We all pretty much know that PC gamers are looking forward to AMD’s Ryzen CPUs that will be released in early
May March 2017. And while the red team has not revealed any official benchmarks or prices yet, the first gaming-related benchmark (if you can call 3DMark a gaming benchmark application that is) has been leaked online.
Videocardz revealed the first 3D Mark Fire Strike benchmark for AMD’s Ryzen CPUs. While we don’t know the actual models, we do know that the AMD Ryzen: ZD3406BAM88F4_38/34_Y is an eight-core CPU, the AMD Ryzen: ZD3301BBM6IF4_37/33_Y is a six-core CPU, and the AMD Ryzen: ZD3201BBM4KF4_34/32_Y is a quad-core CPU.
According to the leaked 3D Mark Fire Strike benchmark, AMD’s Ryzen eight-core CPU – overclocked at 4Ghz – is almost as fast as Intel’s ten-core i7 6950X CPU; a CPU that costs $1700. With its stock clocks, AMD’s Ryzen eight-core CPU is almost as fast as Intel’s i7 6900K; a CPU that costs $1199.
If these results are legit, if that eight-core model is AMD’s high-end Ryzen product, the AMD R7 1800X, and if it is indeed priced at the $499-699 mark, then we can safely say that AMD has brought a product that will put to shame Intel’s high-end offerings (especially when it comes to the performance/price ratio).
Stay tuned for more!