AMD’s Zen 4 core powered Ryzen 7000 (Raphael) processors will hit the retail market on September 27th. However, someone got their hands on a retail Ryzen 7 7700X and tried the octa-core chip with CPU-Z.
The Ryzen 7 7700X submission is not available (opens in new tab)but lucky for us, hardware detectives Tum_Apisak (opens in new tab) I got a screenshot of the result. The Ryzen 7 7700X outperforms the Core i5-12600K by 1% in single-threaded performance. However, it couldn’t keep up with the Core i7-12700K. Comparing the Zen 4 chips to AMD’s stack, the Ryzen 7 7700X outperforms the Ryzen 7 5800X by 21% and the Ryzen 9 5950X by 20%.
When it comes to multithreaded performance, the Ryzen 7 7700X outperforms the Core i9-12900K by 1%. The Zen 4 processor outperforms the Core i7-12700K by 8%. However, when compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X, the upcoming Ryzen 7 7700X has a 28% delta in multi-threaded performance.
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According to the CPU-Z listing, the Ryzen 7 7700X hits 5,425 MHz. This is the boost clock speed for Zen 4 chips. A user tested the octa-core processor with Gigabyte’s X670E Aorus Master motherboard and DDR5-6400 C30 memory.
Preliminary benchmarks have revealed that Zen 4 has a promising future. For example, the Ryzen 7 7700X is reported to deliver 32% better performance in Cinebench R20 than the Ryzen 7 5800X. Still, we can’t measure the processor’s performance based on some benchmarks, so we recommend waiting for an official review.
The Ryzen 7 7700X will launch at $399. For comparison, the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 5700X debuted at $449 and $299 respectively. The Zen 4 part is 13% cheaper than the Ryzen 7 5800X, but 33% more expensive than the Ryzen 7 5700X it’s direct replacement for. Additionally, the new AM5 motherboard and premium DDR5 memory have to be factored in, which could push the platform cost around $800.