AMD Ryzen 5 7600 / Ryzen 7 7700 / Ryzen 9 7900 Linux Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 9 January 2023. Page 2 of 16. 47 Comments

Back when the Ryzen 5 7600X, Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 9 7900X, and Ryzen 9 7950X processors launched last year, the Linux support at-launch was in great shape. Even working temperature and power sensors! (Something that frequently lagged behind with past AMD desktop CPU launches...) And since then the Linux support has only matured with various kernel improvements, RadeonSI and RADV graphics drivers continue improving to benefit the integrated RDNA2 graphics, AMD P-State EPP on the way, and the Znver4 support beginning to appear with the GCC and LLVM Clang compilers. So it should be of no surprise that for this Ryzen 7600/7700/7900 launch, the Linux support is in good shape. With no extra/new features to worry about for the Linux support, everything is in good standing.

If you are running a modern Linux distribution you should be in good shape with the Ryzen 7000 series processors.

For gauging the performance the following processors were tested in today's review:

- Intel Core i5 12600K
- Intel Core i9 12900K
- Intel Core i5 13600K
- Intel Core i9 13900K
- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
- AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
- AMD Ryzen 5 5700G
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
- AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
- AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
- AMD Ryzen 5 7600
- AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
- AMD Ryzen 7 7700
- AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
- AMD Ryzen 9 7900
- AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
- AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

Thanks to AMD and Intel for providing the available CPU review samples for Linux testing at Phoronix.

The processors were tested with 2 x 16GB DDR5-6000 memory and then 2 x 16GB DDR4-3600 for the Zen 2/3 platforms, 2TB Samsung 980 PRO NVMe SSD, and AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics.

Benchmark Result

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS was used throughout for all testing while running the Linux 6.0 kernel for having the latest hardware support and optimizations both for AMD and Intel.

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