AMD Ryzen 9 9950X CPU is 46% faster than 7950X in leaked test

Unlimited power (kind of).

This image shows an AMD chip.

It seems like only yesterday that the AMD Ryzen 9000 CPU line became official. That’s probably because it was. Well, time waits for nobody, especially not in the world of tech leaks. That’s why some benchmark test results have already emerged. The good news, though, is that they seem to be a fair bit faster than their predecessors.

According to the leaks, the next-gen Ryxen 9 9950X is apparently 46% faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X. That’s a staggering increase in performance, if it’s true, although we’d recommend taking leaks with a little bit of scepticism. Without more tests, a lot of things could be influencing the results. If it’s correct, though, Zen 5 CPUs could help AMD hit a new high in its ongoing war with Intel.

Let’s get into the specifics, which RedGamingTech spotted online. In single-thread Cinebench 2024 tests, AMD Ryzen 9 9950X and 9900X hit 170 points, which is substantially more than Ryzen 9 7950’s 120 points and more than Intel’s i9-14900K’s 136 points. The increase here is painfully visible and could be huge if it holds up in other tests.

This image shows the test results from the Cinebench R24 tests.

It’s a similar story with the multi-thread tests. AMD 9950X reaches a lofty 3,000 points, while the 9900X scores 2,200. It’s no surprise that Ryzen 9 9950X takes the lead with 16 cores and 32 threads. That’s not to discount 9900X’s 12-core, 24-thread approach. After all, the chip still seems to go toe-to-toe with a 24-core and 32-thread Intel Core i9-14900K. This could simply be the generational leap of Zen 5 or the difference in traditional versus hybrid architecture.

There are a few caveats to these figures, however. First of all, whoever conducted the Cinebench 2024 tests likely rounded scores to the nearest hundred. This means they’re not entirely accurate right now. Secondly, this is just one test that needs a peer review before we can put stock in it. And finally, we don’t know the other hardware, what TDP the tests used, the cooling solution, or, really, anything. The clock frequency could sit between 5.8GHz and 6.1GHz, but this hasn’t yet been verified.

Overall, we’re supposedly in for a huge multi-threaded boost compared to current-gen AMD and Intel. We can’t wait to dive deeper into Zen 5 to see what makes it tick.