AMD Ryzen 9 7900 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 has 12 cores with 24 threads and is based on the 6. gen of the AMD Ryzen 9 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the AM5 (LGA 1718) socket and was released in Q1/2023. The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 scores 2,206 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 21,140 points.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the AMD Ryzen 9 7900. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the AMD Ryzen 9 7900.

Name: AMD Ryzen 9 7900
Family: AMD Ryzen 9 (35)
CPU group: AMD Ryzen 7000 (14)
Architecture: Raphael (Zen 4)
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 6
Predecessor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 has 12 CPU cores and can calculate 24 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 is 3.70 GHz (5.40 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 12 / 24
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 12x Zen 4
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 5.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (12 Cores): 4.70 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 uses the AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael), which has 128 texture shaders and 2 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael)
GPU frequency: 0.40 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 2.20 GHz
Compute units: 2
Shader: 128
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2022
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 5 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB
Frame Generation: No

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.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 128 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 83.2 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR5-5200
83.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 5.0 x 24
PCIe Bandwidth: 94.5 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): 88 W
TDP up: 170 W
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 is made in 5 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 76.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 5 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: AM5 (LGA 1718)
L2-Cache: 12.00 MB
L3-Cache: 64.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512
Release date: Q1/2023
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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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.
Intel Core i7-13700 Intel Core i7-13700
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
118
Intel Core i7-13700F Intel Core i7-13700F
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
118
Intel Core i9-13980HX Intel Core i9-13980HX
24C 32T @ 5.60 GHz
117
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
116
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
116
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
116
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X
64C 128T @ 5.10 GHz
115

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.
Intel Core i9-13900HX Intel Core i9-13900HX
24C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
1672
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
1669
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
1637
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
1632
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
1624
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
1624
Intel Core i9-13900F Intel Core i9-13900F
24C 32T @ 5.60 GHz
1622

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.
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 4.06 GHz
1968
Apple M3 Apple M3
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
1965
Apple M3 (8-GPU) Apple M3 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
1965
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
1964
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
1964
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
1955
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1939

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.
Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
31062
Intel Core i9-13900HX Intel Core i9-13900HX
24C 32T @ 4.60 GHz
30320
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
29306
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
28905
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
28905
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
28577
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
24C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
28570

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
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
16C 32T @ 5.70 GHz
2223
Intel Core i9-13900KS Intel Core i9-13900KS
24C 32T @ 6.00 GHz
2221
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
2206
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
2206
Intel Core i7-14700KF Intel Core i7-14700KF
20C 28T @ 5.60 GHz
2204
Intel Core i7-14700K Intel Core i7-14700K
20C 28T @ 5.60 GHz
2204

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.
Intel Xeon Gold 6238R Intel Xeon Gold 6238R
28C 56T @ 2.40 GHz
21433
Intel Xeon W-3275 Intel Xeon W-3275
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
21369
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
21369
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
21140
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
21140
AMD EPYC 73F3 AMD EPYC 73F3
16C 32T @ 3.80 GHz
21125
Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU) Apple M3 Max (14-CPU 30-GPU)
14C 14T @ 3.60 GHz
20961

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.
Intel Core i7-14700 Intel Core i7-14700
20C 28T @ 5.40 GHz
2829
Intel Core i7-14700F Intel Core i7-14700F
20C 28T @ 5.40 GHz
2829
Intel Core i9-13980HX Intel Core i9-13980HX
24C 32T @ 5.60 GHz
2819
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
2798
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
2798
Intel Core i5-14600KF Intel Core i5-14600KF
14C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
2794
Intel Core i5-14600K Intel Core i5-14600K
14C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
2794

