Average Bench: 114% (22nd of 1406)

Based on 955 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00A60F12 Model: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16-Core Processor

Within minutes of the first, pre-release, 7000 series userbenchmark results, AMD’s marketers broadcast a 20% win over the 12900K via thousands of anonymous twitter, reddit, forum and youtube accounts. Buying new AMD products is like buying used cars: it takes time, experience and a taste for sales hype. It’s difficult for consumers to make rational choices while AMD completely dominates “sponsored news” and social media channels. Ten years ago, when AMD was the underdog, this type of marketing was understandable. Today, with a capitalization of $150 Billion USD, it’s disrespectful to AMD's own users. Even with Intel's marketing department asleep at the wheel, Ryzen will quickly end up in the same state as Radeon. Following a series of overhyped releases, consumers have little interest in the Radeon brand. The combined market share for all of AMD’s (discrete) Radeon RX 5000 and 6000 GPUs (Steam stats) is just 2%. Although the new 7000 series Zen4 CPUs are actually around 15% faster than their predecessors, they have hefty cooling requirements (TDP +60% vs 5000 series), 30 second BIOS post times, expensive DDR5 RAM requirements and only work with expensive motherboards. Despite the 7000 series struggling to match Intel’s outgoing 12th gen, AMD market it as a “future proof” platform! They want users to pay a premium for last gen performance in exchange for the shallow promise of upgrades in the future. Over the next few days, Intel’s 13th gen (Raptor Lake) will launch. Shoppers will do well to wait until then. Despite AMD’s Neanderthal marketing techniques, it’s hard not to admire their technical progress. AMD-Raptor4 and Intel-Zen13 would be better fitting product names. [Sep '22 CPUPro]

Outstanding average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X averaged 14.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 3,496Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 801Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is 26.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 78.9Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,513Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 955 samples)
Min Avg Max
44.2 Memory 78.9 94.1
96.3 1-Core 209 224
184 2-Core 410 447
120% 233 Pts
Min Avg Max
413 4-Core 801 874
161 8-Core 1,513 1,703
138% 1,157 Pts
Min Avg Max
339 64-Core 3,496 3,961
216% 3,496 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM5, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 222
2-Core 448
132% 255 Pts
4-Core 880
8-Core 1,710
154% 1,295 Pts
64-Core 3,930
243% 3,930 Pts
AM5, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 218
2-Core 425
125% 242 Pts
4-Core 840
8-Core 1,630
146% 1,235 Pts
64-Core 3,820
236% 3,820 Pts
AM5, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.8
1-Core 208
2-Core 421
120% 234 Pts
4-Core 822
8-Core 1,568
142% 1,195 Pts
64-Core 3,675
228% 3,675 Pts
AM5, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.5
1-Core 205
2-Core 405
116% 227 Pts
4-Core 797
8-Core 1,412
133% 1,104 Pts
64-Core 3,647
226% 3,647 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 61,872,449 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 404%
Desktop 115%
Workstation 519%

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X670E-E GAMING WIFI

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $2,281

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AMD Ryzen 7000 Series ushers in the speed of “Zen 4” for gamers and creators...

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14 days ago.


The IPC improvement compared to 5000 series is only 3%, so this performance you're seeing is all coming from the power draw and temps. Seems like AMD is at its limit again. Bulldozer is back.—Oct '22


Impressive multi-threaded performance, but the single-threaded performance is disappointing. It's on par or weaker than Alder Lake depending on the CPU. The memory controller on AMD motherboards doesn't seem to be able to handle as fast RAM as Intel does. You cannot squeeze all the performance available in this processor unless you get yourself a 420m AIO which is quite expensive and you'd rather be spending this money elsewhere, and even at full speed this processor still is weaker than 12900k. If you run this processor on "eco mode" or undervolted it you'd be getting the same performance as 5950x, so it's not worth it, and it shows that 7950x is basically an overclocked 5950x. I cannot recommmend this CPU to anyone because compared to Raptor Lake this seems as if it's two generations behind in terms of instructions per clock.—Oct '22


Fake “fans”, paid reviews, and fake benchmarks: A 150 Billion dollar 60 minutes masterpiece in the making—Dec '22


5 days ago.


the emperor has no clothes—Dec '22


It's awesome the service you guys provide. I'm always recommending and consulting your site. Keep it up!—Mar '23


1 month ago.


Terrible value compared to the 13600K for gaming, and the 13700K for workstation.—Nov '22


10 days ago.

LOL, try overclocking that CPU without making it explode! Even if you add only few %s of boost, it will explode like a gigabyte PSU! If AMD still calls their CPUs "the best" or "overclock monsters", they need rename their brand to "Advanced marketing devices" or "Advanced Malfunctioning Devices". 2/10, NEVER BUYING AMD AGAIN! 13900KS ALL THE WAY!


1 month ago.


Userbench description spot on as usual. Shame so many first time buyers are duped by AMD's marketing BS—Mar '23


2 months ago.


costly and speed not up to the money—Mar '23


8 months ago.


2 months ago.


Me dumb dumb no brainy worky buy 7950X go fast nrwoom—Mar '23


8 months ago.

A beast and costs 699 dollars, but beware of Raptor Lake.


6 months ago.

only great once discounted t $550. at that price it's an amazing all around gaming and workstation CPU

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