Ryzen 7000 presented: In gaming, all four should be faster than an i9-12900K

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More power, more efficiency: According to AMD, the single-core performance of the new Ryzen 7000 generation has increased by up to 29 percent compared to the previous generation. This consists of 13 percent from the higher IPC performance and 16 percent from the significantly higher single-core boost of up to 5.7 GHz. AMD, on the other hand, claims to have increased the efficiency by up to 74 percent. A comparison was made here with a Ryzen 9 5950X: at least with a low TDP of 65 watts. The higher the power consumption, the more the lead melts away. The big jump in the smallest TDP class speaks for significantly higher clock rates of the individual cores. Let’s get to the individual models:

Ryzen 9 7950X

The new top model, Ryzen 9 7950X, relies on 16 cores, like the predecessors 3950X and 5950X, which provide up to 32 threads with SMT. The clock has been increased to an impressive 5.7 GHz thanks to the new 5 nm manufacturing. Of course, this boost only applies to one, maximum two cores. The base clock is 4.5 GHz and it seems surprisingly high, so high that it can also be the all-core boost. The TDP is 170 watts for the Ryzen 9 7950X. So AMD is introducing a new, higher TDP class. Overall, the 16-core can fall back on a cache of 80 MiByte, AMD calculates the L2 and L3 cache here. The CPU will be available starting September 27th for $699.