A CPU-Z benchmark of the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X has surfaced (courtesy of APISAK) highlighting the single and multi-threaded capabilities of the Zen 4 processor. The former gets a mild to moderate upgrade, but the latter is a sizable improvement over its Zen 3 predecessor. With a multi-threaded score of 8,381 points, the Ryzen 7 7700X performs nearly the same as the Intel Alder Lake-S flagship, the 16-core i9-12900K.
It looks like Raphael is a proper generation upgrade, after all, offering 20-25% more multi-threaded performance than the 5800X without even bumping the core counts. The single-thread performance is rather mediocre, leaving the 7700X sandwiched between the Core i5-12600K and the 12700K. This indicates that Zen 4 offers roughly the same levels of lightly threaded performance as Alder Lake.
At the same time, it is worth remembering that according to AMD’s own testing, CPU-Z sees almost no IPC gain with Zen 4 whereas games and content creation workloads get a hefty IPC uplift of 12-24%. And this is without taking into account the higher boost clocks.