Zen 3: AMD drives the nail in
The main changes and components of the Zen 3 architecture have been briefly presented here. The first leaks on the performance of these processors are starting to arrive.
The Ryzen 5800X : an 8 cores / 16 threads that sends wood
The main improvement of Zen 3 would concern the CPI, which can still be debated when we ask ourselves the question of buying a CPU for a gaming machine. So this first bench gives a trend but we’ll have to be very careful.
The leak comes from the APISAK leaker and concerns the Ashes of Singularity (AosT) bench
R7 5800X VS i9-10900K pic.twitter.com/eXLc9WmMz8
— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) September 29, 2020
If we take a closer look at the data in this screenshot, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is opposed to an Intel Core i9-10900K (10 cores / 20 threads).
If we take an average of all the tests performed, we get a +16% boost. Keep in mind that the Intel CPU is capable of running 5.3Ghz
CapframeX offers a comparison with a 3800X and gets a good +27% boost…
However, more elements and more tests will be needed to be able to make a real opinion of the 5800X. Clearly, it seems that it will perform better than a 3800X. Now we have to wait for its price positioning. AMD seems to want to introduce these new CPUs while preserving the Ryzen 3xxx. Which would simply mean that they will be more expensive…