AMD has revealed the first details of its 3rd Generation Ryzen processors at the Las Vegas CES trade show and started proceedings by benchmarking an 8-core/16-thread 3rd Generation Ryzen CPU against a similar IntelINTC +1.13% CPU -presumably the Core i9-9900K.
In the Cinebench benchmark. the AMD CPU won by a small margin, but had significantly lower power consumption.
The benchmark reveals multi-threaded performance 14% faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X, although I should state that the latter was tested on my own system so variables such as memory speed and timings will come in to play so the results are not directly comparable.
However, what is clear is that core-for-core, AMD is level with Intel in terms of performance here, which points at a decent increase in IPC or frequency or both for Zen 2 CPUs.
Even more impressive were the power consumption numbers. the AMD system drew just 133W compared to 180W for the equivalent Intel system, which is likely thanks to the 7nm manufacturing process. This points at Zen 2 CPUs offering much-improved efficiency and the possibility of much higher frequencies, which recent leaks and rumors seem to point at.
Sadly, that’s all AMD revealed today, with no information of core counts, frequencies, models or pricing, with the closing statement being that the new CPUs will be available in Q2 2019. However, the benchmark comparison doesn’t necessarily mean that the maximum core count will be 8 – AMD was likely just doing a like-for-like comparison.
As expected, the new CPUs are confirmed to work with existing AM4 motherboards and 3rd generation Ryzen will also support PCI-E 4.0.
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