The rumoured Ryzen 5 7600X, one of AMD’s future Hexa-core Zen 4 chips, has recently outperformed Intel’s current flagship Core i9-12900K in a new benchmark for single-core performance. However, we should proceed with caution because the benchmark was leaked, it is UserBenchmark, and because the AMD processor is an engineering sample.
The 100-000000593-20 Y identifier for the upcoming AMD processor (found via Tum Apisak (opens in new tab)) has been made public. Assuming AMD maintains the precise core count for its Zen 4-powered Ryzen 5 SKUs, the benchmark report (opens in new tab) indicates that it has six cores and 12 threads, making it the Ryzen 5 7600X.
Despite being a test sample, the Ryzen 5 7600X CPU displayed excellent clock rates. According to reports, the hexa-core component had a 4.4 GHz base clock and a 4.95 GHz peak clock. Given that AMD has bragged that the next Ryzen 7000 CPUs will ship at boost frequencies over 5 GHz, it’s conceivable that the chip still has some gas in the tank.
The ASRock N7-B65XT motherboard and 32GB (2x16GB) of G.Skill’s Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-5600 (F5-5600U3636C16G 2x16GB) memory made up the Ryzen 5 7600X test platform. The Ryzen 5 7600X could be slightly held back by the DDR5 memory’s poor speed.
When compared to the Core i9-12900K, the Ryzen 5 7600X outperformed the Intel processor by up to 22 per cent, while the Core i5-12600K was outperformed by the unannounced Ryzen 5 7600X by 27 per cent.
A generation-to-generation comparison also revealed that the Ryzen 5 7600X outperformed the Ryzen 5 5600X in terms of single-core performance by 56 per cent.
Although the Ryzen 5 7600X was a powerhouse when it came to single-core performance, the Core i9-12900K will probably outperform it because of the difference in core counts. A 16-core Alder Lake processor with eight Performance (P) cores and eight Efficient (E) cores is the Core i9-12900K, for comparison. It wasn’t shocking that the Core i9-12900K destroyed the Ryzen 5 7600X in terms of multi-core performance by 99 per cent.
The initial Ryzen 5 7600X sample appears to have some multi-core performance issues. The Core i5-12600K outperformed the Ryzen 5 7600X in terms of multi-core performance by 27%, according to UserBenchmark. But the Ryzen 5 7600X outperformed the Ryzen 5 5600X by up to 23%.
Zen 4 processors from AMD are most likely to debut this Fall 2022. On the other hand, around that time, Intel might introduce its 13th Generation Raptor Lake CPUs. The market will be disrupted by two new designs before the year is through, which is fantastic for processors.
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