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AMD's Ryzen 5 7600X is 22% faster than an i9-12900K in Userbenchmark

Benchmarks of an AMD Ryzen 7600X engineering sample have arrived on the UserBenchmark database, delivering levels of single-threaded performance that surpass Intel's Alder Lake i9-12900K by a significant margin.

These benchmark results were compiled by @harukaze5719 on Twitter, showcasing a 22% performance lead for AMD's Ryzen 7600X over Intel's i9-12900K, and a staggering 56% performance lead over AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X. If these benchmarks are legitimate, AMD's Ryzen 7000 series should deliver huge performance gains over their Ryzen 5000 series counterparts, at least in the performance metrics that UserBenchmark finds important.

AMD's Ryzen 7000 series Engineering sample was running on a ASRock N7-B65XT motherboard with DDR5 memory. This motherboard could be a new N7 series motherboard from NZXT, who have used ASRock in the past to create some of their latest motherboard designs.

AMD's alleged Ryzen 5 7600X engineering sample featured a base clock speed of 4.4 GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.95 GHz. This gives the Ryzen 5 7600X a 700 MHz base clock speed advantage over the Ryzen 5 5600X and a 350 MHz higher boost clock speed.

In terms of multi-threaded performance, AMD's alleged Ryzen 5 7600X offers a much smaller performance lead over its Zen 3 predecessor than expected. In single-threaded performance, AMD's Ryzen 5 7600X result had a 56% performance lead over the Ryzen 5 5600X, but in multi-threaded performance the lead shrinks to 23.3%.

When compared to Intel's i5-12600K, AMD's Ryzen 5 7600X has a single-threaded performance advantage and a multi-threaded performance disadvantage. The added E-cores of Intel's Alder Lake i5-12600K gives Intel's CPU a multi-threaded performance advantage, as AMD's Ryzen 5 7600X has six cores and the i5-12600K has six P-cores and four E-cores. 

In all, this leaked Ryzen 5 7600X result is a strange one. The single-threaded performance gains over Zen 3 are incredible, but the CPU's multi-threaded performance is a lot less impressive. That said, Userbenchmark is not a tool that we frequently use during our testing, and the creators of the benchmark has a well documented anti-AMD stance. As always, wait for reviews before coming to any firm conclusions regarding any new CPU architecture and take early benchmarking data with a grain of salt. 

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