AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 9 7950X Review
Test Setup and Clock Speeds
Published: 26th September 2022 | Source: AMD | Price: |
As always here at OC3D when there is a move to a new platform we have taken the opportunity to refresh both our test system and the things that we are using to benchmark. Naturally this means that some of our new tests will have fewer results than some of the others, but given how rapidly the market has moved forwards it's fair to say that anything older than the last generation is going to be left in the dust. Clock speed only gets you so far after all.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero
G.Skill Trident Z5 Neo 4800 32GB
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti
Patriot Viper VP4100 NVMe
BeQuiet Silent Base 802 Case
BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 12 1200W PSU
BeQuiet Silent Loop 2 360
BeQuiet Silent Wings Pro Fans
And here it all is together. Mmm lovely.
Are we sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin.
It's not that the 5000 series was in any way deficient in performance, but if there was a slight chink in it's armour it was the peak boost clock speeds. This was an area where the AMD rival had a bit of a lead. With the new Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series though that chink has been ironed out. 5.5 GHz out of the box on the 7700X and it's just as happy there with an all core overclock. The Ryzen 9 7950X is, if anything, more impressive with a bananas 5.84 GHz when left to its own devices and 5.5 GHz on all cores. We think there is even more to come but board and BIOS limitations - the downside to necessary pre-release testing - topped us out there. Hardly slow though.
Ryzen 7 7700X
Ryzen 9 7950X
Clearly the AMD efforts to increase both the single-thread boost and multicore boost has been a roaring success.
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But any generation of CPU that requires direct die cooling/lapping plus AIO/watercooling out of the box and also has limited cooler compatibility a week before it's official release
Sorry but no, Im out, after sticking with AMD for four CPU generations Ill wait to see what the new Intel offering is on this occasion.Quote
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But any generation of CPU that requires direct die cooling/lapping plus AIO/watercooling out of the box and also has limited cooler compatibility a week before it's official release…
Sorry but no, I’m out, after sticking with AMD for four CPU generations I’ll wait to see what the new Intel offering is on this occasion.
According to other reviews I've seen that show the 5800X3D in gaming I'm quite impressed that it's either on par, 1-2 FPS behind or way ahead of the 7950X, Will be interesting seeing what the 7800X3D brings.
I'll stick with my 5800X3D, B550, 3070 workstation build and my 12600K (5.2GHz), Z690 (DDR4 flavour), 3080 12Gb plaything for the foreseeable future methinks.
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I'll decline to comment further on the state of the UK, not because I don't care, rather IMO events all started with that f*ckwit Johnson and it makes my blood boil just thinking about it dude.