AMD Ryzen 9 7900X vs AMD Ryzen 9 7900

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AMD Ryzen 9 7900X CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X and the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12 core processor released in Q4/2022 with the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 which has 12 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2023.
AMD Ryzen 9 (40) Family AMD Ryzen 9 (40)
AMD Ryzen 7000 (14) CPU group AMD Ryzen 7000 (14)
6 Generation 6
Raphael (Zen 4) Architecture Raphael (Zen 4)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Predecessor AMD Ryzen 9 5900
AMD Ryzen 9 9900X Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X is a 12 core processor with a clock frequency of 4.70 GHz (5.60 GHz). The processor can compute 24 threads at the same time. The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 clocks with 3.70 GHz (5.40 GHz), has 12 CPU cores and can calculate 24 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12 Cores 12
24 Threads 24
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
4.70 GHz Frequency 3.70 GHz
5.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 5.40 GHz
5.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.70 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7900
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) GPU AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael)
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
2.20 GHz GPU (Turbo) 2.20 GHz
9 GPU Generation 9
5 nm Technology 5 nm
3 Max. displays 3
2 Compute units 2
128 Shader 128
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) GPU AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael)
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 128 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X, while the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 supports a maximum of 128 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 83.2 GB/s enabled.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7900
DDR5-5200 Memory DDR5-5200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
83.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 83.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
12.00 MB L2 Cache 12.00 MB
64.00 MB L3 Cache 64.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 5.0
24 PCIe lanes 24
94.5 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 94.5 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X has a TDP of 170 W. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 is 65 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7900
170 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
230 W TDP (PL2) 88 W
-- TDP up 170 W
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X has 76.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 5 nm. The cache of AMD Ryzen 9 7900 is at 76.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 5 nm.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 7900
5 nm Technology 5 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512
AM5 (LGA 1718) Socket AM5 (LGA 1718)
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2022 Release date Q1/2023
549 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 (97%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 7 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 (96%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
122 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
116 (95%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
1637 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
1632 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
2034 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
1964 (97%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
29306 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
28905 (99%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
2226 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
2206 (99%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
21765 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
21140 (97%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
2920 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
2798 (96%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
18875 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
16832 (89%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
781 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
764 (98%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
11572 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
11088 (96%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
52422 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
49250 (94%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
325 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
314 (97%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
4848 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
4796 (99%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
29,306 CB R23 MC @ 186 W
158 (49%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
28,905 CB R23 MC @ 90 W
321 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
462 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
790 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
11907 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

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