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.
Intel Core i5-14600K Intel Core i5-14600K
14C 20T @ 5.30 GHz
17190
Intel Core i9-13980HX Intel Core i9-13980HX
24C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
17097
AMD EPYC 74F3 AMD EPYC 74F3
24C 48T @ 3.80 GHz
16985
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
16832
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
16832
AMD EPYC 7443P AMD EPYC 7443P
24C 48T @ 3.60 GHz
16658
Intel Core i9-13950HX Intel Core i9-13950HX
24C 32T @ 4.80 GHz
16477

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.
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
775
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.40 GHz
773
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7970X
32C 64T @ 5.30 GHz
773
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
764
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
764
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
764
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
764

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.
Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
11831
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
11572
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
11463
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
11088
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
11088
Intel Xeon W-3275 Intel Xeon W-3275
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
11020
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
11020

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.
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12 @ 1.13 GHz
576
MediaTek Dimensity 820 MediaTek Dimensity 820
ARM Mali-G57 MP5 @ 0.90 GHz
576
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Qualcomm Adreno 540 @ 0.71 GHz
567
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7645 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7645
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7745 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7745
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
AMD Radeon Graphics (Raphael) @ 2.20 GHz
563

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 EPYC 7453 AMD EPYC 7453
28C 56T @ 3.25 GHz
50214
AMD EPYC 7502P AMD EPYC 7502P
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
49744
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5955WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5955WX
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
49395
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
49250
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
49250
AMD EPYC 7502 AMD EPYC 7502
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
49180
Intel Core i7-14700F Intel Core i7-14700F
20C 28T @ 5.30 GHz
48720

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.
Intel Core i9-13900K Intel Core i9-13900K
24C 32T @ 5.80 GHz
330
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
325
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.40 GHz
322
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
314
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
314
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
313
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
312

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.
Intel Core i9-13950HX Intel Core i9-13950HX
24C 32T @ 4.80 GHz
5309
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
5189
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
4848
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
4796
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
4796
Intel Core i7-13700KF Intel Core i7-13700KF
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
4639
Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
4639

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.
Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (60-GPU)
28,570 CB R23 MC @ 80 W
357
Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU) Apple M2 Ultra (76-GPU)
28,570 CB R23 MC @ 80 W
357
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
33,450 CB R23 MC @ 104 W
322
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
28,905 CB R23 MC @ 90 W
321
Intel Core i7-1365U Intel Core i7-1365U
9,325 CB R23 MC @ 29 W
320
Intel Core i5-1340P Intel Core i5-1340P
10,782 CB R23 MC @ 36 W
297
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 8845HS AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 8845HS
15,930 CB R23 MC @ 55 W
287

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 is a CPU with 12 CPU cores (24 threads) for AMDs current mainstream socket AM5. 12 CPU cores of the same size from the Zen4 architecture are used; a combination of CPU cores of different sizes is not used here.

The base clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 is 3.7 GHz. In Turbo mode, this clock frequency can be increased to up to 5.4 GHz. When all CPU cores are fully utilized, 4.7 GHz is still possible. The processors internal graphics (iGPU) only has two execution units that have 128 texture shaders. The graphics performance is relatively low due to the low number of shaders and is therefore not suitable for modern computer games.

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 can connect up to 128 GB of RAM, the type used is DDR5-5200. Using AMDs EXPO technology, the RAM can be overclocked to higher clock frequencies fully automatically, even if AMD does not guarantee higher frequencies. DDR5-6000 is often cited as the sweet spot for the AMD Ryzen 7000 processors. In dual channel, a maximum of 83.2 GB/s memory bandwidth is possible with DDR5-5200.

External devices can be connected via 24 PCIe 5.0 lines. This means that not only very fast graphics cards can be addressed, but also fast M.2 SSDs. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 is 65 watts, the processor requires 88 watts under full load. AMD has released the TDP to 170 watts, but you cant get much more performance out of the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 with massive energy consumption.

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 is manufactured using a 5 nm process. The AMD Ryzen 7000 processors for the AM5 socket are relatively efficient and actually always clearly beat their competitors from Intel in the form of the Intel Core i Gen 13/14 processors.



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