AMD Ryzen leaked review, beats 6900K which costs $1000

Leaked review? Early results? Does Ryzen impress? Well, it beats the $1000 Core i7-6900K right now.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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