Originally Posted by mothergoose729
This must be the 12 core model... I don't imagine the 8 core version would outperform the 9900k at a lower clock speed, sense IPC should be similar.
Hopefully the 8 core and 6 core versions can clock a bit higher. 4.7ghz on an 8 core stable would be pretty sweet.
Nope, IPC is stronger for Zen 2.
The one demo by LISA at CES should be running at 4.4-4.5GHz for 8C ES against 9900K. And Lisa ask the crowd after cinebench score is out:
"Is that a win, yes it is a win" (before she start to talk about power consumption advantage of Zen 2)
So its is very clear at 4.4G the Ryzen equal to a 5GHz 9900K, and that was before it was fully optimized. Also for the leaks, the user never mentioned it is faster in multi-threaded or single threaded, so I am assuming when he is mentioned faster than 9900K it should be ST performances.
He has multiple Ryzen CPUs to test, and that his general consensus is that both the 8C/12C variant is faster than 9900K at 4.4GHz
Intel is in trouble this time, with all that left is a gaming performance.