336

108.6

108.6

54.68

Intel i7-8086K

39069

40675

56.2

824.9

412.5

29397

369.9

369.9

51.55

Intel i9-9900K

39682

41015

51.1

1226

613

45542

550

549.8

79.79

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

53981

52271

70.7

1546

772.1

106943

385.7

385.7

96.57

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

51498

28739

67.3

1078

537.8

74474

271

271.2

67.77

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

50769

28736

68.9

799.5

400

55456

198.6

198.6

49.64

AMD Ryzen 3 3400G

49936

53502

67.1

257.2

128.5

35736

64.16

64.16

32.25

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

51435

28743

66.4

551.6

276.1

38176

138.7

138.7

34.65

AMD Ryzen 3 3100

50246

28734

71.1

497.6

248.7

34946

124.4

124.4

31.09

Intel i5-10600K

43340

43430

48.2

863.8

431.9

30782

387.2

386.9

53.99

Intel i9-10900K

44972

43808

50.5

1632

815.7

58163

731.3

731.2

102

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

50972

28772

59.2

891.9

445.8

61623

709.6

709.7

55.72

Intel i9-11900K

44919

43343

51.8

1068

534.2

164966

547

547

182.7

Intel i5-11600K

43953

43468

55.6

838.7

419.4

123767

429.3

429.3

143.4

Intel i9-12900K

71418

72395

82

695.7

247.9

140499

400.6

400.6

166.2

Intel i5-12600K

65416

71336

87.8

432.5

216.2

86470

252.7

252.7

96.22

AMD Ryzen 5 4500

52683

53191

82.8

806

402.6

56578

201.5

201.3

50.35

AMD Ryzen 5 5600

48444

28753

70.9

853.2

426.2

107839

675.8

679.6

53.38

AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

47858

28760

68.2

1158

577.9

137459

919.1

912.9

74.38

AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

58755

80120

70

1392

694.6

192730

1205

1205

602.4

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

54720

80771

69.5

1046

523.1

147661

912.5

912.5

456.4

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

67342

76712

69

2735

1364

379510

2370

2370

1184

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

68064

78123

67.7

2062

1029

288134

1792

1789

895.4

Intel i9-13900K

76006

68902

86.1

2238

1116

157028

831.4

831.4

270.6

Intel i5-13600K

64721

62311

97.2

1294

647

86637

509.5

509.4

136.4

AMD Ryzen 9 7900

73968

73494

69.4

2007

998.7

267499

1710

1709

855.9

AMD Ryzen 7 7700

58694

79929

68.9

1369

684.7

185084

1192

1192

594.3

AMD Ryzen 5 7600

59454

81467

69.6

988.6

494.3

140625

861.9

861.2

431.2

 

 

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