AMD RyZen is an upcoming flagship processor that will be based on the Zen architecture. The CPU will be able to undertake Intel i7 series processors, according to AMD. Recent benchmarks in which the RyZen was compared with the Intel i7-6900K and i7-7700K got leaked on the Chinese forums. The results reveals that the RyZen is quite powerful CPU, and can stand against top desktop processor from Intel.
The RYZEN chip has been tested in the benchmarks was allegedly the same model that was used in the New Horizon demonstration. The leaker has benchmarked the processor in Cinebench R15 and Fritz Chess. However, there is no direct comparison made but he has stated that more benchmarks will be posted in the coming days.
AMD is going to be using the RyZen branding for their Zen based processors. The original CPU architecture will be based on Zen and the platform will be known as Summit Ridge. The RyZen CPU is going to feature 8 cores and 16 threads that too with a shared cache of 4 MB + 16 (8+8) MB (L2+ L3), according to WccFtech.
The chip clocked at 3.4 GHz base clock and features simultaneous multi threading. It has an IPC gain, which exceeds AMD's goal of 40%. AMD has also stated the fact that this chip features a 95W TDP which is quite an impressive feat for the specs featured on RYZEN.
Company also said that the 3.4 GHz AMD RyZen chip is the base model and there will be even faster models with higher clock speeds.
In Cinebench R15 benchmark, the AMD RyZen scored 1188 cb points in the CPU rendering test. The Core i7-7700K scores 966 points at stock, while 1083 points when overclocked to 5 GHz. The Core i7-6900K processor scores up to 1500 cb points while the Core i7-6950X flagship CPU scores beyond 1800 cb points at stock clocks.
In other benchmark named, Fritz Chess benchmark, the chip has scored a relative score of 36.86 points and 17693 Kilo Nodes per second. Intel's Broadwell-E processors, Core i7-6900K score 22500 points in the same benchmark with the top 10 core Core i7-6950X scoring more than 24000 points. However, the relative speed was not available for the Intel processors.
The one and only difference was in the clock speeds, where the RyZen chip was clocked at 3.4 GHz (Unknown boost clock) and Intel's chip was clocked at stock speed of 3.2 GHz (Boost up to 3.7 GHz). AMD RyZen managed to deliver the same amount of performance as the $999 US Intel chip with lower power input i.e. 95W.
The upcoming Zen CPU will use the AMD X370-based motherboards, with an AM4 socket. X370 is a chipset for advanced users, overclockers who like to have everything under control.
According to DigiWorthy, AMD RyZen is planned for launch in Q1 2017, around February - March. Fans should expect more details on pricing of Zen architecture at CES 2017.