Originally Posted by xxdarkreap3rxx
Wat. The 5960X is only 3 GHz and the 6900K is only 3.2 GHz. I have no idea how this game scales with CPU frequency but a better comparison would have been to a 5960X.
5960x boosts to 3.5GHz stock. This Zen ES CPU boosts to 3.2GHz. Not to mention we know average overclocking results for the 5960x bring it to about 4.4GHz.
6900k boosts to 3.7GHz stock. Average overclock is around 4.3GHz.
I have already posted 5960x results for another member as a comparison and you can see that this chip WILL NOT be competing with a 5960x or a 6900k because the 5960X scores around 90fps stock in this benchmark whereas even with a 4.0GHz overclock on the Zen CPU you would only be doing about 70 fps. This Zen ES with a 4.0GHz overclock is only directly competing with a 4790k score wise in this benchmark (posted comparative results as well earlier on in the thread.)
So even if the finalized clocks for this Zen CPU are 3.5-3.6GHz boost and you can overclock it to about 4.2GHz max still at that point will not be competing with a 5960x or 6900k based on these early benchmarks (and the only reason why I limit overclocking to about 4.2GHz on these chips is because it's GF 14nm LPP which has proven to not be a high performance process). If you look for the benchmarks I posted for bruce you will see that when you start overclocking the 5960x it goes to 100 fps and then to a 120 fps again compared to our 70 fps with the Zen CPU @ 4.0GHz overclock
Now of course we don't know how it performs in multi-threaded situations like in Cinebench or encoding or even other games so it is really hard to determine what exactly it will be competing with especially without pricing. However, based on these benchmarks it looks like it would be competing with a Haswell i7 like a 4770k or 4790k but offering more cores.
If the chip can deliver similar gaming performance as a 4790k but encoding performance or multi-threaded performance equivalent to a 5960x and is priced around $350 of course it will be an amazing value and competitive chip. But again we don't have any other benchmarks to go off of besides this one so it is really hard to determine the actual performance of the chip when we aren't able to see all 8 cores and 16 threads utilized. This benchmark isn't the best for revealing that information.
Hopefully soon we will see leaked Cinebench 11.5 and R15 benchmarks. Wherein at that point we will really be able to determine how well it performs when using all of its cores and threads. Now if in these benchmarks it indeed shows that it is performing similarly to a 5960x then at that point I would say comparing it to a 5960x would make more sense. But until we see some benchmarks where the chip is being fully utilized, it looks to be that it is only performing about as good as a 4790k even when the Zen chip is @ 4.0GHz.
Originally Posted by Mahigan From what I see from those shots... that ZEN CPU is a Quad Core CPU (4 Physical Cores) with HT (8 Logical Cores). So we are looking at 1:1 physical core ratio here between this supposed ZEN CPU and the Intel Core i5 4670K.
EDIT: Nevermind... I misread the screenshots. In that case then the performance is not that impressive.
Yeah was trying to slow down the hype train earlier on in this thread before it got out of hand, but while it isn't the most amazing showing we still have yet to see multi-threaded results so all hope is not lost until we see those benchmarks and pricing.Edited by BiG StroOnZ - 8/11/16 at 10:24pm