Review: Ryzen 9 7950X processor (with ASRock X670E Taichi motherboard)

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Review: Ryzen 9 7950X with ASRock X670E Taichi motherboard

    The year is 2022, and the Ryzen iteration ZEN4 has arrived. in this review, we test and benchmark the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. Loaded with 16 CPU cores on that updated processor architecture and an entirely new platform that supports PCIe Gen 5, DDR5, and a processor that's easily passing 5 GHz. We'll test this processor with the ASRock X670E Taichi motherboard.

    Read the review here.

    URL: https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-ryzen-9-7950x-review,1.html
     
  2. mackintosh

    mackintosh Master Guru

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    Well, looks like I can comfortably sit this one out, as expected. Better save my money for a GPU.
     
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    100% agree , skip cpu and buy gpu for this year ...
     
  4. Solfaur

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    Will get interesting when the X3D refresh launches, until then... meh.
     
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    I just read the TPU reviews as well and I am waiting on X3D model before buying.

    Price vs Performance the 12600K or 12400F OC'ed is a better value even at 4K for gaming. Can spend more money on the GPU.
     
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    Same in my case, as expected doesn't bring any performance increase in 4k gaming, nor does faster ddr5 memory.
    Cooling is quite extreme for this series, pretty much forces you to spend extra on a decent AIO.
     
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  7. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    Tbh 4K gaming will only be with GPUs so I am also happy with 5900x with my 32:9 display. GPU maybe just maybe
     
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    Perfectly happy with my 12700K I got last year. Don't see myself upgrading CPU any time soon. Although it will be interesting to see how Ryzen 7000 compares vs Intel 13000.

    Wow I just noticed 91.5 C with AIO cooler. So rumors were true.
     
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  9. NewTRUMP Order

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    So, what I get from this article concerning gaming, is you just need a 5800X3D and a top tier gpu. Will the 4090 and 7950 be able to stretch their fps legs even more? Or will it still be just the 5800X3D and 4090? [​IMG]
     
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    Def keeping my 5800X3D and cheap second hand 3090 combo now. Zero reason for new ram, mobo, cpu, waterblock etc
     
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    i believe this was the chance intel waited for.
     
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  12. pegasus1

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    I might just replace my 3800x with a 5800xd and drop in another 32gb of RAM, my 6900xt is good enough for now if the 7900xt isn't spectacular.
     
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    Relax Intel 13k is just a tad faster in gaming, depending on model.

    I'm hunting a 200e z690 mobo DDR4 and a 12700F (currently at 380e).
    Basically I'm willing to pay 100e more for the 8P cores.
     
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    Considering everything we've gleamed I'd seriously consider waiting for the 3D cache versions (probably the "missing" 7800 SKU) and/or Intel's Meteor Lake. 13K will probably just match these, or slightly improve on them, but certainly not enough to warrant an upgrade. Unless you really need an upgrade, but then I'd just get the 12700K tbh, it's still the best all rounder.
     
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    Get the MSI Mortar MAX WIFI DDR4 if you will NOT get a K CPU. It will allow you to OC the bclock on the F model CPU.

    The Z model MB will work with K model cpus to OC.

    Plus the Z MB and K CPU will allow mem voltage OC so its a toss up. FAST DDR4 DOES matter to max performance so just saying if its within 50 USD/Euros to a K model, I would get a K model.
     
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    Great article and some golden words:" AMD did an Intel this time"....I will keep my trusty 5950X for at least one more step until LNC will become the norm for everyday use.

    This year winter IS NOT coming because we have RTX 4090, AND RYZEN 7950X and possibly AMD RDNA 3????
     
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    Are we looking at the same charts here? This is a major leap in productivity workloads; far faster than I expected. Obviously gaming performance isn't going to be of any interest - why would it be? A 12400 is barely any slower while being more than 3x cheaper. I don't get how often you people need to be told that CPUs hardly matter for gaming anymore.

    However... that power draw.... that's unappealing for a stock configuration. The 7700X seems be a lot more sensible.
     
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    I think the MAJORITY of us here are GAMER and Enthusiast first so we look at gaming performance.

    Some of us WFH or run businesses so yeh, in those instances, the 7900 + 7950 kicks total ass all over the place for workstation type uses.

    But for us gamers who are still looking at crazy 500+ USD entry level GPU, we gotta save every $ or Euro (not worthless crypto) to balance the budget.

    Insane times requires insane sacrifices such as 12400F class CPU + $800 GPUs to justify purchases.
     
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    A 7900x is £600 on its own, then a 670E plus DDR5 and maybe even a new CPU block.
    Think il stick with a current gen upgrade.
     
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    What productivity?
    0.5 seconds faster on excel?
    Faster windows explorer?

    Most the media content is usually rendered on video card so no use there.

    As for working from home, most cases involves a laptop on company vpn not some custom build gaming pc lol.
     
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