AMD Ryzen 9 7900X / Ryzen 9 7950X Benchmarks Show Impressive Zen 4 Linux Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 26 September 2022. Page 4 of 22. 69 Comments

One of the areas I am always most eager to test out with the new CPUs... The compile time performance.

AMD Ryzen 7900 Series Linux CPU Benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7900 Series Linux CPU Benchmarks

There is terrific speed-ups moving form the Ryzen 9 5900 series to Ryzen 9 7900 series if frequently compiling code.

AMD Ryzen 7900 Series Linux CPU Benchmarks

The Ryzen 9 7950X desktop processor was able to build the Godot game engine in just over 50 seconds!

AMD Ryzen 7900 Series Linux CPU Benchmarks

Or the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X can achieve a default Linux kernel build in just under 40 seconds! The Ryzen 9 5950X meanwhile took one minute.

AMD Ryzen 7900 Series Linux CPU Benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7900 Series Linux CPU Benchmarks

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900 series were much faster than the prior AMD Zen 3/2 processors for code compilation thanks to the Zen 4 improvements as well as benefiting from DDR5 memory. But the faster build times did also lead to higher power consumption from the Ryzen 9 7900 series processors.

AMD Ryzen 7900 Series Linux CPU Benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7900 Series Linux CPU Benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7900 Series Linux CPU Benchmarks

But if frequently compiling code on your desktop/workstation, the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 series shows itself to be a very strong choice for a developer system.


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