AMD Ryzen 9000 “Zen 5” CPUs will Allegedly be up to 40% Faster than the Ryzen 7000 Family

A Cinebench R23 score of 2,800 points would make the Ryzen 9 9950X 15% faster than the Intel i9-14900K in single-threaded workloads

An ambitious rumor from RedGamingTech claims that AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 9000 processors will offer a massive 40% performance uplift over the fastest Ryzen 7000 chips. No screenshot was provided to back the claim, so take this with a healthy dose of doubt. The YouTuber suggests that the Zen 5 core is capable of attaining Cinebench R23 (1T) scores of up to 2,800 points. For reference, the Ryzen 9 7950X nets 2,059 points, and the Core i9-14900 attains 2,350+ points.

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A Cinebench R23 score of 2,800 points would make the Ryzen 9 9950X nearly 40% faster than its predecessor in single-threaded and over 50% faster in multi-threaded workloads. For reference, the Zen 4-based Ryzen 9 7950X is 22% faster than the 5950X in the same benchmark with a generational clock bump of 800MHz. The 9950X is unlikely to boost to 6.5GHz or even 6.4GHz.

Even if the Zen 5 core offers an exceptional IPC uplift of 20-25% (15% is my guess) with a 300MHz to 400MHz increment in clocks, even then, we’re looking at a 30% or, at best, 35% boost in single-threaded performance. I think a 40% gain is more likely in the multi-threaded department.

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Intel’s Core i9-14900K manages a 1T score of nearly 2,360 points in CB R23. AMD will need a minimum single-core uplift of 15% to overtake it and another 5-10% to tackle the 15th Gen Arrow Lake lineup. According to rumors, the Core i9-15900K will be 5% faster than the 14900K in single-threaded workloads. Ergo, Zen 5 will require a 20-25% single-threaded performance gain to hold a comfortable position between Raptor Lake and Arrow Lake.

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Areej Syed

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