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First AMD Ryzen 5 9600X benchmark shows gen-on-gen improvement over Ryzen 5 7600X

During the Computex Keynote, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su made waves by unveiling the Ryzen 9000 series of AM5 CPUs. The upcoming series introduces the new Zen 5 core architecture and is set to hit the market next month.

While the core count and clock rates remain unchanged in the new design, AMD claims that the Zen 5 architecture significantly enhances CPU core performance by doubling instruction and data bandwidth from L2 to L1 and L1 to FP registers. Early reports suggest that a 6-core Ryzen 5 9600X CPU has a base frequency of 3.9GHz, boosting to 5.4GHz. In addition, it packs 384 KB of L1 cache, 6 MB of L2 cache, and 32 MB of L3 cache.

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AMD Ryzen 9000 series processors are still unavailable to the general public. Still, the leaked benchmarks shared by HXL suggest that some engineering samples were already available to some companies. In the AIDA64 L1 cache benchmark, the Ryzen 9 9600X outperforms the Ryzen 5 7600X, exhibiting approximately 85% faster read speeds, 83% faster write speeds, and 83% faster copy speeds. However, the Ryzen 9 9600X does show 14% higher latency than the Ryzen 5 7600X.

The Ryzen 9 9600X also demonstrates significant superiority in L2 cache performance, boasting around 84% higher read speed, 77% higher write speed, and approximately 83% higher copy speed compared to the Ryzen 5 7600X. On the other hand, the L3 cache performance was overall worse, with 8% lower read and write speeds, 6% lower copy speeds and a 4% lower latency. In the CPU-Z built-in test, the engineering sample performed similarly to an overclocked Ryzen 7600X (5.45GHz) in both single- and multi-threaded tests. However, retail samples will likely offer better performance since this engineering sample runs at 5.05GHz.

After this leak, HXL shared an update with more CPU-Z results, with the CPU overclocked to 5.7GHz. In this case, the CPU performed much better, outperforming the overclocked Ryzen 5 7600X by 14% in single-thread and 13% in multi-thread.

KitGuru says: Do these results match your Ryzen 5 9600X performance expectations?

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