The first tests of AMD’s next-generation processor, the Ryzen 7 5800X (Vermeer), have appeared on the Internet. This chip is based on the new Zen 3 architecture. And judging by the first results, the architecture turned out to be especially successful.
In the Ashes of The Singularity gaming benchmark at 4K Crazy settings, the new 8-core (16-thread support) AMD Ryzen 7 5800X outperforms the fastest 10-core (20-thread support) Intel Core i9-10900K chip. Although 4K settings are more geared towards testing graphics cards, the Ashes of The Singularity benchmark provides metrics to measure CPU performance. They demonstrate the superiority of the new AMD Ryzen 7 5800X solution with fewer processing cores. Unfortunately, the operating frequency of the AMD processor has not been specified. Previous engineering sample data leaks have mentioned 4.6 GHz. Taking into account the architectural improvements, we can expect the frequency of commercial copies at the level of 4.7-4.8 GHz. The Intel Core i9-10900K processor is capable of operating at up to 5.3 GHz.
The Normal Batch result shows the impressive superiority of the new AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor, delivering 22% faster frame rates than the Intel Core i9-10900K chip. On average, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X has a 16% advantage across all metrics.
The price of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor is currently unknown. However, if we assume that it will be at the same level as that of the existing Ryzen 7 3800X chip, then we can expect the cost of the new solution around $ 350-400. For comparison, the 10-core Intel Core i9-10900K processor, which was inferior in this test, sells for about $ 500. Thus, the 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800X may be out of the price / performance ratio of a competing 10-core processor.
If we add that the Vermeer lineup is also expected to feature a 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X with 24 instruction threads, which could provide an even higher level of performance, it may be difficult for Intel to compete with new solutions at the current price level.
Note that the new Zen 3 architecture will provide an increase in the number of instructions executed per clock cycle, provides for the use of an updated CCD / cache memory structure. Also, through the use of an improved 7nm + process technology, gains in operating frequency and energy efficiency can be expected.