AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen4 CPU not showing its full potential in leaked Cinebench R23 tests

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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X tested in Cinebench R23

Looks like someone with access to AMD’s upcoming 16-core CPU was kind enough to share some preliminary benchmarks.

AMD already presented some benchmarks during the official product announcement this Monday. However, not everything was shown yet, so we are still missing some important data that would otherwise help us understand how fast the Ryzen 7000 series really is. Enter new Cinebench R23 scores from Baidu and Chiphell:

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in Cinebench R23, Source: Various

According to the post on Baidu, which unfortunately has already been removed, the Ryzen 9 7950X scores 2205 points in single-core Cinebench R23 test and 29649 points in multi-core. That is actually better than both Ryzen 9 5950X and Core i9-12900K, but it is still lower than AMD claims.

There is also a new score on Chiphell allegedly featuring the same CPU but with more efficient All-in-One cooling. Here, the sample scored 36256 points which is even faster than the leaked Core i9-13900K score.

OneRaichu posted a third score, featuring an engineering sample of the same CPU. In this case, the processor scores 37452 points in multi-core test and reportedly reaches 5.1 GHz all-core boost frequency while reaching 96°C with 360 mm AIO cooling kit. We have included all three scores into the chart below:

Rumored AMD Ryzen 7000 Cinebench R23 Performance
VideoCardz.com Single-Core Multi-Core
AMD Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” (Zen4) *
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (AIO) (16C / 32T) TBC
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (AIO) (16C / 32T) TBC
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (Air) (16C / 32T)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
(8C /16T)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
(6C /12T)
Intel 13th Gen Core “Raptor Lake” *
Intel Core i9-13900K (24C / 32T)
Intel Core i7-13700K (16C / 24T)
Intel Core i5-13600K
(14C / 20T)
Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake”
Intel Core i9-12900K
(16C / 24T)
Intel Core i7-12700K (12C / 20T)
Intel Core i5-12600K (10C / 16T)
AMD Ryzen 5000 “Vermeer” (Zen3)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16C / 32T)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
(12C /24T)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (8C /16T)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X (8C /16T)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (6C /12T)
* Based on leaked scores; Intel 12th Gen Core + DDR5-5200; AMD Ryzen 5000 + DDR4-3600 (Source: KitGuru)

AMD promised 48% better performance compared to 5950X and 41% better than 12900K. These newly leaked scores put 7950X 42-43% higher than 5950X and 12900K.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X vs 5950X & 12900K in Cinebench R23, Source: AMD

So, there is clearly some bottleneck depending on the cooling solution used. Furthermore, the first CPU was supposedly tested with old F1 BIOS for AORUS X670E Xtreme motherboard from Gigabyte (F4 is already available). Additionally, the CPU was allegedly tested with DDR5-5600 memory, which has relatively low performance in the AIDA64 benchmark as shown below.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in AIDA64, Source: Baidu

According to the latest rumors, AMD may lift the embargo reviews on September 20th, so still more than two weeks away from now. However, there should be enough time to consider the purchase before it hits the shelves on September 27th.

Source: Baidu (now removed) via @harukaze5719Wccftech

Update #1: Ryzen 9 7950X Cinebench MT score with AIO cooling has been leaked as well.

Update #2: Another CB23 has been leaked by @OneRaichu. It shows off 7950X sample running 360mm AIO cooling with 240W peak power consumption. We have updated the post and CB23 chart.



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