Yet more benchmarks have leaked for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7 2700X, providing us with some further insight into the sort of performance we can expect from AMD’s upcoming chip. The first wave of AMD 2000-series Ryzen CPUs are due to launch in April, and the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X will be near the top of the pile in terms of performance.

The latest benchmarks come via benchmarking utility Geekbench. The benchmarks demonstrate the Ryzen 7 2700X is an 8-core / 16-thread CPU clocked at a base frequency of 3.7GHz, at least for now. The boost clock speed is, therefore, likely to be around 4.1GHz, although last week’s other leaked results had it pegged at 4.35GHz, although this may be down to overclocking.

As for the results, they allegedly show the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X racking up scores of 4,746 for single core and 24,772 for multi-core performance.

This compares to the previous-gen Ryzen 1700X’s average user scores of 4,062 single-core and 21,206 multi-core performance. That breaks down to a 16.8% improvement on single-core performance and 17.8% faster on the multi-core test. Interestingly, the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 1800X only managed to score 4249 and 21,981 in single and multi-core tests respectively, so the Ryzen 7 2700X holds a significant performance advantage over both processors.

And how does it stack up against Intel? It’s some way behind the Core i7-8700K, particularly in terms of single-core performance, but it does outperform the Core i7-8700’s 22,967 multi-core score.

  Single-Core Multi-Core
Ryzen 7 2700X 4746 24772
Ryzen 7 1700X 4062 21026
Ryzen 7 1800X 4249 21981
Core i7-8700K 5929 25813
Core i7-8700 5340 22967

What we have here then is a new flagship processor that appears to be very capable of going head-to-head with Intel’s current gaming CPU of choice. While the 2700X does fall a little short, it is very competitive in terms of pricing at $369 and does ship with an AMD Wraith cooler.