Let’s start with a series of synthetic tests that we use regularly. We have opted for the CPU scores of the 3DMark benchmarks. The idea is to isolate only the CPU score by making a custom test. Here are the results obtained in Fire Strike and Time Spy. In Fire Strike, whether it is for the “standard” or “ultra” version, the physics test (CPU) is identical. As a result, you will only see the Fire Strike score. On the other hand, for Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme, the tests are different, so you will get both scores. These scores are very interesting for overclockers to choose the platform that will offer the best performance in order to break a maximum of records.
CPU score at Fire Strike :
Let’s start with 3DMark Fire Strike, which is one of the most widely used benchmarks today. It consists of two graphics tests, a CPU test and a fourth test that combines GPU and CPU. Don’t forget to disable the demo, which does not add anything to the final score and prolongs the benchmark(unnecessarily).
The CPU score under Fire Strike has always favored AMD processors and this first graph will not contradict what we thought. The Ryzen 7900X and 7950X take the top two spots with a score that is not far from 50K for the Ryzen 9 7950X !
CPU score at Time Spy :
The second test is 3DMark Time Spy. Although this one is done in 1440p, it is especially special because it uses DirectX 12. It consists of two graphics tests and a CPU test. As with Fire Strike, don’t forget to disable the demo. These first two benchmarks are provided by UL Benchmark.
Here we cannot hide our small disappointment. We would have liked to have a higher score. However, it is possible to improve it quite significantly if you disable the SMT in the BIOS. Let’s take the case of our Ryzen 7950X which then sees its score rise to 20471 points. Disabling SMT disables hyperthreading and the score goes from 16/32 to 16/16.
CPU score at Time Spy Extreme :
The second test is 3DMark Time Spy. Although this one is done in 2160p, it is especially special because it uses DirectX 12. It consists of two graphics tests and a CPU test. As with Fire Strike, don’t forget to disable the demo.
On the “Extreme” version of Time Spy, the Ryzen 9 7950X takes back its first place, leaving the i9-12900K far behind as it scores nearly 4128 points. Now let’s take a look at the DDR5 throughputs.