AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Tested in Geekbench5, Nearly 2x Faster Than the R7 5800X Counterpart in Multi Core Performance

AMD unveiled its Zen4 lineup last month with a release en route for the 27th of September this month. You can read more about this here. The initial launch lineup only featured the Ryzen 5 7600X, the Ryzen 7 7700X, the Ryzen 9 7900X and last but not the least, the Ryzen 9 7950X. Today, the Ryzen 9 7900X was tested in Geekbench5 and turns out to be 80% faster than the 5800X from Zen3.

The Ryzen 9 7900X

The Ryzen 9 7900X is the second fastest offering from AMD’s Zen4 lineup packed with 12 cores / 24 threads. The CPU clocks at 4.7GHz out of the box, however, this can be boosted up to a massive 5.6GHz across a single core. In the cache department, the CPU packs 76MB of cache (64MB L3 + 12MB L2). All yours for $549 starting from the 27th of September.

Test Bench

The test bench today features the GIGABYTE X670E AORUS MASTER motherboard paired with 32GB of DDR5 memory. The Windows 11 OS was used for this test along with a ‘balanced’ power plan.

Ryzen 9 7900X in Geekbench 5 | Geekbench5

The Performance

Coming to the performance numbers, the R9 7900X scores 2167 points and 18622 points in single core and multi core testing. To put this into perspective, take a look at the relative performance chart below:

Ryzen 9 7900X in Geekbench 5 | Geekbench5

The CPU is almost 80% faster than the Ryzen 7 5800X from last-Gen. At a more level playing field, this CPU is actually faster than Intel’s upcoming 13700K in single-core testing. However, team blue flexes its muscles in the multi-core department powered by its e-cores. The 7900X happens to be slower than the 7700X in single-core testing. This discrepancy can however be overlooked.

Geekbench5 Raptor Lake vs Zen4

Conclusion

Priced at $549, you indeed are getting a bang for the buck. Although, Intel’s i7-13700K on launch may turn out to be faster. The most accurate single core test should be gaming and only then we will see which company takes the crown this year. 

Abdullah Faisal
With a love for computers since the age of give, Abdullah has always sought to delve into the depths of information, and uses it as his guiding light. He believes success is of utmost importance as history is written by the victor.