AMD's next-gen Ryzen benched against 7700K and 6900K

AMD's next-gen Ryzen CPU benchmarked against Intel's latest Core i7-7700K processor.

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AMD teased their next-generation CPU architecture not too long ago at their annual AMD Tech Summit 2016 event in Sonoma, California - benchmarking the new 8-core/16-thread version of the Summit Ridge platform, better known as Ryzen.

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Now we have some new benchmarks that have been leaked, with Cinebench R15 results that pit Ryzen against Intel's new Kaby Lake-based Core i7-7700K processor.

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AMD's new Ryzen CPU clocked at 3.4GHz (it will be faster than this when it launches) against the Core i7-7700K, with Ryzen coming out on top - but a fair margin, too. This is to be expected however, as the 7700K is a 4-core/8-thread CPU against the 8-core/16-thread Ryzen CPU.

Cinebench R15 results:

  • AMD Ryzen - 1188
  • Core i7-7700K - 966
  • Core i7-7700K @ 5GHz - 1083
  • Core i7-6900K - 1500
  • Core i7-6950X - 1800

Next up we have some Fritz Chess benchmark results, with Ryzen hitting 36.86 points and 17,693 Kilo Nodes per second. Comparing this to the Core i7-7700K which scores 35.52 points and 17,049 - the Core i7-6900K which scores 22,500 and the Core i7-6950X with 24,000+ points.

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AMD has a while to go yet before it can slam those CPUs - but remember, Ryzen is clocked at just 3.4GHz for now... things will change when we pass 4GHz, and 4.5GHz, and so on.

Fritz Chess Relative Score:

  • AMD Ryzen - 36.86
  • Core i7-7700K - 35.52
  • Core i7-7700K @ 5GHz - 41.44
  • Core i7-6900K - 47.80
  • Core i7-6950X - 51.50

What Does It All Mean?!

AMD doesn't need to market their highest-end Ryzen CPU against Intel's enthusiast range of processors that cost $1000 - unless it can reach $1000+ of equivalent Intel performance. But, comparing it against the more mainstream Core i7-7700K and pricing it in the same bracket, will crush Intel in a big way.

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Right now, Ryzen is being held back at 3.4GHz - so it will be an interesting next few months as AMD continues to tune and refine Ryzen before its launch in March 2017.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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