Review: Ryzen R9 7950X, R9 7900X, R7 7700X and R5 7600X


Test configurations:

All the results that you can discover in the following pages have just been updated in September. We have replayed all the processors at our disposal in order to have results made with the latest BIOS from the manufacturers as well as the latest drivers, especially for the chipset, whether it be the Z690 or the X570.


The memory kit question :

Yes, which memory kit should we use for our comparative tests? This is a question we asked you on our Discord. Whether it’s for DDR4 or DDR5, we’re using memory kits made up of two 16 GB modules for a total of 32 GB. For our tests using DDR4, it is a Corsair Vengeance LPX kit clocked at 3733 MHz in 18-22-22-42. For the AMD platform in DDR4, the FCLK is 1866 MHz in order to maintain a 1:1 ratio. The rest of the BIOS settings are in auto mode. For DDR5 on the Z690 platform, we used our Teamgroup 6400 MT/s CL34 kit which we set to 6000 MT/s in 30-38-38-96. Why this choice? The kit delivered by AMD for the tests on the X670E chipset is a GSKill Trident Z5 NEO 6000 MT/s in 30-38-38-96. So we have two kits with almost identical performance on both AMD X670E and Intel Z690 platforms. Here is a summary table of the four configurations we used for these comparative tests. Each test is of course performed several times to ensure the accuracy of our results.

Finally, as far as the operating system is concerned, we chose Windows 11, the latest version 21H2 Build 22000.918. Please note that we have noticed that for the benchmarks, overall the results are always slightly better under Windows 10.