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AMD Ryzen 9000 Desktop CPU Leaks Out: Easily Beats the Ryzen 7 7800X3D/7950X3D in Gaming?

A Ryzen 9000 desktop processor has been spotted over at the Baidu social network (via HXL). The CPU is an engineering sample with a TDP of 170W and uses the AM5 socket, confirming that it’s a Granite Ridge desktop part. The source claims a single-core score of 910 points, versus 770-780 points on the Ryzen 9 7950X. This points to a very reasonable 18.6% generational uplift (10-14% IPC gain) in lightly threaded workloads, with a 100MHz bump in boost clocks.

The Ryzen 9000 CPUs allegedly offer potent gaming performance, capable of beating the Ryzen 7 7800X3D and the Ryzen 9 7950X3D with ease. The former is the current fastest gaming chip, beating the Core i9-14900K and the 14900KS in most titles. If this engineering sample is clocked at 5.8GHz, we can expect the retail units to hit 6GHz or more.

The Zen 5 core is going to feature an upgraded interconnect and faster memory controllers. Previously, it was reported by AdoredTV that the next-gen Ryzen CPUs would feature a newer core interconnect known as the Ladder L3 fabric. This should improve core-to-core and memory latency, while also allowing for higher memory clocks. AMD is allegedly targeting memory speeds of 8000MT/s using EXPO profiles (also reported by MLID).

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AMD’s Ryzen 9000 processors are expected to be announced during the Computex keynote on the 3rd of July. The chipmaker is expected to launch the Granite Ridge desktop and Strix Point mobility CPUs at the event. The retail launch is supposed to take place in July.

You can go through our Zen 5 deep dive that covers the front-end, backend, memory subsystem, and the various mobility lineups leveraging it, including Strix Point, Strix Halo, Kraken Point, etc:

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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