AMD 'Officially' Reveal Ryzen Performance, Break Cinebench R15 8-Core Global First Place

The Interweb is aflame today with news that AMD have finally revealed some official information about their forthcoming Ryzan processors series. At arguably their biggest and most significant product launch in a decade, AMD held a ‘Tech Day’ for journalists where the company revealed (or confirmed at least) a number of salient facts. They also provided a demonstration of Extreme Overclocking where a team of respected Overclockers managed to break the 8-core Global First Place score in Cinebench R15.

First some facts. AMD today confirmed that Ryzen chips will be on store shelves on March 1st with pre-orders already cascading across Amazon servers as we speak. The new AMD high-performance product series will debut with top tier Ryzen 7 chips, with Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 arriving later this year. This is great news, proving that the company is actually on track and poised to shift units by this time next week. They also revealed that they have apparently overshot their target in terms of IPC, hitting a 52% improvement in instructions per clock over the previous generation.

Perhaps most notable of all are the performance benchmarks which AMD hope will offer a clearer picture of how well Ryzen will compete with Intel. Slides shown to media at the event show the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X beating a Core i7 6900K by +9% - an impressive feat, especially considering a price difference where the AMD chip costs around half that of the Intel equivalent.

As well as cherry picked benchmarks on a PowerPoint slide we also have some more visibly empirical data to consider. This is thanks to a team of Overclockers that AMD invited to the launch event; the team included Jon Sandström, Petri Korhonen and Sami Mäkinen! Armed with plenty of LN2 these guys managed to push an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X past 5.2GHz on all eight cores to score 2,449 cb points, a score that (once fully validated) will edge out the previous highest 8-core score of 2,445 cb points. This was made by The Overclocking Knights back in June of last year using an Intel Core i7 5960X clock at 6,044MHz (+101.47%. For the sake of context, consider that the previous highest score for an AMD octa-core CPU was 1,218 cb points made with an AMD FX-9590. Impressed yet?

You can find the Cinebench R15 8-core score rankings here. You can also find a full write up of the Ryzen 'Tech Day' here thanks to coverage from Anandtech, plus the video featuring the Cinebench R15 Global First Place score here on Vimeo.

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Taiwan sdougal says:

Discuss here...

Brazil Shum says:


TaPaKaH says:

Where exactly is the 2449 score? All I see on the video is 2348/9.

United Kingdom ObscureParadox says:

TaPaKaH said: Where exactly is the 2449 score? All I see on the video is 2348/9.

Was thinking the same.

India ACD says:

the 2440 is not visible in the video

Sweden elmor says:

The score was done live and this video is not supposed to be public

United States Gunslinger says:

elmor said: The score was done live and this video is not supposed to be public

Assange would be proud. :D

websmile says:

It´s OK to show something to help pre orders, Ryzen does good and AMD can now show results that impress. No matter if 5,3 or 5,4ghz for the cb, the efficiency looks great

Australia newlife says:

I really want to know how it does in 32m because if it sees the 52% improvement (which I doubt it will) we could be looking at 4m30 @ 5g

Australia ozzie says:

dont forget they'll be hand picked cpus too, not mainstream, amd will want the best results shown possible, you dont think theyve been binning cpus prior to show for the launch results and vids ?, ill be waiting till i see some mainstream bench results, itll be the same as every other cpu....silicone lottery will apply is my take on it

FlanK3r says:

newlife said: I really want to know how it does in 32m because if it sees the 52% improvement (which I doubt it will) we could be looking at 4m30 @ 5g

no, it coudl be over 100%. Must to compare to the Exvaator and add 50%. And this is so legacy benchamrk so u can say, if Superpi is good, its good in everything, Thats not true in real world.

Puerto Rico chispy says:

Great to see the AMD all timers like Petri in there :) . All around this is great news.

Germany SoF says:

Good to see AMD back on stage. They might not be able to take over classic benches like pi(fast) or 01 - 06 (let's be realistic) but can offer nice performance at decent prices again finally.

Belgium Kio says:

Look like a powerfull solution .
Do you have see this article from pcworld ?

««Maxon says the Intel compiler is simply faster—for both companies' CPUs. ”Comparing the speed Intel or AMD CPUs achieve with code created by the Microsoft compiler, the Intel compiler not only achieves higher absolute speed on those CPUs, but AMD CPUs actually show a larger relative gain than Intel CPUs."

"The fact that the pre-Ryzen AMD CPUs are not benchmarking as well is not a software or compiler problem,” Maxon said. “MAXON has a good relationship with both AMD and Intel. They regularly work with them on new processors and prototypes. AMD actually met with the MAXON developers at the end of last year. One of the changes to CineBench 15.038 was a result of this meeting.”

Maxon declined to say what exactly the changes were with the new version, but the spokeswoman did say performance is comparable. Interestingly, demonstrations by AMD used a slightly older version of CineBench, which would not contain the fixes in the program.»» why not using the last version?

Johni5 says:

Nice,but 3DMark scores? :)

FlanK3r says:

Remember these days. And now seems better before then :)


India ACD says:

:D AMD Back into the game

United States chew* says:

Doubt they are handpicked samples.

My chip was spotless. Not a single blemish nor sign of and paste or previous use.

Canada tlaskows says:

Not impressed.

Should not be running clocks that high for 24/7 stability.

I have never been able to get [b]any[b] CPUs stable at the speeds that people claimed to be running them at.

United States Halonan says:

AMD being a couple of FPS behind will have no impact on my gaming performance, especially at 4k. I swapped my i7 5820k for the R7 1800x, and I couldn't be happier with its performance. (well, I WOULD be happier if it supported Quad channel ram so I could utilize all 8 sticks of ram from my previous build.)

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