AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Zen4 CPU Fails to Show Full Potential in Leaked Cinebench R23 Tests

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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X tested in Cinebench R23

Looks like someone with access to AMD’s upcoming 16-core CPU was kind enough to share some preliminary benchmarks.

AMD already presented some benchmarks during the official product announcement on Monday. However, not everything was shown yet, so we are still missing some important data that would otherwise help us understand how fast the Ryzen 7000 series really is. Enter new Cinebench R23 scores from Baidu and Chiphell:

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in Cinebench R23, Source: Various

According to the post on Baidu, which has since been unfortunately removed, the Ryzen 9 7950X scores 2205 points in the Cinebench R23 single-core test and 29649 multicore points. It’s actually better than Ryzen 9 5950X and Core i9-12900K, but still lower than AMD claims.

There’s also a new score on Chiphell that supposedly features the same CPU but with more efficient All-in-One cooling. Here, the sample scored 36256 points which is even faster than the Core i9-13900K’s leaked score.

OneRaichu posted a third score, with an engineering sample of the same CPU. In this case, the processor scores 37452 points in the multi-core test and reportedly hits an all-core boost frequency of 5.1GHz while hitting 96°C with the 360mm AIO cooling kit. We have included all three scores in the chart below:

Rumored AMD Ryzen 7000 Cinebench R23 Performance single core multicore
AMD Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” (Zen4) *
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (AIO) (16C/32T) to be confirmed
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (AIO) (16C/32T) to be confirmed
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X (Air) (16C/32T)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
(6C /12T)
13th Gen “Raptor Lake” Intel Core*
Intel Core i9-13900K (24C/32T)
Intel Core i7-13700K (16C / 24T)
Intel Core i5-13600K
12th Gen “Alder Lake” Intel Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
(16C / 24T)
Intel Core i7-12700K (12C/20T)
Intel Core i5-12600K (10C / 16T)
AMD Ryzen 5000 “Vermeer” (Zen3)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16C/32T)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
(12C /24T)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (8C/16T)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X (8C/16T)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (6C /12T)
* Based on filtered scores; 12th Gen Intel Core + DDR5-5200; AMD Ryzen 5000 + DDR4-3600 (Source: KitGuru)

AMD promised 48% better performance compared to 5950X and 41% better than 12900K. These newly leaked scores put 7950X 42-43% higher than 5950X and 12900K.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X vs 5950X and 12900K in Cinebench R23, Source: AMD

So clearly there is some bottleneck depending on the cooling solution used. Also, the first CPU was reportedly tested with the old F1 BIOS for Gigabyte’s AORUS X670E Xtreme motherboard (F4 is now available). Also, the CPU was supposedly tested with DDR5-5600 memory, which has relatively poor performance on the AIDA64 benchmark, as shown below.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in AIDA64, Source: Baidu

According to the latest rumors, AMD may lift the embargo reviews on September 20, so that’s still more than two weeks away. However, there should be plenty of time to consider purchasing before it hits shelves on September 27.

Source: Baidu (now removed) via Replying to @Team_TwitterWccftech

Update #1: Ryzen 9 7950X Cinebench MT Score with AIO Cooling has been leaked also.

Update #2: Another CB23 has been leaked by @OneRaichu. It shows a 360mm AIO cooled 7950X sample with 240W max power consumption. We have updated the CB23 post and table.

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