Things are really heating up for Intel just weeks away from the official launch of its next-gen CPU architecture, Kaby Lake - with a leaked review of AMD's new Ryzen processor.
The review had the new Ryzen CPU had its clocks limited to 3.15GHz base and 3.3GHz boost, but AMD has confirmed the enthusiast SKU of Ryzen will kick things off at 3.4GHz, with lots of headroom for overclocking. CPCHardware is a PC magazine in France that has been in operation since 2001, and is reportedly an engineering sample set out to the press under NDA.
There are some interesting benchmark results, with a bunch of render programs being run on the Ryzen CPU at 3.3GHz, against the $1000 processor from Intel in the form of the Core i7-6900K. Not only that, but we have the 6800K, FX-8370, and more.
The gaming benchmarks are not as good for AMD, but we're looking at unoptimized results here - with what I'm sure will be a very early motherboard sample, and low clocks. We have older games being run as well, including Battlefield 4, GRID: Autosport, and Anno 2070.
Power consumption on Ryzen is impressive, with 93W of power being consumed - up against the 138W on the FX-8370 and 96W on the 6900K. Good results, but it's still very warm right now even at 3.3GHz, so we might have a hotter round of CPUs with Ryzen and the Kaby Lake-based 7700K running at up to 100C, and 30C+ cooler with its TIM removed.