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AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X Review

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X Review

  • AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

We find it difficult to recommend the Ryzen 5 7600X at the moment. A mid-range processor should always have a bit of a price tag, and while there is a slight error in the price of this processor, you can also opt for an expensive AM5 platform with Ryzen. Even the new B650 motherboards can’t be found anywhere for less than 200 euros, and the DDR5 range is also very expensive. You can combine a comparable Intel CPU with a cheaper motherboard and – if you want – your existing DDR4 memory.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900X could be an interesting alternative to the absolute top model if the software you’re using doesn’t make much use of the extra four cores. An additional advantage is lower power consumption, while the heat output is still divided into two parts. Therefore, the 7900X is somewhat better in cooling than the 7950X. However, the standard power consumption is still quite high, especially under full load.

At the end of September we published a large file Review of two new AMD Ryzen 7000 processorstop model Ryzen 9 7950X and the Ryzen 7 7700X. However, there are still two models in the middle and the bottom, namely Ryzen 9 7900X And the Ryzen 5 7600X. We only received this after the introduction of AMD, but we have now tested it extensively according to our trusted testing protocol.

Additional tests in eco mode and with different coolants

Additionally, we’ve also included some of your suggestions in this follow-up review. For example, youridv1, Vagax, and Nox were all curious about performance in the so-called Eco-Mode where Ryzens’ power consumption is limited. It is suspected that Ryzen 7000 CPUs have been ramped up a lot for maximum performance, which puts them at a somewhat ineffective point in the effort/efficiency curve. We tested the two newly tested Ryzens systems fully twice so you can compare how Eco Mode compares to the defaults at each point.

Another suggestion we have included is to test processors with different coolers. We usually test every CPU with a powerful water cooler, so heat production isn’t an issue anyway. However, Ryzen 7000 processors can get very hot. AMD stresses that this is not an issue in terms of lifespan, but the processors partially adjust their clock speed to the available cooling. Whether or not you actually lose performance if you install an air cooler instead of a thicker water cooler on your Ryzen 5 7600X, we’ll look further into this review.

Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X

What’s new in the Zen 4 architecture, the 5nm production process, the AM5 socket and everything that goes with it, we’ve of course already discussed extensively on our site AMD Ryzen 7950X and 7700X Review. So now we’re just looking at exactly how different the Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 9 7900X are from those previously tested models.

The Ryzen 5 7600X is the first and currently the only Ryzen 5 chip in the 7000 series. It has six cores, just like Ryzen 5s from previous generations, and at 5.3GHz it features a slightly slower boost clock than more expensive models. Like the 7700X, it only has one who – which With CPU cores, it has a TDP of 105W.

The Ryzen 9 7900X is similar in build to the 7950X. So he has two Convention to Combat DesertificationBut within each one who – which Two cores are disabled, bringing the total to twelve cores. It might increase to 5.6GHz, but since the TDP is 7950X, it’s possible that the overall boost speed is actually higher than the higher model. After all, the power budget can be divided between fewer cores.






Model name Cores/Threads base clock increase the clock Cache (L2 + L3) tdp Recommended Retail Price
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 16 C / 32 T 4.5 GHz 5.7 GHz 80 MB (16 + 64) 170 watts €849
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X 12 c / 24 t 4.7 GHz 5.6 GHz 76 MB (12 + 64) 170 watts 669 EUR
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 8C/16T 4.5 GHz 5.4 GHz 40MB (8 + 32) 105 W €489
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X 6 c / 12 t 4.7 GHz 5.3 GHz 38 MB (6 + 32) 105 W 365 euros
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