AMD Zen 4 line-up of processors is set to release later this week, and the Ryzen 7000 processors are shaping up to be quite exciting. With a September 27 release date, the review embargo period is nearly over (26th Sep).

Now, foreign media site sisoftware published benchmarks for the upcoming Ryzen 5 7600x and paints an excellent picture of the future of AMD’s Zen 4 (Raphael) line-up.

As can be seen below in the performance tests, the Ryzen 5 7600X is about 48% faster than Ryzen 5 5600X, but it also has a much higher power consumption.

AMD Zen 5 Ryzen 7000 Motherboards

According to the website’s testing, the Ryzen 5 7600X shows an impressive uplift over its predecessor. The review has used various instruction sets to compare the performance of the processors, and it estimates an improvement of nearly 48% over the last generation.

As seen above, the Ryzen 5 7600X is no slouch. It can also compete with higher-tier Alder Lake parts like the Core i5- 12600K. Compared with its predecessor, Ryzen 5 5600x, the performance also looks impressive but has a higher TDP cost.

The Ryzen 5 5600X was considered a very efficient processor when it was released. But AMD seems to be taking a different route this time, sacrificing efficiency for maximum performance.

Ryzen 5 7600X has a 61% higher power consumption than its predecessor consuming around 142W at max load compared with 88W of Ryzen 5 5600x.

AMD Ryzen 7600X Power Consumption

While the launch price has remained consistent across both generations, the Ryzen 5 5600X is much cheaper, selling below $200. This hurts the value proposition of Zen 4 most affordable offering.

The cost of upgrading to Zen 4 is also much higher than prior generations. A new AM5 platform and exclusive DDR5 Ram support will make the Ryzen 5 7600X a more expensive upgrade over the previous jump. 

The official Zen 4 launch is just a few days away. More reviews are expected to come out soon, providing information on the upcoming processors.

Intel is also expected to showcase Raptor Lake soon finally. A recent Intel Core i9-13900K PassMark score has also surfaced, setting high expectations for the upcoming generation.

AMD and Intel look incredibly competitive in this generation, and the new products are just around the corner. PC enthusiasts worldwide can expect to learn more about the upcoming AMD products in just a few days. 

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