AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Ryzen 9 7900X

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AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
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General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating15947
Value for money62.2673.75
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5no data
Architecture codenameRaphael (Zen4)Raphael (Zen4)
Release date26 September 2022 (less than a year ago)26 September 2022 (less than a year ago)
Current price$249 $440
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Technical specs

Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)12 (Dodeca-Core)
Threads1224
Base clock speed4.7 GHz4.7 GHz
Boost clock speed5.3 GHz5.6 GHz
L1 cache384 KB64K (per core)
L2 cache6 MB1 MB (per core)
L3 cache32 MB (shared)64 MB (shared)
Chip lithography5 nm, 6 nm5 nm
Die size71+122 mm2x 70 (CCD) mm2 + 122 (I/O) mm2
Maximum core temperature95 °C95 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)61 °C47 °C
Number of transistorsCCD: 6,5 Mrd + IOD: 3,4 Mrd MillionCCD: 6,5 Mrd + IOD: 3,4 Mrd Million
64 bit support--
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier++

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketAM5AM5
Thermal design power (TDP)105 Watt170 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions5 nm, 0.650 - 1.475V5 nm (CCD), 6 nm (I/O) nm, 0.650 - 1.475V
AES-NI++
AVX++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X are enumerated here.

AMD-V++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR5-5200DDR5-5200
Maximum memory size128 GBno data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X.

PCIe version5.05.0

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen 5 7600X 28.46
Ryzen 9 7900X 51.65
+81.5%
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Ryzen 5 7600X 28696
Ryzen 9 7900X 52069
+81.5%

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Ryzen 5 7600X 2121
Ryzen 9 7900X 2189
+3.2%

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Ryzen 5 7600X 11100
Ryzen 9 7900X 19308
+73.9%

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Ryzen 5 7600X 8631
Ryzen 9 7900X 8829
+2.3%

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Ryzen 5 7600X 49733
Ryzen 9 7900X 67036
+34.8%

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen 5 7600X 17602
Ryzen 9 7900X 21284
+20.9%

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen 5 7600X 2.78
Ryzen 9 7900X 1.78
+56.2%

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Ryzen 5 7600X 28
Ryzen 9 7900X 55
+91.9%

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 5 7600X 2507
Ryzen 9 7900X 4856
+93.7%

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 5 7600X 315
Ryzen 9 7900X 324
+2.9%

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 5 7600X 3.7
Ryzen 9 7900X 3.8
+3%

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 5 7600X 13
Ryzen 9 7900X 15
+12.1%

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 5 7600X 148
Ryzen 9 7900X 241
+63.1%

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 5 7600X 367
Ryzen 9 7900X 376
+2.5%

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

Ryzen 5 7600X 16178
Ryzen 9 7900X 17225
+6.5%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 28.46 51.65
Boost clock speed 5300 4700
Thermal design power (TDP) 105 Watt 170 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X


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Competitors of Ryzen 5 7600X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 7600X by Intel is Core i9-9940X, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Ryzen 9 7900X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 9 7900X by Intel is Core i7-13700K, which is slower by 10% and lower by 13 positions in our rating.

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