Originally Posted by m4fox90
The nerve of moving of to 7nm and putting all their 14/12nm specialized engineers and production lines out of work!
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The funny thing is they didn't put them out of work, the IO dies, x570 chipset, and Zen+ APUs are still all made on 12/14nm.
Originally Posted by SwitchFX
I'm not one to nitpick at others representations, but using percent here feels a bit disingenuous to most consumers even though this is an enthusiast site. As you pointed out, there is a large, significant difference in score from the TR1 chip, however, for the Intel processor, there's over a 400 Mhz difference which shows just how much of an IPC improvement there is with Zen 2 over Intel. I'm not sure if this comes down to using the TSMC process or because 12nm and 14 nm on GloFlo was a highly modified mobile platform on licensed tech from Samsung. Unfortunately, that stuff is way out of the breadth of knowledge I know so I'm open to anyone who knows it to explain why apart from that and the modification of how IF works that AMD managed to best Intel, obviously based on what we know and not third party benches.
He used all percentages correctly, taking both clock speed and score into account for all three comparisons. Nothing about it is disingenuous, it is fact.
AMD covered the changes made in Ryzen 3. Anand goes into depth. Skip to page 6 for arch overview;
tl;dr, cores are made up of lots of parts. AMD shored up on some of those parts weak points so the core can operate more efficiently and get fed/process data faster, such as expanding cache to reduce cache misses.
It's like fixing that one intersection that causes a traffic jam, just... for data. Yes, now another intersection that didn't used to be a problem is now a bottleneck, but overall traffic is moving faster. They can address those new problems next time and make it even faster. Intel has been doing this for a long time, that is where you see "3% IPC increase", etc. The difference is AMD hit 10-15% (in this case, +18% in Cinebench over Ryzen 1), not the 3-5% Intel has been doing.