We are just days from Ryzen’s official launch, there is a lot of excitement in the air, especially after few leaks regarding its performance surfaced recently. Continuing on the streak of leaks we have been receiving throughout the month, new benchmark has surfaced from XFASTEST.com that answers the burning question: Does Ryzen live up to its hype?
The answer is yes. Ryzen does indeed look like a return to form for AMD. Before we see the benchmark results, here is Ryzen 7 1700X in all its glory.
Ryzen CPUs are PGA design unlike LGA design we are used to seeing in Intel CPUs.
Now to the benchmark itself, the 1700X has earned a physics score 17916 in Fire Strike, CPUmark score of 583 and Cinebench R15 score of 1537.
In comparison, the $1000 Haswell-based Intel Core i7-5960X earned around 1300 in Fire Strike, a score of 561 in CPUmark and a 1318 score in Cinebench R15.
Thus far, Ryzen is looking very attractive. AMD is bringing the kind of performance Intel would typically reserve for CPUs that cost $1000 and above. Synthetic benchmarks aside, what nearly everyone wants to see are gaming benchmarks. If Ryzen manages to succeed on that front as well, then Intel will have a hell of a competition.
Ryzen reviews are expected to go live on February 28, three days before it is officially available in the market.