AMD Ryzen 5 1600X '$260' Outperforms Intel’s '$430 i7 6800K Performance, Reveals New Benchmark [Video]
Recent benchmarks reveal that how fast the AMD's Ryzen processors will be, and now they're painting a rather worrying picture for Intel. The latest data claims that AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X is outperforming Intel's Core i7-6800K in both single-threaded and multi-threaded tests in the CPU-Z benchmark tool.
The Ryzen 5 1600X is slated at the price tag of just $259, while Intel's Core i7-6850K retails for a big price of $610. The two CPUs offer similar specifications, with similar frequencies, 6 cores and 12 threads each. While the AMD processor having a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7GHz and the Intel chip of 3.8GHz. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X beat the slightly higher-clocked Intel CPU, but it has a much lower TDP or power consumption of 95W when compared to a TDP of 140W for the Intel Core i7-6850K, which means that it runs cooler, Forbes reported.
However, the lowly Core i7-7700K costs $100 more than the supposed retail price of the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, which is a huge amount at this time in the market. Still if the AMD CPU can be pushed to around just 4.5GHz, it would then also make for a vastly better offering. In anything remotely multi-threaded AMD Ryzen 5 1600X will likely be significantly faster, even if clocked slower too.
AMD will offer at least three 8-core 16-thread Ryzen CPUs firstly. Two 95 watt Black Editions, the 1800X and the 1700X, also a 65W 1700 chip. These CPUs will perform competitively with Intel's $1000+ 8-core 16-thread i7 6900K and 5960X whilst coming at a half to one third the price. In the mid-range, AMD will actually offer 6-core 12-thread CPUs, which will compete at the same price bracket that's currently occupied by Intel's flock of i5 chips, as per WccFtech.
The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processors are the CPUs that will be the most troublesome to Intel, as AMD will be selling chips at fewer than half the cost of the equivalent Intel. So gamers can now have even faster PCs, with a significant saving. This is money now spared up for the graphics card, so when Vega launches in a few months time, the gamers will build an all-AMD gaming PC that will kick some serious performance at what seems like a possibly big savings on the entire system.