AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 5 7600X Review: Retaking The High-Endby Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on September 26, 2022 9:00 AM EST
Gaming Performance: 720p and Lower
All of our game testing results, including other resolutions, can be found in our benchmark database: www.anandtech.com/bench. All gaming tests here were run using a variation of 720p resolutions and at minimum settings.
We are using DDR5 memory on the Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 5 7600X, as well as Intel's 12th Gen (Alder Lake) processors at the following settings:
- DDR5-5200 CL44 - Ryzen 7000
- DDR5-4800 (B) CL40 - Intel 12th Gen
All other CPUs such as Ryzen 5000 and 3000 were tested at the relevant JEDEC settings as per the processor's individual memory support with DDR4.
World of Tanks
Far Cry 5
Grand Theft Auto V
Red Dead Redemption 2
Strange Brigade (DirectX 12)
Strange Brigade (Vulcan)
When it comes to gaming at lower resolutions such as 720p and 480p, there are more frames for the processor to, well, process, so this is where the CPU can show its limitations more so as opposed to GPU. In Civilization VI at 480p, we see the Ryzen 7950X and 7600X decimate the competition by around 15%.
What's interesting is that in some of our titles including Strange Brigade and Grand Theft Auto V, at least when using lower resolutions, the Ryzen 5 actually out performs its more expensive Ryzen 9 counterpart.
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Freeb!rd - Monday, September 26, 2022 - linkThis paragraph reads like someone having a stroke while writing it...
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and someone's spell checker is broken. Reply
gryer7421 - Monday, September 26, 2022 - linkIt reads like a GTP-3 BOT .... :( Reply
Threska - Monday, September 26, 2022 - linkWe now know "Zencally " is a word. Reply
Gavin Bonshor - Monday, September 26, 2022 - linkHi, yeah something screwy happened, but it's fixed now. Apologies. I think it may be time to update to a new system, and software. This isn't the first time it's jumbled stuff up for me. Reply
Cow86 - Monday, September 26, 2022 - linkI wish I could say that all the errors in the article are fixed, but that very paragraph even still has several (big) errors in it... A missing letter is one thing, half a sentence just missing and going into the next is another. Reply
herozeros - Monday, September 26, 2022 - linkKeep the copy editor awake, or fire them. Grammar/syntax/CMS error, it doesn't matter if it gives me a headache reading this. Reply
Ryan Smith - Monday, September 26, 2022 - linkUnfortunately we're having to do this kind of live. It's been a very busy past two weeks and we haven't had as much time to prepare as we like. So most of what you're seeing is first-draft copy, which I'll get around to editing as I can.
Digital publications do not employ dedicated copy editors any more. They have all been let go for cost efficiency reasons. Reply
flyingpants265 - Monday, September 26, 2022 - linkWhat? Come on now. Reply
Hifihedgehog - Monday, September 26, 2022 - link@flypants265: It's kind of like Microsoft who got rid of their QA team and made all of their developers honorary QA tests. They can't help it that their leadership is being stupid. Don't blame Ryan or Gavin. Blame these greedy cheapskates that likewise didn't want to pay Ian Cutress enough to want to stay. Reply
Hifihedgehog - Monday, September 26, 2022 - link*QA testers Reply