AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core & 4.4 GHz “Zen 4” Desktop CPU Spotted Running On Gigabyte’s X670E AORUS Master Motherboard, Up To 11% Faster Than Ryzen 9 5950X

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 Core & 4.4 GHz "Zen 4" Desktop CPU Spotted Running On Gigabyte's X670E AORUS Master Motherboard

An AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU, most likely the Ryzen 5 7600X, has appeared within the Basemark benchmark with 6 Zen 4 cores.

AMD's Mid-Range Ryzen 5 7600X "Zen 4" CPU Spotted In Benchmark: Features 6 Cores, 12 Threads & 4.4 GHz ES Clock Speeds, Up To 11% Faster Than Ryzen 9 5950X

The AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU appeared within the Basemark Benchmark database and was spotted by TUM_APISAK. According to the information available, the chip is an engineering sample with OPN id '100-000000593-20_Y'. The benchmark provides information such as the CPU cores & clock speeds.

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This seems to be a 6 Core and 12 Thread chip based on the Zen 4 core architecture. The CPU will carry 32 MB of L3 cache and 6 MB of L2 cache for a total of 38 MB combined cache. That's about 9 percent more cache than the existing Ryzen 5 5600X CPU which features the same 32 MB of L3 but has 512 KB of L2 cache per core. This has been bumped to 1 MB of L2 cache per core on the Zen 4 core architecture. As for the clock speeds, the chip has a 4.4 GHz clock which is the base frequency so the turbo frequency could be much higher over the 5 GHz mark. For comparison, the Ryzen 5 5600X has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz so around a 19% jump in base clock figures.

AMD Ryzen 7000 'Raphael' Desktop CPU 'Preliminary' Specs:

CPU NameArchitectureProcess NodeCores / ThreadsCore Clock (SC Max)CacheTDPPrice
AMD Ryzen 9 7950XZen 45nm16/32~5.5 GHz80 MB (64+16)105-170W$799 US
AMD Ryzen 9 7900XZen 45nm12/24~5.4 GHz76 MB (64+12)105-170W$549 US
AMD Ryzen 7 7800XZen 45nm8/16~5.3 GHz40 MB (32+8)65-125WTBD
AMD Ryzen 7 7700XZen 45nm8/16~5.3 GHz40 MB (32+8)65-125W$449 US
AMD Ryzen 5 7600XZen 45nm6/12~5.2 GHz38 MB (32+6)65-125W$299 US

Based on the specifications alone, it looks like this is our first look at the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X CPU which should be a hot-seller in the mainstream range, priced at around $300-$350 US. Basemark does provide benchmarks but they are solely GPU results that relied on the NVIDIA RTX A4000 graphics card.

Based on performance metrics provided by Harukaze5719, it looks like the Zen 4 ES CPU offers up to 11% higher performance than the Ryzen 9 5950X based on 16 Zen 3 cores. This is a substantial increase considering the Zen 3 part runs at much higher clock speeds and has 16 cores but the benchmark. Expect even better performance with the final retail variant.

AMD's Zen 4 6 Core ES CPU at 4.4 GHz is up to 11% faster than Ryzen 9 5950X In Basemark benchmark. (Image Credits: @Harukaze5719)

With that said, the AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs including the Ryzen 5 7600X should make their way to retail by September 2022 as indicated in previous rumors. The motherboard it was tested on, the Gigabyte X670E AORUS Master has already been announced and you can find more info here.

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