AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Review

In our analysis of the Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 5 7600X we had the opportunity to see all the keys to this new generation of AMD processors, and also to the accompanying platform, known as AM5. In general , the performance results were very positive , and the truth is that I did not have any problems with the motherboard or with the BIOS, perhaps because the motherboard that I used, a GIGABYTE AORUS Master X670E, enjoyed a greater maturation.

However, I understand that the analysis is very extensive and that filtering so much information can be complicated even despite the accompanying graphs and images, which explain it in a much more visual way. That is why I wanted to shape this article where I am going to share with you five things that you should know about AMD’s Ryzen 7000 , and that will help you to have a clearer understanding of everything they offer and how they position these new processors.

To make this article more interesting, I am also going to share with you some conclusions that I have been able to draw after carrying out these analyses. As always, if you have any questions after reading the article, you can leave it in the comments and I will be happy to help you solve it.

1.-The Ryzen 7000 have regained the crown of performance

And they have done it both in single thread and multithread. The single-thread performance improvement achieved by the Ryzen 9 7900X compared to the Core i9-12900K is 5.46% in Cinebench R23 , a figure that translated to games translates into a small but sufficient difference to give the performance crown to this generation already the Zen 4 architecture.

In multithreading, the Ryzen 7000 have also prevailed over the Core Gen12. Thanks to the improvement that AMD has introduced at the IPC level and working frequencies, the Ryzen 9 7900X, which has 12 cores and 24 threads , is capable of beating the Core i9-12900K in Cinebench R23 by 1.13%. It’s a small difference, but an important one because the latter has 16 cores and 24 threads.

If we focus on games, the Ryzen 7000 do not achieve an absolute victory in all the tests , in fact they lose in some titles and win in others, but making an average assessment they are a little more powerful than Intel’s Core Gen12.

2.-AMD has increased consumption, but it’s not that bad

Various rumors and leaks said that consumption had skyrocketed with the Ryzen 7000, and it is true that this has increased compared to the previous generation, but it is not as high as said information indicated , and in the end AMD has been able to stay in a lower level than Intel’s Core Gen12.

The Ryzen 5 7600X barely exceeds 100 watts when running at full load, and the Ryzen 9 7900X stays on average below 170 watts of consumption also at 100% load. As I said, they are higher figures than those registered by their equivalents in the Ryzen 5000 series, but they continue to remain at very good levels against direct competition.

Obviously if we decide to overclock we will get into higher consumption levels, but as we will see later this is not worth it at all. On the other hand , we can also activate the “Eco” mode if we are very concerned about the issue of consumption.

3.-The overclock has practically lost all its meaning

And for a very simple reason, how well turbo mode scales on the Ryzen 7000. AMD has released these processors with excellent frequency tuning, and has tuned it to the maximum so that turbo mode can reach very high levels even when the processor works with all its cores and threads.

Overclocking may allow us to reach 100 or 200 MHz more frequency compared to the maximum of the turbo mode with all the cores and threads active, but we will be increasing the consumption and temperatures, of work, and by fixing the frequency of the processor to a specific frequency we will lose performance when it works with few cores and threads simultaneously.

I personally believe that the best thing for almost any user is to leave them at stock frequencies with the PBO set to automatic , and this seems positive to me because it greatly simplifies the overall user experience.

4.-The temperatures they reach are very high

It was another rumor that has finally been confirmed . The Ryzen 9 7900X remains at totally safe levels when working with applications that do not use all of its cores and threads, such as games, where it is around 72 degrees on average. However, when we put it at full load it reaches 95 degrees and remains stable at that figure.

Taking into account that these temperatures were reached using a 360mm AIO liquid cooling kit , a high-end model, it is clear that it is a high value, and that with less powerful cooling systems we could end up having problems due to excess heat.

The Ryzen 5 7600X has only 6 cores and 12 threads, which means that its working temperatures are not that high, in fact it does not usually exceed 70 degrees when working with games, but when used with an intensive load (100% use of the CPU) reaches 89 degrees . This shows that we could also have problems if we do not use a quality cooling system.

5.-The Ryzen 7000 do not compete with Alder Lake-S, but with Raptor Lake-S

This is a very important detail that we must be very clear about, in fact I focused my analysis of the Ryzen 7000 on comparing them with the Ryzen 5000 precisely for that reason, because its rival is not the Core Gen12, but the Core Gen13 , a generation of processors whose Launch is scheduled for the end of this year.

We have already told you about them before, we know that they will maintain the division into high-performance cores and high-efficiency cores , and that they will be configured with up to 24 cores and 32 threads. This means that Intel will surpass AMD in maximum core count, although with nuances, since of those 24 cores only 8 will be high-performance, the other 16 will be high-efficiency. By contrast, the Ryzne 9 7950X has 16 high-performance cores.

It will be interesting to see who wins this “war” to become the most powerful generation of processors in the general consumer market. My first impressions with Ryzen 7000 have been positive, but if I’m honest, it ‘s becoming clearer to me that this time Intel is going to win the game with Raptor Lake-S , although the difference between the two is not going to be very big.

 

by Abdullah Sam
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