AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Benchmarks - The New CPU to Beat

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Written by Sean Mekinda

We got to play around with AMD's brand-new Ryzen 9 7950X a bit and it was immediately clear that this CPU was something special. With boot times that left us stunned and lightning-fast daily use, we knew we had to benchmark it.

Buckle up, it's fast.

Photo: @w8deywins

Our System:

Our choice of an RX 6600 XT might seem like an odd inclusion for this build, as it would ostensibly bottleneck the power of the Ryzen 9 7950X CPU. However, as we focused on CPU-intensive testing, we didn't notice any bottlenecking from the 6600 XT. Trust us, the benchmarks speak for themselves.



Cinebench tests processors for responsiveness and power in both intensive tasks (multi-core) and general daily usage tasks (single-core). The higher the points the better, and these scores sit squarely at the top of the Cinebench records, both in single- and multi-core processing. For comparison, Cinebench has the Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core Processor, a high-end workstation CPU, with a score of 30054, over four thousand points lower in multi-core processing tests.

We've included our AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D benchmarks for comparison


3DMark's CPU Profile tests single- and multi-thread performance. Again, we have an incredible leap in performance, approximately 2-3X better performance over the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, AMD's last-gen flagship gaming CPU.

We've included our AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D benchmarks for comparison


PassMark's CPU Mark test puts the processor through a number of different tests, including maths, physics, and compressions tests. The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X scored 61,561.3, again showing up the Ryzen 7 5800X3D by a magnitude of 3, absolutely driving home the raw power of this CPU.

AMD's new line of 7000 Series CPUs are available now at Micro Center, along with a wide array of AM5 motherboards! Be sure to check out our AMD 7000 Series overview for all the new specs and our Ryzen 7 5750X Build Guide for ideas for your next rig!


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