AMD’s Ryzen 5 7600X has already been spotted in benchmarks ahead of the CPU’s launch in just under a month, and it seems to be shaping up pretty well.
In fact, there have been several sightings of the 7600X, which is a mid-range offering for the Zen 4 loaded with six cores due to arrive on September 27th, and some of them have been acquired by VideoCardz (opens in new tab).
As the site reports, the 5600X has been seen in a few runs of Geekbench on a PC with an MSI X670E motherboard plus 32GB of DDR5 RAM. The processor achieved single-core scores of 2,092 and 2,174 points, along with 11,337 and 11,369 for multi-core.
In another benchmark we saw on Twitter, highlighted by @harukaze5719 (opens in new tab), the 7600X is shown recording a result of 2165 and 11432. So there seems to be some consistency with these pre-release leaks, pointing to single-core performance of around 2,140 on average and multi-core performance of 11,380 or higher.
This also coincides with what AMD said in its launch presentation, namely that the 7600X would be capable of around 2,175 for single-core.
Compared to the successful 5600X processor, AMD’s new 7600X is about 35% faster for single-core and nearly 40% faster for multi-core, passing average Geekbench scores for the Zen 3 chip. about to leave.
Analysis: Impressive scores and speed boost to boot
That’s a pretty impressive generational performance jump, of course, and the Twitter benchmark showing the single-core result of 2,165 also cites an Intel Core i9-12900KS score of 2,182 for comparison, indicating the Zen 4’s new mid-range performance. is very close on the heels of Intel’s current flagship. At least for this metric – and we have to be careful about reading too much into the results of a single set of benchmarks, as usual.
We’ll need a much more complete range of tests to determine the true power of the 7600X, and what many of us really want to see are real gaming benchmarks (as opposed to synthetic non-gaming tests). Mind you, AMD has already told us that, on average, the Ryzen 5 7600X is around 5% faster than the Core i9-12900K, with the caveat that this is for 1080p gaming – and of course we need to take any marketing advertisement with a degree of caution.
Still, these leaked benchmarks seem like a good indication that AMD’s launch hype looks like it will be backed up when we actually put these processors under review to get them through their paces properly.
Another interesting point here is that the 7600X is shown boosting to 5395MHz in these benchmarks, which is actually higher than the processor’s officially rated maximum boost of 5.3GHz.
As we explained before, however, AMD will quote a maximum boost speed for the official spec that every Ryzen CPU of this model is sure to hit, but in daily operation, users may see clock speeds slightly higher than that, likely to only brief peaks. (How high or how long these spikes can be depends on how lucky you are with the CPU you buy, as they all have slight variations in terms of performance).
That’s why, while the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X is rated at a 5.7GHz boost, it was seen running faster than 5.8GHz in another recent leak. With the flagship Raptor Lake (13900K) reportedly set to boost to 5.8GHz as well, the battle of clock speeds looks like it will be very close for next-gen chips – although performance depends much more on that frequency, it is clear .