The Ryzen 9 7950X is the new performance king and the jack of all trades, apart from maybe power consumption and pricing, of course. The Zen 4 flagship can do everything exceptionally well.
Congrats! AMD-sponsored overclocker Bill Alverson, aka Sampson, won the twin records of the highest scores in Cinebench R23 and R20 for 16-core CPUs on Friday with a Ryzen 9 7950X overclocked to 6.5 GHz. His scores now also rank 37th in R23 and 88th in R20 for CPUs of any size.
This is the most expensive AMD Ryzen CPU you can buy, which as you might suspect is also the fastest and most powerful Ryzen CPU currently in existence. Not even upcoming Zen 4 CPUs will change that.
It's time to compare the Ryzen 7 5700X against the Core i7-12700F, two relatively affordable and powerful 8-core CPUs. We've got a 23 game benchmark covering 1080p and 1440p resolutions.
For testing the Ryzen 7 6800H, we'll see how it performs up against a range of other laptop CPUs, but most importantly Intel's competing Core i7-12700H, and AMD's own predecessor, the Ryzen 7 5800H.
This is a benchmark session, as usual, where we'll be taking an old Ryzen 5 1600 system and upgrade it with the Ryzen 5 5600 to see what's what on gaming.
Today we're taking the Ryzen 7 5800X3D and installing it on a few different B350 and X370 motherboards that were released many years ago to see if it works, and if it does, how well does it work?
A big incentive of going Ryzen over the past few years has been the AM4 platform. AMD promised platform support until at least 2020 and they have delivered, giving users a clear upgrade path from Zen up to Zen 3 CPUs.