AMD Ryzen 9 9900X Slower than Intel’s Core i7-14700K in Leaked Benchmark

AMD’s Ryzen 9000 processors are shaping up to be formidable gaming chips, but the multi-threaded performance might fall short. The other day, we reported on a Cinebench R23 leak where the Ryzen 9 9900X falls short of the Core i7-14700K even with Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) enabled. A Geekbench 6 result has surfaced that lends credence to that claim. The Ryzen 9 9900X was tested on an ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR X670E GENE with 32 GB of DDR5 memory, scoring 3401 and 19756 points in the single and multi-core benchmarks, respectively.

Approximate scores

The Zen 5 CPU exhibits stellar single-core performance, beating the Intel Core i9-14900K by 10% and its preceding Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors by 10-15%. This implies killer gaming performance and snappy everyday workload response times, but the multi-core score puts a shade on its content creation capability.

With just under 20K points in the multi-core performance segment, the Ryzen 9 9900X falls short of the Core i7-14700K and is just 5% faster than the Ryzen 9 7900X. There’s a good chance that this is a pre-release engineering sample, and doesn’t show the full capabilities of the 9900X, and we’re hoping so. After the Core i9-13900K RMA saga, we’re going to stay away and advise everyone to stay away from Intel chips for a good while.

Long story short, the Ryzen 9 7950X is 12% faster than the 9900X, while the Core i9-14900K holds a 5% lead over it. Unless the final retail samples are a notch faster than this, there will be little incentive for content creators to consider the Granite Ridge offerings.

Via: Benchleaks.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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