AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Linux Performance
In total I ran more than 300 benchmarks across all of these tested Intel/AMD desktop CPUs on Ubuntu Linux. Those wishing to see all of these benchmarks in full plus per-test power consumption data as well as performance-per-dollar charts can see this OpenBenchmarking.org result file for my entire (non-gaming) dataset. There is a wide range of workloads tested in trying to appeal to all different usages.
Across the entire span of 333 benchmarks carried out on all of the processors, above is a look at the CPU power consumption across that roughly 24 hour span of tests. On average the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X was drawing around 91 Watts under load, during the brief idle periods dipped as low as 5.5 Watts, and had a peak recorded power consumption of 146 Watts. The Ryzen 7 7700X with a 91 Watt average is quite good considering for the same duration of tests the Ryzen 9 5900X that was often exhibiting similar performance had a 104 Watt average.
If taking the geometric mean of all 333 benchmarks carried out under Linux, the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X came out even ahead of the Ryzen 9 5950X thanks to the mix of single and multi-threaded benchmarks. The Ryzen 7 7700X was also just behind the Intel Core i9 12900K Alder Lake processor with this large mix of benchmarks. Again, see the aforelinked OB result file for those wanting to dig through all 333 benchmarks in fine detail.
Separate from those 333 benchmarks are all of the Linux gaming benchmarks. You can see all of the Linux gaming results via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.
During just the Linux gaming tests the Ryzen 7 7700X was running with a 63 Watt average and 115 Watt peak, a similar average to the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X.
With not many Linux games leveraging 16+ threads, the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X was effectively tied with the AMD Ryzen 9 7900 series as the fastest processors tested for Linux gaming and much faster than Zen 3 or Intel Alder Lake.
At $399 USD the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X is a nice mid-range desktop processor. However, the cost of the initial AMD X670 motherboards and DDR5 system memory may make such a build more costly for now while with time we will see more affordable AM5 motherboards come to market as well as less expensive DDR5 memory. In any event as shown by these many Linux benchmarks the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X can make for a fine Linux desktop. Just keep in mind you will want to be running a very recent Linux distribution especially if wanting to make use of the iGPU and have less worries about any motherboard compatibility issues. But overall my time with the AMD Zen 4 CPUs on Linux has been going pleasant and there is terrific generational uplift from the Ryzen 5000 series.
Thanks to AMD for supplying the launch-day review hardware and stay tuned to Phoronix for follow-up benchmarks as any Linux optimizations materialize, Znver4 compiler tuning becomes to available, and other maturity of the open-source software stack that makes Linux performance always fun and exciting.
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