AMD Ryzen Benchmarks: Gaming, Computing, Power Consumption
AMD Ryzen is going to be the top dog from AMD when it comes out next year. The AMD Ryzen chip has 8 cores and 16 threads much like the $1000 Intel 6900K but we are not sure of the pricing of the AMD chip and it is more than likely that AMD will be pricing the chip lower in order to provide users with competitive pricing and in order to beat their rivals in their own game. Here we have some AMD Ryzen Benchmarks that are very interesting.
AMD Ryzen Benchmarks: Clock Speeds
From these AMD Ryzen Benchmarks we can see that the chip has the following speeds:
- Base clock: 3.15 GHz
- Turbo all-core: 3.3 GHz
- Turbo one-core: 3.5 GHz
According to this, it is more than likely that these AMD Ryzen Benchmarks are from before the New Horizon event. Which means that the chips tested here are slower than what we saw at the event.
If you do not see the performance that you expected then you should not be disappointed. It is more than likely that the AMD Ryzen chip will perform better than what you see here.
AMD Ryzen Benchmarks: Rendering Performance
Here we can see that when it comes to comparing the AMD Ryzen chip to previous AMD chips there is a huge performance improvement and you can see in these AMD Ryzen benchmarks that the chip is able to beat the i7-6800K. The following programs have been used to get these AMD Ryzen benchmarks:
- Encodage HB H.264 & H.265
- PovRay 3.7
- Blender 3D
- 3DSMax 2015 / Mental Ray
- Corona Benchmark
From what we see here, the Ryzen chip is a huge improvement over the FX-8370.
AMD Ryzen benchmarks: Gaming Performance
Next up we have the gaming performance of the chip. Keep in mind that these are unoptimized benchmarks so what you will be getting at launch will be better than what you see here. The following games have been tested for this benchmark:
- Far Cry 4
- Grid: Auto Sport
- Battlefield 4
- Arma III
- X3: Terran Conflict
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Anno 2070
Here we can see that the modestly clocked AMD Ryzen chip falls short as compared to Intel CPUS but that is ok. AMD engineers are tweaking with the CPU as we speak and we will get the best possible performance at launch.
Plus we saw great potential when it comes to gaming at the New Horizon even, so no worries.
AMD Ryzen Benchmarks: Power Consumption
Benchmarks show that the AMD Ryzen chip is great when it comes to power consumption. It uses 93 watts while the 6900K uses 96 watts. This might not be a huge margin but it is a win nevertheless. This is a huge improvement over the power consumption of previous AMD CPUs.
These AMD Ryzen benchmarks are most likely from older samples so there is still a lot of headroom available, these are not accurate representations of what we will be getting in the final versions that will be available at launch next year but we can get a good idea of what the chip will be capable off.
It is not likely that the chip will be able to beat the 6900K according to these benchmarks but then again if the pricing is right I do not think that AMD will need to compete with the enthusiast-grade CPUs anyways. What do you think about these AMD Ryzen benchmarks?