AMD Ryzen 9 9900X “Zen 5” Demoed In Avatar Frontier of Pandora Game Benchmark, Ryzen 9 9950X Flagship Spotted

AMD’s Ryzen 9 9900X & Ryzen 9 9950X “Zen 5” CPUs have been spotted running and in-game benchmarks alongside a 7900 XT GPU.

AMD Ryzen 9 9900X CPU Demoed Running Avatar Frontiers of Pandora Benchmark, Huge Gaming Performance Uplift Showcased

At Computex 2024, AMD announced its next-gen Ryzen 9000 Desktop CPUs based on the Zen 5 core architecture which brings a hefty +16% IPC improvement. In its presentation, AMD showed some nice gaming performance uplifts of the Ryzen 9 9950X against Intel’s top Core i9-14900K chip and it looks like the company also demoed its Ryzen 9 9900X at their demo booth. The folks over at TechpowerUP managed to get a sight of the gaming demo which is our first look at an actual game benchmark being run on the 12-core part.

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The demo shows the AMD Ryzen 9 9900X 12-Core CPU running alongside the Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPU in the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora game benchmark. The game was tested at the 1080p High preset and it looks like the CPU game averaged at 229 FPS, reaching as high as 283 FPS on the Max and 130 FPS on the Min counters.

Although it’s hard to tell if frame generation was being used in this demo, it looks like the score is quite exceptional and if this was being done without frame generation, then we are in for a treat. Based on some benchmarks done by Fister and Beyond FPS, it looks like the game demo might have been using some FSR preset with frame-gen enabled since the score seems a bit too high for a 7900 XTX but while we cannot say for sure, it is still a sight to see the next-gen Ryzen 9000 CPUs running in action a month before launch.

Moving on, Uniko’s Hardware managed to grab a shot of a system running AMD’s flagship Ryzen 9 9950X CPU with 16 of the latest Zen 5 cores. Once again, this shows that retail chips are ready to ship out for sales next month and the new X870E/X870 motherboards will be one nice platform to get these CPUs.

But if you are already running a 600-series motherboard, then you are good to go with what you have. AMD also confirmed that its AM5 platform now has a longevity planned beyond 2027 so that’s a major plus point for going the AMD route.

AMD Ryzen 9000 “Granite Ridge” Desktop CPUs Preliminary Specs:

CPU Name Architecture Cores / Threads Base / Boost Clock Cache Graphics (Integrated) Memory Support TDP Price (MSRP)
Ryzen 9 9950X Zen 5 16/32 4.3 / 5.7 GHz 64 MB L3 + 16 MB L2 2 x RDNA 2 CUs DDR5-5600 120W $699 USD?
Ryzen 9 9900X Zen 5 12/24 4.4 / 5.6 GHz 64 MB L3 + 12 MB L2 2 x RDNA 2 CUs DDR5-5600 120W $549 USD?
Ryzen 7 9700X Zen 5 8/16 3.8 / 5.5 GHz 32 MB L3 + 8 MB L2 2 x RDNA 2 CUs DDR5-5600 65W $399 USD?
Ryzen 5 9600X Zen 5 6/12 3.9 / 5.4 GHz 32 MB L3 + 6 MB L2 2 x RDNA 2 CUs DDR5-5600 65W $299 USD?

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