If Zen has just under Haswell in single thread and they can push the multithread to be better.. that would make a very competitive chip especially with dx12 vulkanOriginally Posted by geoxile
As far as Geekbench scores are concerned, a 40% improvement over Steamroller would put it within 10% of Haswell (Haswell performance is 1.5x Steamroller, 1.5/1.4 = 1.06~). I doubt XV will bring any significant improvements to IPC, so Zen sounds like it'll be just a bit slower than Haswell in the best case.
Also, dropping CMT will also mean no more handicap in multi-threading, so at least they have a really good chance of improving multi-thread performance over Intel.
If that is just for integer it's okish if it is for both floating as well as integer then it is extremely good news.
40% over Excavator we are not talking 40% over Bulldozer.Originally Posted by Alatar
more like matching sandy-ish and definitely not haswell/skylake grade like people were claiming.