AMD's new Ryzen CPU hits 52% IPC improvement

AMD leaps past its IPC increases in Ryzen, with a massive 52% boost in IPC performance over the Excavator architecture.

Published Wed, Feb 22 2017 8:05 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

AMD has just made its Ryzen CPU family official, with an event in San Francisco detailing the new Ryzen processors with the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X.

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We now know the IPC improvements AMD were able to make over the previous Excavator core, with a huge 52% increase.

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With the massive 52% boost in IPC performance, it allows AMD to sell the Ryzen 7 1800X processor for $499 - offering 8C/16T of CPU grunt at 4GHz Boost clocks and SenseMI technology - a CPU that beats Intel's Core i7-6900K - a chip that costs over $1000.

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.

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