The new Ryzen 7000 with Zen 4 architecture arrived in stores on September 27th, and just in time for the market launch. With Raptor Lake, however, a counterattack from Intel is just around the corner.
The new fastest multi-core CPU
For the Ryzen 9 7950X, the conclusion is clear, regardless of the efficiency: AMD offers the currently fastest processor on average of all multi-core disciplines. Thanks to 16 cores, no current Intel CPU stands a chance, and the Zen 4 CPU even comes close to a Threadripper 3970X. And in the single-core benchmarks, Ryzen 7000 is also just ahead of Intel Alder Lake.
Parity to the Core i7-12700K
The Ryzen 7 7700X achieves parity with the Intel Core i7-12700K in the multi-core tests, but only the Core i9-12900KS is faster than AMD in the single-core measurements. Together with the Ryzen 9 7950X, the smaller model usually manages to beat Intel Alder Lake in games, only the Core i9-12900KS performs marginally better.
Almost as fast in the old TDP-PPT corset
Both new processors can also be operated much more efficiently with adjustments to the TDP-PPT corset without losing much in terms of performance. The Ryzen 9 7950X is even faster in multi-core applications with a maximum of 88 watts than the Ryzen 9 5950X with 142 watts and with 65 watts even faster than the Core i9-12900K with 241 watts. With 45 watts, the Ryzen 7 7700X clearly beats the Ryzen 9 6900HS for notebooks, which is trimmed for efficiency and also has 45 watts. This gives hope for extremely efficient, extremely fast Ryzen 7000 Mobile.
It doesn’t have to be Ryzen 9 for gamers
When it comes to the pure gaming performance of the new Ryzen 7000 (test), they have to sort themselves in their own camp behind the Ryzen 7 5800X3D based on Zen 3 with 3D V cache. Considering the brute power consumption at Intel, a Core i9-12900KS finishes just ahead of AMD.
As a pure gaming processor, the Ryzen 7 7700X is also very well suited, because it is effectively just as fast, since some titles with 16 cores run a little slower than with 8 cores.