Another day, another AMD Zen-based processor leak. A French tech magazine, Canard PC, has managed to get their hands on an unreleased 8-core Ryzen processor and has since released their Zen-based processor’s performance benchmarks.
In total, the unreleased AMD 8-core Ryzen processor went through three major benchmarks: CPU-intesive tasks, gaming, and power consumption. The same processor was also put up a handful of processors from both AMD and Intel. Those aside, in the first test, folks from Canard PC tested the 8-core Ryzen processor in a series of CPU-intesive tasks that include: H.264 and H265 video encoding, WPrime, Blender, Corona, and 3DSMax 2015.
When it comes to CPU-intesive tasks, it was found that the unreleased Ryzen processor performed better compared to Intel’s Core i7-6700K and Core i7-6800K processors. That said, the AMD CPU still fell short of Intel’s Core i7-6900K CPU – by a noticeable margin too. The second test focused more on gaming. The Ryzen CPU was benchmarked using a series of games such as Far Cry 4, Battlefield 4, Anno 2070, and many more.
The results of AMD’s unreleased Ryzen CPU in the second test wasn’t very promising to say the least. The processor was beaten by numerous Intel processors including the Core i5-6600K, Core i7-6800K, Core i7-6700K and a few others. Perhaps, gaming solely on the Zen-based processor won’t be a good idea when it’s released next year.
The last and arguably the most important test done by the folks at Canard PC was the power consumption test. In the benchmark, the 8-core Ryzen processor consumed merely 93W of power, which is 2W lower than what AMD had originally stated. In contrast, Intel’s Core i7-6900K drew 96W of power.
Regardless, one has to keep in mind that these tests were done using an unreleased 8-core Ryzen processor (probably an engineering sample). Due to the fact that it may most likely not come with adequate motherboard support and software optimisation, the performance numbers of the AMD processor stated in this article may be different upon its release.