- Apr 24, 2019
I think from both of our standpoints, it would be silly to continue to discuss these things without first discussing how AMD and Apple regulate power supply to unused components. For instance, AMD's IF is active and has the capacity to handle 32 threads of information, but it is still active even when only 1 core is used. Additionally, in GB5, it may not test the full capacity of the AI engine, but the AI engine may activate during certain parts of the test. So depending on what is tested and how power regulation has occurred, we may or may not get an accurate estimate on these tests of actual power consumption. I'd wager, though, that the 5950X has a lot more limits because it also needs the framework for scaling out to 16 cores, SMT, PCIe lanes, etc.This looks more like AMD advocacy, and the opposite of reality.
The 5950X isn't designed for more, it does significantly less, than an A14.
No Media encoder.
No AI engine.
No Flash controller.
The A14 SoC includes all that and does WAY more than the 5950x, which is just a CPU.