AMD Ryzen 7 7700X to Be Faster than the Intel Core i9-12900K in ST Workloads, 7600X on Par with the i7-12700K [Rumor]

The single-threaded performance figures of the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X and the 7600X have surfaced. As shared by @Greymon55 on Twitter, we’re looking at the Cinebench R23 1T scores of these Zen 4 parts. The generation-over-generation gains are pretty decent, highlighting Zen 3-like improvements in lightly threaded workloads. The Ryzen 5 7600X scores 1,9xx points in the single-core test while the Ryzen 7 7700X manages an impressive 20xx points.


These figures put the Ryzen 7 7700X on par with the Intel Core i9-12900K and even the 12900KS in single-threaded workloads. The Ryzen 5 7600X finishes third leveling somewhere between the Core i7-12700K and the i5-12600K. Compared to the Zen 3-based Ryzen 7 5800X, we’re looking at a substantial 25% (at least) uplift in the single-threaded department. The boost clocks of the 7600X have also been revealed by the same source. Turns out that the budget hex-core part will top out at an incredible 5.6GHz, nearly an entire gigahertz higher than the 5600X.

At the same time, it’s worth remembering that Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors will almost certainly retain the lead in heavily threaded workloads such as content creation, encoding, and compression/decompression. These upcoming parts will double the E-core count across the board, pushing the Core i9-13900K to a total of 24 cores (8P + 16E).

Gaming will remain one of AMD’s strengths on account of the superior single-threaded performance and higher L3 cache (bolstered by Zen 4 V-Cache later this year). However, the deltas in most workloads will remain minimal as Raptor Lake is also set to run at very high core clocks (>5.5GHz).

Areej Syed

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