At which point does the jump up from the affordable Ryzen 5600 to the relatively expensive Ryzen 7600 makes sense? That's what we'll be testing in this CPU and GPU scaling benchmark.
We take fan favorite Ryzen 7 5800X3D and compare it head to head with the new Ryzen 5 7600X in over 50 games. Yes, the 5800X3D is impressive, but can it counter the advantage of going AM5?
Time for a massive benchmark comparison between the Ryzen 5 7600X and Core i5-13600K, covering 54 games across three resolutions using the GeForce RTX 4090.
What just happened? Since launching in September, AMD's Zen 4 processors have struggled to sell against Intel's Raptor Lake due to price and compatibility disadvantages. Team Red has addressed the situation with deep price cuts around the globe, but it's unclear if these are permanent drops or just holiday deals.
In context: A couple of weeks ago we posted an update looking into how AMD's Zen 4 CPU launch fared and today we're back with a similar preliminar analysis, but this time looking at Intel's Raptor Lake launch. These are the two big CPU launches of 2022 and after examining some of the numbers, it's pretty clear that one release has gone a lot better than the other.
The big picture: As you know, AMD launched their new Zen 4, Ryzen 7000 processors about two weeks ago now and hopefully you've all seen our reviews of the four models. There are a number of strengths to these new parts, including performance -- however, AMD is facing a bit of a hurdle since their introduction, and that is convincing people to actually buy them.
A big point of contention with Zen 4 CPUs is that they run very hot. AMD says it's all by design, but how about we throw a basic air cooler to see if the 7600X throttles when under load?
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.
We've got to admit that when we purchased these cheap 8GB DDR5-4800 memory sticks, we did so expecting them to be pretty bad and much slower than our DDR4-3200 memory in most instances. But, surprise...