When it comes to PCs, both desktop systems as well as laptops, the vast majority of devices released in the last few years came with an Intel processor, most commonly either an i3, i5, or an i7 for advanced gaming systems. As such, AMD kept falling behind, unable to release a worthy competitor.
As such, despite the fact that Intel failed to capitalize on the smartphone market, it was able to maintain a supremacy on the gaming CPU market. However, a new chip from its old competitor named AMD Ryzen threatens the current status quo, as the company hopes to regain its previous glory.
To substantiate the claim that Ryzen is the best chip for games, AMD has sent a few chips to a few technology outlets for some benchmark tests of their own. As such, Canard PC has released a number of benchmarks which compares its performance and overall capabilities with that of the Intel’s i7 6900K, the company’s top gaming processor.
However, it is worth noting that the chips provided to Canard PC were an early version known as an engineering sample. This means that they can be slightly less powerful than the final, commercial version of the chip. According to the company, the high-end AMD Ryzen chips are able to reach 3.6 GHz, while the sample was limited to 3.3 GHz.
Despite this limitation of the sample, the benchmark reveals that the AMD Ryzen chip was outperformed only by Intel’s i7 6900k, which features eight cores like Ryzen. As such, AMD’s chip was able to surpass the i7 6800k which only has six cores.
Although the final version of AMD Ryzen will be able to match or surpass Intel’s best chip in overall performance, but in regards to gaming experiences, Intel still takes the first six spots as most games only use four cores of the CPU or even less. As such, the eight cores of the AMD Ryzen does not lead to noticeable improvement in this type of content.
It remains to be seen how the final version of the AMD Ryzen will actually perform. However, these initial benchmark tests do reveal a promising situation for AMD as it tries to put an end to Intel’s gaming supremacy.
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