We’ve already seen benchmarks from AMD’s higher-end Ryzen offerings, but it looks like we have even more. These new results include the 6-core, 12-thread R5 1600X and the four core 1300 as well. The first set of results come from 3DMark’s Fire Strike benchmark and we are talking a look at the Physics scores here.
Taking a look at the scores we can see that AMD’s Ryzen R7 1700X at its base clock of 3.4 GHz manages to beat out the $1089 Intel COre i7-6900K running at 3.2 GHz. The Ryzen processor scores 17,878 against the 6900K’s 17,100. If you do the math if the R7 1700X was to be clocked at the same speed as the 6900K, it would still be faster, clock for clock.
Now when we compare the six-core $259 R5 1600X to the $617 6850K it pretty much has the same score, even though it is running at a full 300 MHz lower.
Now moving on to a per-core analysis of processor speed in the same test suite. You can see that this is a test that does not scale all that well with extra cores. We can however see how much an improvement AMD has achieved with per-core performance. The R7 1700X comes very close to the i7-6900K. Just 8 more days till we see real benchmarks with this processor!