Average Bench: 114% (10th of 1369)

Based on 379 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00A60F12 Model: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16-Core Processor

Within minutes of the first, pre-release, 7000 series results appearing on userbenchmark, AMD’s advanced marketing machinery declared a 20% victory over the 12900K whilst simultaneously slandering userbenchmark via hundreds of “news” outlets and thousands of supposedly disinterested 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 because AMD completely dominates “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 permanently asleep at the wheel, If these practices continue, 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 (Jun ’22 Steam stats) is just 2%. Meanwhile, Nvidia’s RTX 2060 alone accounts for 5%. Although the new 7000 series Zen 4 CPUs are 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. Intel’s 13th gen. (Raptor Lake) is scheduled to launch over the next few weeks. Smart shoppers will do well to wait until then, before considering a purchase. Despite AMD’s Neanderthal marketing techniques, it’s hard not to admire the speed of their technical progress. AMD-Raptor-4 and Intel-Zen-13 would be better fitting product names. [Sep '22 CPUPro]

Outstanding average bench

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X averaged 13.7% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Speed 3,653Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 210Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is 30.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 80.7Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,514Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 379 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.6 Memory 80.7 90
184 1-Core 210 224
335 2-Core 410 442
121% 234 Pts
Min Avg Max
551 4-Core 783 858
1,040 8-Core 1,514 1,693
136% 1,149 Pts
Min Avg Max
3,317 64-Core 3,653 3,904
226% 3,653 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 5.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.5
1-Core 214
2-Core 422
126% 242 Pts
4-Core 838
8-Core 1,661
148% 1,250 Pts
64-Core 3,762
233% 3,762 Pts
AM5, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 216
2-Core 428
125% 242 Pts
4-Core 841
8-Core 1,598
145% 1,220 Pts
64-Core 3,780
234% 3,780 Pts
AM5, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 216
2-Core 431
126% 244 Pts
4-Core 826
8-Core 1,679
147% 1,252 Pts
64-Core 3,830
237% 3,830 Pts
AM5, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 65.8
1-Core 216
2-Core 426
119% 236 Pts
4-Core 822
8-Core 1,568
142% 1,195 Pts
64-Core 3,665
227% 3,665 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 57,264,410 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $700 @ launch in Sep '22
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Typical Ryzen 9 7950X Builds (Compare 25 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 256%
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Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 335%
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System: Default X670E Steel Legend

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,791

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 Comments

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

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1 day ago.

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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

Comment 

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

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

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the emperor has no clothes—Dec '22


Excellent

7 days ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 days ago.

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


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