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


Cinebench, Geekbench and CPUZ benchmarks:

Let’s start with the Cinebench series of CPU benchmarks. We chose Cinebench R15, the R20 version, which is also more and more used, and finally Cinebench R23, the latest one. The scores will be given in Single core and Multi core. This means that the benchmark tests the performance on one of the processor cores and then on all available cores To do this, we will use Benchmate which has just been updated to version 10.11.2 and can be downloaded here. The advantage of Benchmate is that it already contains a whole series of benchmarks and it is also recognized and certified when you want to encode your results on the Hwbot website.


Cinebench R15 Single Core and Multi Core :

A benchmark that is very much used by overclockers in order to compare the performance of processors between them. It also allows you to judge the optimizations of your OS and your memory kit by setting a frequency and trying to score as many points as possible. Even if it is a little less used today with the arrival of R20 and R23, it remains a reference for comparing CPUs between them as it is one of the first benchmarks used by the community.

Benchmark Cinebench R15 single comparatif CPU

We were expecting an improvement in single thread performance with the Ryzen 7000 and we can see that this is indeed the case. Our four Ryzen 7000s take the top four spots.

Benchmark Cinebench R15 multi comparatif CPU

In multi-threaded mode, the results are slightly different and this is logical. It’s the total number of cores that will determine the score as well as the frequency of the cores. Now from one generation to the next, the cores are performing better. Our Ryzen 9 7950X scores 6480 points.


Cinebench R20 Single Core and Multi Core :

Cinebench R20 offers similar tests to the R15 version with SingleThread and MultiThread. Newly released in March 2019, it offers a more complex benchmark than the R15 version which had become a little too easy for CPUs with many cores. Cinebench R20 requires eight times more computing power than the R15 version, and four times more memory. It can already be more like a stress benchmark as it forces your CPU to be stable for the duration of the bench.

Benchmark Cinebench R20 single comparatif CPU

The Ryzen 7000 advantage is confirmed in this latest version of Cinebench. In single core, it is once again three Ryzens that take the top spots. The i9-12900K is not so far behind.

Benchmark Cinebench R20 multi comparatif CPU

In multi-core, it’s the number of cores that speaks for itself once again. We are on a graph that resembles the Cinebench R15 graph. Our Ryzen 9 7950X is still the one to beat with a score of 15342 points.


Cinebench R23 Single Core and Multi Core :

How does this new version differ from the previous ones? First of all, it is more realistic when it comes to the score obtained depending on the processor used. As a reminder, Cinebench only tests the capabilities of your processor in single or multi-threaded mode. But the main difference is to propose a benchmark which by default will last 10 minutes! The idea for MAXON with Cinebench R23 is to offer a benchmark that will allow a certain stability in terms of temperature and boost frequencies. We will test here the fast version.

Benchmark Cinebench R23 single comparatif CPU

The Cinebenchs are similar, but with the i9-12900K getting closer and closer. The Ryzen 9 7950X and 790X still take the top two spots.

Benchmark Cinebench R23 multi comparatif CPU

In multi-core, the profile of the graph remains unchanged, with the Ryzen 9 7950X crushing everything in its path with a score of 39161 points.


Geekbench 3.4.4 Single Core and Multi Core :

This is a benchmark available in several revisions, with version 5 being increasingly used in recent months and often used for CPU performance leaks. It allows you to obtain two scores: one in single core and the other in multi-core. The version used for the tests is 3.4.4 and 5.2.5. Please note that in order to take full advantage of these two benchmarks, a licence is required and we are running the bench in 64-bit.

Benchmark Geekbench3 multi comparatif CPU

The trend we have noticed in Cinebench is confirmed in Geek Bench 3 with still excellent single thread performance for the four Ryzen 7000 processors.

Benchmark Geekbench3 single comparatif CPU

Nothing to report in the multi-core version where the ranking is repeated once again with a Ryzen 9 7950X really standing out.


GeekBench 5.2.5 Single Core and Multi Core :

The latest version of the GeekBench software is becoming more and more widespread and used by journalists. It allows, like the version above, to do memory and processor performance tests. We decided to add this extra benchmark but why? The CPU benchmark uses new tests that more closely simulate the tasks that processors face when running recent applications. Geekbench 5 also increases the memory used in the benchmark to better reflect the impact of this parameter on the CPU results.

Benchmark Geekbench5 singlecomparatif CPU

Doesn’t this feel like déjà vu? Here, the Ryzen 7000s clearly stand out from the Alder Lake generation, with an initial gap of 235 points between the i9-12900K and the Ryzen 5 7600X. Let’s not forget that Intel will also offer its new generation of processors in the coming days.

Benchmark Geekbench5 multi comparatif CPU

In multi-threading, it is once again the Ryzen 9 7950X that dominates with a score of 25K. We can’t wait to see what happens next when the i9-13900K arrives in a few weeks.


CPU-Z 17.01.64 Benchmark in Single Thread and Multi Thread :

A new benchmark that we have just added as it is more and more used by brands in order to put forward the performance of the processor. To use it, nothing could be easier, just download the latest version of CPU-Z which is currently version 2.0.2. Then go to the “Bench” tab to read the single and multi-threaded performance. The benchmark version we used is 17.01.64.

Benchmark CPUZ multi comparatif CPU

Ah, at last a tighter gap and one that gives the Ryzen 9 7950X the edge by a short head over the i9-12900K. In this benchmark, the Ryzen 7000’s dominance is no longer effective.

Benchmark CPUZ single comparatif CPU

Finally, we find a table that respects the number of cores and the most recent generations of processors a little more. This series of tests allows us to say that the Ryzen 9 7950 is the new king of multi-threaded tasks!