Originally Posted by formula m Say what...?
You can't cross compare 2 different benchmarks, on how they scale against each other. It is meaningless.
I wasn't trying to compare the benchmarks. I was trying to compare the CPUs using benchmarks that i could find, because i couldn't find in CPU Boss the geekbench 3 score of 6900K, so i had to resort to Cinebench.
Multithreaded applications that load 100% the CPU, have a habbit of showing roughly the same results in all other multithreaded applications. I don't mean as absolute score, but as a relative performance. The main difference being, integer vs FPU use. But in any case, they approximately all give the same image at the end, as % difference. So, if Zen in something that loads 100% 8 cores, is slightly inferior to 6900K, then the same should happen to any other application that can load 100% the CPU. And i don't think AMD would dare make a public demo lying about the frequencies of the 2 CPUs and Blender from what i read, spontanesously uses 100% load. So it can't be "faked", unless AMD lied about the clocks.
The performance of the Zen in Geekbench on the other hand, doesn't arrive not even approximately to what one would expect. Which doesn't make sense at all and indicates that either something is wrong with Geekbench working with a non released CPU or with the person that ran the geekbench and did something wrong.
And there is also something else. You can't have crap single threaded performance and magically achieve miraculous multithreaded performance. I mean, you can't have for example single threaded performance of a 4Ghz Vishera and have multithreaded performance of 6900K. It's just not possible.
To put it otherwise. A 6900K, scores double the score of the FX8350.
Historically, all multithreaded tests, are within 15-20% range from each other, depending on whether they are integer or FPU. But in each category, this is the variation range. See here the multithreaded section:
So, if Zen slightly loses by the 6900K, which on its turn scores double the score of a 8350, then Zen can't possibly be as bad as Geekbench says. At least i can't figure out a way of how this can happen. Unless AMD rigged the Blender test.