When the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X arrives later this month, it's expected to be the most powerful processor on the planet, delivering unprecedented performance in both single-core and multi-core workloads. New benchmarks indicate that the Zen 4 CPU is well ahead of its Intel Core competitors.
An engineering sample of an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X appeared on the Chiphell forums, scoring just shy of 39,000 points in Cinebench R23. While other details concerning the test system are sketchy, we do know that water cooling was used to achieve this result.
According to videocardz, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X performs more effectively than the Intel Core i9 12900K. It may even outperform the best gaming CPU in the upcoming 13th Gen Core series, otherwise known as Raptor Lake.
We should take the above data with a pinch of salt, but we cant wait to get our hands on AMD Ryzen 7000 processors and test them out for ourselves. Make sure you know what your new Zen 4 CPU's sweet spot DDR5 RAM speed is.