Ryzen 7000 ‘Dragon Range’ with performance similar to Ryzen 9 7950X

ASUS claims that the upcoming Ryzen 7000 “Dragon Range” notebook processors will match the performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X. How is that possible? Here’s how.

AMD Ryzen 7000 ‘Dragon Range’ with PBO matches desktop Ryzen 9 7950X performance

Ryzen 7000 ‘Dragon Range’ with performance similar to Ryzen 9 7950X

ASUS held the ROG event at CES, where among a number of product announcements, it also claimed that the Ryzen 7000 “Dragon Range” processors for high-end notebooks will match the performance of Ryzen “Zen 4” desktop CPUs with PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) enabled.

This revelation came during the unveiling of the ROG Zephyrus DUO 16 (2023), the company’s new flagship in the notebook segment. This notebook will feature AMD Ryzen 7000-HX ‘Dragon Range’ CPUs that offer a maximum of 16 cores and 32 threads with an amount of 76 MB of cache memory. With PBO support, users can overclock this CPU within its +55W power consumption.

Up to 10% more performance with PBO in Ryzen 7000 ‘Dragon Range’ HX mobile.

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ASUS: “In our tests, we were able to boost performance by up to 10%, putting it in the range of the Ryzen 9 7950X desktop chip.” pic.twitter.com/feqZkLi28e

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“In our tests, we were able to increase performance by up to 10%, putting it in the range of the Ryzen 9 7950X desktop chip.”

via ASUS ROG

ASUS claims that the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7000 “Dragon Range” CPU is capable of matching the performance of the Ryzen 9 7950X, the current top-of-the-line desktop – spectacular performance, in other words. Furthermore, ASUS suggests that the efficiency of these processors would be above the Intel Core Raptor Lake HX variants.

While the Dragon Range is aimed at high-end notebooks with a TDP of +55W, AMD will also introduce Phoenix Point processors with a power range of 35-45W TDP. In the case of the Dragon Range, these would come with integrated graphics with RDNA 2 processing units, so they would share the die of Ryzen Zen 4 desktop CPUs. We will keep you updated on any further developments.