AMD Ryzen 9 7900 Non-X is up to 34% Faster Than 5900X in Games

AMD boasts about the performance of Ryzen 7900 non-X CPU ahead of its launch next month. Claims it's faster than Ryzen 5900X by up to 34% in games.

AMD intends to launch the new Ryzen 7000 non-X Desktop CPU series next month, with 3 SKUs in total being planned to arrive on January 10th, namely the Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600.

These CPUs will be based on the Zen 4 architecture and will feature the same cores / threads as their X-series counterparts, however, they will operate at lower clocks and will have a 65W TDP.

We are still two weeks away from the official launch date, and as such there are no current reviews available for the upcoming non-X CPUs, but according to new leaked slides from, AMD claims that the Ryzen 9 7900 non-X CPU is faster than the Zen 3 based Ryzen 5900X in games by up to 34%.

AMD Ryzen 9 7900 vs Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 vs Ryzen 9 5900X | Source:

The 65W Ryzen 9 7900 and 105W Ryzen 9 5900X were both tested against each other across a wide range of games at 1080p resolution, they were both paired with the Sapphire Radeon RX 6950XT NITRO+.

The Ryzen 9 7900 came out on top in all 12 games tested with an average improvement of around 19% compared to previous gen 5900X. The biggest margin between the two CPUs was seen in Far Cry 6 with the Ryzen 7900 having a 34% performance gain over the 5900X, while the lowest was in Assassin’s Creed : Valhala where the Ryzen 7900 only managed a 3% improvement. Here are the full results:

SystemRyzen 9 7900
DDR5 6000
Radeon RX 6950XT
Ryzen 9 5900X
DDR4 3600
Radeon RX 6950XT
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla197.0 FPS191.0 FPS3%
Borderlands 3248.9 FPS209.1 FPS19%
CS:GO603.6 FPS516.0 FPS17%
F1 2021403.8 FPS299.7 FPS35%
Far Cry 6176.3 FPS131.6 FPS34%
Fortnite270.9 FPS247.3 FPS10%
League of Legends387.4 FPS349.6 FPS11%
Metro Exodus187.1 FPS185.4 FPS1%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider283.8 FPS224.6 FPS26%
Strange Brigade442.7 FPS339.8 FPS30%
Total War: Three Kingdoms Battle256.1 FPS198.8 FPS29%
Worlds of Tanks Encode (1080p Ultra)445.5 FPS405.4 FPS10%
Ryzen 7000 Series Specs

The 19% average improvement in gaming compared to last gen is certainly impressive considering the fact that the Ryzen 7900 non-X is a 65W CPU as opposed to the 105W TDP of the 5900X.

Bear in mind that the newer Ryzen 9 7900 on the AM5 platform was paired with a 6000 MHz DDR5 memory as opposed to the 3600 MHz DDR4 memory paired with the Ryzen 9 5900X.

AMD Ryzen 7000 Non-X CPUs Pricing Release Date
Ryzen 7000 Non-X CPUs Launch Date | Source:

The Ryzen 9 7900 will be accompanied by its siblings, the Ryzen 7 7700 and Ryzen 5 7600 on the official launch, these CPUs will have a price tag of $429, $329, $229 respectively as revealed by AMD. Here’s how the entire Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPU lineup is shaping up to be:

ProcessorCores / ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockMSRP at LaunchCurrent Price
Ryzen 9 7950X16C / 32T4.5 GHz5.7 GHz$699$568.99
Ryzen 9 7900X12C / 24T4.7 GHz5.6 GHz$549$439.99
Ryzen 9 790012C / 24T3.7 GHz5.4 GHz$429
Ryzen 7 7700X8C / 16T4.5 GHz5.4 GHz$399$349
Ryzen 7 77008C / 16T3.8 GHz5.3 GHz$329
Ryzen 5 7600X6C / 12T4.7 GHz5.3 GHz$299$238
Ryzen 5 76006C / 12T3.8 GHz5.1 GHz$229
Ryzen 7000 Series Specs


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