AMD’s Ryzen 7 7700X processor has been glimpsed in some leaked benchmarks that show impressive performance in many ways.
The 7700X was flagged in a CPU-Z test (now deleted) that was posted to Twitter by renowned leaker Tum_Apisak (courtesy of Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab)).
The latest generation AMD processor managed to achieve 774 in single-thread and a score of 8,381 in multi-thread. The latter shows the 7700X only outperforming Intel’s Core i9-12900K by 1%, and compared to the Core i7-12700K, the AMD chip was 8% faster. Put that multi-core result against the Ryzen 7 5800X and the input CPU is 28% faster.
For single-thread, the picture doesn’t look so good for AMD, with the 7700K falling behind the 12700K in this case, and being almost equal to the 12600K in fact (the Ryzen processor was 1% faster than the latter). The 7700K outperformed the 5800X by 21% on single-thread.
Tum_Apisak also provided a print Screen (opens in new tab) on CPU-Z showing the retail version of the 7700X (apparently a model sent to a reviewer) boosting to 5425MHz on all cores, which slightly beats the official boost of 5.4GHz (at 25MHz – of course, depending on which chip quality you get, a 7700X might be able to put your foot in a little more than that during maximum thrust).
This screenshot also shows the 105W TDP for the processor, and that the 7700X was tested on a Gigabyte X670E Aorus Master motherboard with DDR5-6400 RAM system.
Another leak signaled by VideoCardz (opens in new tab) even shows the Ryzen 7 7700X on Geekbench, hitting 2,209 for single-core and 14,459 for multi-core, easily passing the Core i7-12700K by a 16% margin on the former, but finishing much closer to multi-core in just 2 % in favor of the AMD processor.
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This will be the Zen 4 CPU that many people will be eyeing as it is in the sweet spot of an 8-core model. While many people still have 6-core (or even quad-core) processors, 8-core chips are making rapid progress and are what you really need to watch out for in terms of forward-looking protection these days. The 7700X remains a relatively affordable CPU at $399 (about £345 / AU$590), certainly compared to the 5800X that debuted at the Zen 3 launch and was $50 more expensive in the US (there was no 5700X model at launch). with the Ryzen 5000 vary).
As always, we need to be very cautious with any initial benchmark leaks, but should Intel be concerned here? Well, the 7700X features an impressive display to marginally outperform the Core i9-12900K for multi-thread performance, but we need to take CPU-Z benchmarks with more spice than usual in terms of reflecting real-world performance (and of course, of course, the framerates of games that a lot of people will be really interested in).
Single-threaded performance for AMD seems tougher, but again, don’t put too much stock in these pre-release comparisons to CPU-Z (although the output 5800X is easily outclassed).
What we also have to remember is that Intel has its own next-gen lineup of processors, Raptor Lake, about to be released now, with not only IPC (instructions per clock) gains, but a bunch of stacked efficiency cores as well. compared to Alder Lake (double in the case of the 13th-gen flagship and 13700K). So going by the Geekbench result above for the 7700X, it outperforms the current 12700K by 2% on multi-core, but with the generational gains to the 13700K and the doubling of efficiency cores (8 instead of 4), well, when Team Blue’s next-gen rival launches, these comparisons can look quite different.
Ultimately, we won’t know until that happens, but for now, we’ll keep repeating what we’ve stated in the recent past: that it still looks like the Ryzen 7000 and Raptor Lake are going to go well with performance and decisions may well be made based on on other factors. By that, we mean elements like cost comparisons and upgrading to an entirely new platform in AMD’s case (13th Gen Intel CPUs will still be good with Alder Lake motherboards, but won’t offer any future upgrade paths).
Oh, and patience can play a big part, as AMD will be on the scene with high-end CPUs in just a few weeks, while Raptor Lake is apparently looking towards mid-October, or maybe a little later, the deadline for launch. . And with Team Red reportedly having a high-volume launch, leaving scalpers in the cold – with Raptor Lake rumors worrying about prices for a while now, with Intel looking to raise prices on some of its chips for sure – there certainly are reasons to believe that AMD will have some major advantages in the next-gen CPU battle.