Originally Posted by Mad Pistol
I'm going to buck the trend here and say that the 7890k is a pathetic processor. My Phenom II X4 965 from like 6-7 years ago could hit around 350 in Cinebench R15... stock. Is this all the progress that AMD has made in that amount of time?
There's a reason I moved over to an i7 4790k. It is much more expensive, no doubt, but it's FAR faster.
AMD's processors based on Bulldozer, etc. has been their Netburst. They need to release Zen, fast.
Cinebench that is it?
From what I've read an 860K is in general faster than a Phenom 965 especially in gaming and consumes way less energy which makes it easier to OC and get even better performance.
An FX 6350 would be comparable to a Phenom 965 in it's late years(because AMD sold this CPu for a very long time).
To be honest the biggest problem this Athlons have would be the lack of an upgrade path.
AMD should make these CPUs AM4 compatible.Edited by Serios - 7/18/16 at 12:08am