Ironically, AMD’s Ryzen 5 7600X has risen to the top of the Userbench despite the latter’s criticism of the Zen family in the form of crude and unprofessional comments. The Zen 4 lineup’s upcoming release, though, has taken UB off guard. The hex-core Raphael chip has climbed to the top of the UB database’s “Effective Speed” ratings thanks to a leaked benchmark. This test simply shows whether a processor has a single core or two cores, to put it simply.
With its forthcoming chips, AMD has mostly concentrated on IPC and core clocks, therefore UB’s rating criteria have bitten AMD in the arse. This time, AMD will lead in lightly threaded workloads like gaming and multimedia while Intel will excel in multi-threaded workloads like simulations and content creation. In just two generations, the addition of the E-cores has more than doubled the number of threads available in Intel’s consumer portfolio. While AMD’s Ryzen CPUs are still only capable of supporting 16 cores, Intel’s soon-to-be-released 13th Gen Raptor Lake series will support up to 24 cores.
According to UB’s own single-threaded benchmark, the Ryzen 7 7600X outperforms the Core i5-12600K by 28% in single-core performance, 11% in dual-core performance, 15% in quad-core performance, and 6% in octa-core performance. The difference between the 7600X’s six cores and the 12600K’s 10 cores (6P+4E) speaks volumes about how the CPU market has evolved.