A couple of the latest mobile Intel CPUs have been spotted in tests. This time we are talking about the Core i5-1240P and Core i7-1280P models.
Recall that these are 28-watt CPUs, which are now separated into a separate Core P line. The first contains 16 cores (6 + 8) with frequencies of 1.8-4.8 GHz, and the second has 12 cores (4 + 8) with frequencies of 1 .7-4.4 GHz.
In this case, we have Geekbench results. Of course, this is far from the best way to evaluate CPU performance, but it’s better than nothing.
As you can see, the results of the new processors relative to other models on the market are very good. You need to look, of course, first of all at the result in multithreaded mode. Here the Core i5-1240P, which is second from the bottom in its lineup, manages to bypass even the Ryzen 9 5980HX and is not much inferior to the Core i9-11980HK. The latest Ryzen 5 6600H is a little behind.
The Core i7-1280P is 15% faster than its counterpart, while being faster than the Core i9-11980HK. Recall that we are talking about 28-watt processors that are faster than most (or all in the case of the Core i7-1280P) high-performance 45-watt CPUs of the past generation. Particularly impressive is that the Core i7-1280P is only 5% behind the desktop Ryzen 7 5800X, while the Core i5-1240P outperforms the desktop Ryzen 5 5600X.
AMD video cards have become dramatically faster by up to 17%, and possibly more. The test of the new driver showed that there really is an increase
AMD recently promised that its new graphics driver will bring gaming performance up to 24%. This driver is already available and we have test results.
Unfortunately, the source did not test the games Crysis Remastered and Total War Saga: Troy, where AMD promised 24% and 17% growth, respectively. But even without them, the situation is generally clear.
As you can see, on average for 50 games, the increase was 2-3% depending on the resolution, which is completely imperceptible during the game. But still it is more correct to look at the results in specific games.
And there really is something to appreciate. If we talk about Full HD, then in Watch Dogs: Legion the increase was 12%, and this is the maximum figure. At the same time, in 2K resolution in the same game, the increase was already 17%.
Also, a noticeable increase was observed in Death Stranding, Apex Legends, The Witcher 3, Forza 5 and a number of other projects. If we compare the results with AMD’s promises, then in the same Apex Legends the company promised a 5% increase, but in fact we have from 6% to 9% depending on the resolution, that is, the result is even better. So, perhaps, in the same Crysis Remastered, the growth will be even more than the promised 24%.
Separately, it is worth highlighting Godfall, where the new driver, on the contrary, leads to a decrease in performance by 2-7%.
No, AMD will not be the first to offer a dual-chip chipset to the market. Asus X670 Prime motherboard schematic showing two separate chips
It looks like all the rumors about AMD’s dual-chip chipsets were wrong after all.
Recall that in recent days there have been reports that the X670 will be a chipset consisting of two chipsets on one substrate. But, apparently, a broken phone or a bad translation of some source data from some Asian language worked.
In any case, as you can see on the diagram of the Asus X670 Prime mainboard, the chipset will indeed have two chips, but they will be completely separate. This is similar to the northbridge/southbridge circuit that was used extensively in the past, but in this case, according to the available data, the chips are exactly the same. The chipset chip is codenamed Promontory and is an ASMedia development.
Judging by the diagram, one of the microcircuits will be located directly under the video card slot, and for now we can only guess if this will lead to excessive heating.
Recall that AMD will present new chipsets at Computex 2022 the other day.
This is what the first motherboard for Ryzen 7000 processors looks like. ASRock X670E Taichi lit up on the Web
In a few days, AMD will introduce the X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets for AM5 platform motherboards designed to work with Ryzen 7000 processors. But today we can get our first look at such a board.
ASRock itself showed the X670E Taichi on video, however, the video has already been deleted. As the name implies, the board is based on the top X670E chipset, but technically it will not differ from the X670. Recall that both chipsets will be dual-chip, that is, they will consist of two identical chipsets on one substrate.
So far, we can say something about the board itself only by looking at the image. You can see two PCIe slots, four DDR slots, a processor socket, and what appears to be a passively cooled chipset. This gives hope that it will not heat up too much.
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