Originally Posted by Offler
Just to add some comparations based on 3DMark Firestrike 1.1
Old old old Phenom II x6 1090t with R9-290x (so fat still top at this CPU + GPU valid 1 gpu results, and even I failed to reproduce the results) vs Ryzen 1800x and GTX 1080ti.
Reason why I put those tho systems into comparation, is that I own one of them and I am considering Ryzen as an upgrade, while 20-30% gain in CPU performance isnt enough for me to go for the upgrade.
So far the results in Physics Test are nice.
6 Threads of Phenom II vs 16 threads of Ryzen gave 140% increase in performance, which is like having 14,4 threads of Phenom II. Thats really really nice considering Ryzen has 8 Physical cores...
Nonetheless ... 8 year have passed
Hahaha a 1090t...what an ancient dinosaur! Who even runs that still? HAHAHAHAAAAaaaaa....(begins crying)
No but seriously I am (was? parts haven't shipped yet -_-) in the same boat. Been waiting over a year for Ryzen and I was tempted a few times to get a Haswell and then a Skylake but I'm glad I didn't. Intel needs some competition so consumers stop getting bent over and having it shoved in dry.
If these 3dmark scores actually translate into a 40% increase in performance in games that's pretty significant. Here's my score with a 1090t and a single 290. http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/11871688
I have 3 of those cards but when I've tried crossfire there hasn't been a noticeable performance benefit...so it's definitely worth getting Ryzen if one plans to get a GPU setup with more power than, say, a 290/390, RX 480, GTX 1060, or 970...otherwise there will be some serious bottlenecking.
The reports of better "smoothness" are good to hear too. I know Thuban (and therefore Deneb too and probably 1st gen "core i" no doubt) suffers from some stuttering and poor minimums, even when it can match average fps of better processors when paired with a good GPU. It's especially noticeable in games like Planetside 2 where there is lots of stuff going on or on games that rely heavily on single-core performance.Edited by bardacuda - 3/21/17 at 4:23am