AMD Ryzen 5 7600 / Ryzen 7 7700 / Ryzen 9 7900 Linux Performance
First up are some code compilation benchmarks given the commonality for Linux users to be building software from source, especially with many of our readers being developers...
The code compilation results basically come in right where one would expect with the Ryzen 9 7900 being a little bit slower than the Ryzen 9 7900X but effectively tied with the Core i9 12900K, the Ryzen 7 7700 a little bit slower than the Ryzen 7 7700X but tied to the prior generation Ryzen 9 5900X, and the Ryzen 5 7600 being right behind the Ryzen 5 7600X.
Besides these Zen 4 processors being faster than Zen 3, for the heavy code com[ilation tasks they were generally consuming less power.
And based on current pricing for the released CPUs and the anticipated SEPs for the new parts, they are priced well against the Raptor Lake CPUs tested and existing AMD Zen 4 processors.
The Ryzen 9 7900 could build the Linux kernel its default configuration in less than one minute while even the Ryzen 5 7600X could achieve that feat in less than a minute and a half.
But if frequently doing a heavier kernel build with all kernel modules, on the Ryzen 7 7700 you are over the ten minute mark and where the flagship Ryzen 9 7900 series would provide much better time management.