The Ryzen 5 7600X is AMD’s core offering for the budget gaming audience. Featuring six Zen 4 cores and sixteen threads, it offers a substantial performance boost over its Zen 3 predecessor. We’re looking at gains of up to 40% over the Ryzen 5000 parts. More importantly, the cheapest Raphael chip not only levels with but also beats the fastest Intel offering on the market vis-à-vis the Core i9-12900K.
Out of all the games tested by Mydrivers, the Ryzen 5 7600X is on par or faster than the Core i9-12900K. The Ryzen 7 7700X and 7900X pull ahead in specific titles, but in most, the 7600X is more than sufficient for gamers using 60 to 120Hz monitors. You can read the reviews of the 7700X and the 7900X below:
- AMD Ryzen 7 7700X vs. Intel Core i7-12700K: Which is the Better CPU?
- AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Review: Retaking the Gaming Crown with Potent Ray Tracing CPU Performance