AMD Zen ES vs Intel Core i7 5960X AotS Synthetic Benchmarks Are Here
Yesterday, benchmarks of AMD Zen Engineering Samples leaked out via the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database. The results came from Zen ES 1D2801A2M88E4_32/28_N which indicates a base clock speed of 2.8 GHz with turbo frequency up to 3.2 GHz. Since Engineering Samples run at much lower clocks for preliminary testing purposes, we expect the final flagship SKUs to have clock speeds in the range of 4.0~4.4 GHz.
Today, folks over at Guru3D published further performance analysis by putting the AMD Zen ES vs Intel Core i7 5960X. But, before we dive into the results, I would advise you to take these with a grain of salt as the benchmarks are based on a highly un-optimised platform and as mentioned above, the final product will be much faster than engineering sample processors.
AMD Zen ES vs Intel Core i7 5960X AotS Benchmarks
We know that the Core i7 5960X has 8 cores and 16 threads. Using the Zen ES benchmarks posted yesterday, Guru3D downclocked the i7 5960X towards 3200 MHz to match the maximum boost frequency of the Zen ES CPU which also features the same 8C / 16T configuration.
Next they setup a system for an 8-core AMD FX 8370 again running at 3200 MHz. So basically, we have three processors all clocked at the same frequency. Other specs of the test bench include:
- 16 GB of memory
- Radeon RX 480 with the latest 16.8.1 driver
- Ashes of Singularity built 1.30.21168.0
Now let’s move to AMD Zen ES vs Intel Core i7 5960X benchmark results. Just like the leaked results, the benchmark was run in four stress test modes at 1080p.
That is all to it. Once again, keep in mind that these are preliminary results so do consider them as subjective, and wait until the final product hits the shelves earlier next year with proper benchmarks.