A purported AMD Ryzen 9 9900X Geekbench 6 CPU test run has been surfaced by Benchleaks. The single-threaded score of 3,401 points is remarkable and, if genuine, would go straight to the top of the Geekbench 6 processor benchmark charts. A reported multi-threaded benchmark score of 19,756 points is less impressive for a 24T part, but isn’t shamed by the best consumer 24T CPUs from Intel.

AMD Ryzen 9 9900X Geekbench 6 result

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The Geekbench result you see above appears to come from a user testing a new Asus system earlier today. In addition to the new AMD ‘Granite Ridge’ desktop CPU, the system uses the ROG Crosshair X670E Gene motherboard as its foundation. An ample 32GB of DDR5 RAM is installed in the system.

Looking closer at the CPU specifications surfaced by Geekbench 6, the chip under scrutiny is a Ryzen 9000 part using the Zen 5 microarchitecture. It wields 12 cores and 24 threads, and Geekbench 6 reports that the processor’s base frequency is 4.40 GHz, while it can boost to 5.66 GHz. The chip is also running with a TDP of 120W.

For some perspective, let us compare the new AMD ‘Granite Ridge’ desktop CPU against some well-known recent Intel rivals, as well as one of the best Zen 4 beasts…

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Geekbench 6 tests

AMD Ryzen 9 9900X

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D

Intel Core i9-13900KS

Intel Core i9-14900K

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It is worth reiterating the significant jump in single threaded benchmark test results we are seeing with the new Zen 5 sample. In this part of the Geekbench 6 test it is 16.5% faster than the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D, and against the prior single-core champ, the Intel Core i9-13900KS, it is 9.5% faster.

We of course have to add a pinch of salt to benchmark results that are unearthed in online databases, as there are known cases of people uploading deceptive results, but the AMD Ryzen 9 9900X results are not outlandish. This result also helps build excitement for the upcoming Ryzen 9000 desktop processors, as the tested sample seems to have performed so well with a very respectable 120W TDP.

AMD will ship these new Zen 5 architecture desktop CPUs later this month and we can’t wait to put them through our extensive testing.

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