Originally Posted by The Stilt
Even if 8C/16T Zeppelin would have twice the performance of a FX-8350 at the same frequency
, it still doesn't mean Zeppelin will be able to reach even remotely twice the actual performance of a FX-8350. The FX-8350 / FX-8370 runs at 4.0GHz in MT workloads and up to 4.2GHz with ST workloads. There is no way 8C/16T Zeppelin can reach those clocks at 95W. It isn't even certain that the process or the design can hit clocks that high even when overclocked. Just look at the clocks and TDPs similar Intel chips are rated for. And that's on a significantly better process too.
If 8C/16T Zeppelin would be 2.8GHz base frequency (i.e MT workloads) it would be 40.35% faster than FX-8350 / FX-8370 (4.0GHz), not twice as fast
The more we approach the launch of Zen the I see your frequency theory failing.
We don't know it will run at low frequencies either but Samsung's 14nm is in direct competition whit TSMC's 16nm and if AMD would have obtained a clear clock advantage using TSMC's process we would not see Zen 14nm CPUs. At this point it's safe to assume Samsung's 14nm can clock just as good given the same circumstances.Edited by Serios - 5/25/16 at 5:24am