CES19: AMD Zen 2 results.... Your Opinion?
I wanted to get some input from the masses on what you think to come with the Zen 2 cpu's coming out mid 2019 now... Just going off what we were shown it appears there is room for a 2nd chiplet, or possible room for the GPU on those chips, but the cinebench scores were a little underwhelming in my opinion. Whats your take on all of this?
Just going off facts we already know...
Intel 9900K stock usually can acheive the score they shown with stock boost of 5/5/4.8/4.8/4.7/4.7/4.7/4.7Ghz
We also know people have gotten similar or slightly higher scores in cinebench with extreme overclocks of the Ryzen 2700's to 4.35Ghz
So this leads me to think that the next Zen 2 cpu is only going to turbo up to 4.4 maybe 4.5Ghz, which ultimately is useful in production with lots of cores, but modern games are still designed around frequency as king in performance really...., heck the boost very well could only go as high as 4.3Ghz, but increase in IPC from the new I/O could make up some that held back the 2700's.
Even if they do come out with a 16 core version of the CPU later, i feel like the lack of clock is going to set them back in the gaming world unless your looking to use the CPU for both gaming and production which is a small fraction of the overall market. I do think the drop in power draw is huge on controlling temps and stability, especially on air cooling, but i feel like this is a wash if your already invested in high end cooling solutions, because the drop in power usage is just a few cents less of power your going to draw per year. I was really looking for better results from the released info, as i was waiting on ordering my next CPU choice based on this release, but feel like they let us down ultimately on the cpu, they very well may be able to overclock to higher, but then there is the issues with less overclockability with the smaller 7nm chip, because they can only take so much before damaging the chip.