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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is up to 62% faster than the i9-12900K 

AMD released information about the performance of the 7950X in its latest event “together we advance PCs”

Updated: Sep 5, 2022 8:58 am
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is up to 62 faster than the i9 12900K

Ryzen 9 7950X is up to 62% faster than the i9-12900K: AMD recently held an event over on its YouTube channel named “together we advance PCs”. In that event, AMD revealed some very enticing information about Zen 4 CPUs in general. 

ryzen 9 7950X

However, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su delved into a little more detail with the Ryzen 9 7950X, listing it’s performance specifically against the competition’s flagship, the Intel Core i9-12900K. Lisa also gave us a little rundown on the performance of the Ryzen 5 7600X in F1 2022


Ryzen 9 7950X is up to 62% faster than the i9-12900K 

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, during the “together we advance PCs” event, compared the performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X to that of the Intel Core i9-12900K. The two flagships battled it out in eight applications. 

The benchmarks took place in four games and four “creator” orientated programs, these were DOTA 2, SOTTR, Borderlands 3, and CS:GO. The creator-focused programs consisted of V-Ray, Blender, Cinebench R23, and POV-Ray

Ryzen 9 7950X vs 12900K gaming performance

Here are the results of the comparison with the 12900K. Shows the 7950X performing better in almost every scenario. A little less cherry-picked this time around, proving AMD means business

Generational gaming performance

  • DOTA 2 + 23% increase
  • Shadow of the tomb raider + 14% increase
  • Borderlands 3 = TIE
  • CS:GO – 1% decrease

Generational creator performance 

  • V-Ray Render + 62%% increase
  • Blender Render + 36% increase
  • Cinebench R23 nT + 41% increase
  • POV-Ray + 41% increase

As you can see, the Ryzen 9 7950X puts those cores to good use in multi-threaded “creator-orientated” tasks. But then again, AMD has always had the lead in multi-threaded performance. Intel has always held its own in single-core performance.

What is interesting to note is the blatant single-core performance increase that gives an advantage in some games. DOTA 2 is a relatively easy game to run for most systems, but a performance increase of 23% is still a considerably large performance increase no matter what. 

7950x vs 12900k 62

On the top end of the performance scale, we can see the 7950X outperform the 12900K in the V-Ray benchmark. 

The Core i9-12900K scored a respectable 18,646 points, whereas the 7950X dominated with a score of 30,210 points. A 62% performance increase


Ryzen 9 7950X vs Ryzen 9 5950X 

During AMD’s event, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su also compared the Ryzen 9 7950X to the previous generation Ryzen 9 5950X. Obviously, the Ryzen 9 7950X came out on top by a significant margin – The word “obliterated” comes to mind. 

Ryzen 9 7950X vs 5950X

Here are the results of the comparison with the 5950X. 

Generational gaming performance

  • DOTA 2 + 32% increase
  • Shadow of the tomb raider + 35% increase
  • Borderlands 3 + 6% increase
  • CS:GO +13% increase

Generational creator performance 

  • V-Ray Render + 48% increase
  • Blender Render + 30% increase
  • Cinebench R23 nT + 48% increase
  • POV-Ray + 45% increase

Ryzen 9 7950X release date

When can you get your hands onThe new AMD flagship? Well, the release date of all Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPUs was confirmed by AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su as September 27th, 2022. This is the date we expect to see processors and AM5 motherboards on the shelves.

Where to buy Ryzen 9 7950X?

We have a list of vendors ready and waiting to stock all Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. Here are our where-to-buy pages. The Ryzen 9 7950X will cost $699 at launch

Final word 

The performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X seems very promising stacked up against the i9-12900K, the i9 of course, is part of the previous generation. So it remains to be seen just how well the Zen 4 CPU series will do when pitted against the 13th gen CPUs. But that’s not going to be for a while yet. 

We assure you, that we’re going to put all Zen 4 CPUs through their paces when we get a hold of them, stay tuned for comprehensive Ryzen 7000 series benchmarks. 

Ryzen 9 7950X release date?

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has confirmed the release date of all Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPUs as the 27th of September 2022.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X price?

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has confirmed the price of the Ryzen 9 7950X as $699 at launch.

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