18% gain on Cinebench R23 compared to R9 7900X?

18% gain on Cinebench R23 compared to R9 7900X?
18% gain on Cinebench R23 compared to R9 7900X?

L’AMD Ryzen 9 9900Xone of the latest Ryzen 9000 series processors, shows interesting performance in the benchmark Cinebench R23. Tested on high end motherboard with chipset AMD X670E and using microcode AGESA 1.2.0.0this processor displays notable results, particularly in Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) mode.

The Ryzen 9 9900X, based on the AMD Zen 5 architecture, features 12 cores and 24 threads, with a base frequency of 4.4 GHz and a Turbo frequency of 5.6 GHz. The processor has 76 MB of cache and a TDP of 120W, expandable to 170W with PBO mode, allowing for increased frequencies for increased performance.

In terms of scores, the Ryzen 9 9900X achieves 33,000 points at 120W and 34,500 points at 170W in Cinebench R23. Compared to the Ryzen 9 7900X, it is 18% faster in PBO mode (170W). Even at 120W it outperforms the Ryzen 9 7900X (at 170W) by 13%. However, enabling PBO only provides a 4% performance increase for a 40% increase in consumption, which is frankly not very interesting.

It is interesting to note that the CPU Intel Core i7-14700K gets a score of 35,238 points in Cinebench R23a 2% better performance than the Ryzen 9 9900X. However, this performance is achieved with a consumption of 253Wsignificantly higher (+48%).

Despite notable improvements, the additional performance of the Ryzen 9 9900X in PBO mode seems marginal compared to the increase in power consumption and temperatures. This explains why AMD plans to launch the Ryzen 9000X3D only a month after the Ryzen 9000, a strategy aimed at stimulating market interest.

Finally, the Ryzen 9 9900X’s performance, while impressive, raises questions about the performance/power ratio. With the arrival of X3D versions and competition with Intel processors, AMD is looking to strengthen its position in the market. The next few months will be crucial to assess the impact of these new offerings on sales and consumer adoption.


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