- Mar 11, 2011
Except there is one problem in what Doc from CPC HW is saying: his own gaming benchmarks he performed on early 8C/16T ES @ 3.3Ghz MAX boost. This chip scored ~9% lower than 6900K which boosts to 3.5-3.7Ghz in gaming benchmarks. Also his game test selection is more inclined towards higher IPC/lower thread CPUs than the MTed monsters like Ryzen 7 and BDW-E. Still, that ES chip in development board scored great for a low clock and non-final BIOS/Agesa it had.https://twitter.com/CPCHardware/status/836346777267761155
Our primary source for Ryzen information for many months is claiming the IMC is slow.
I had considered that if the IMC really is approaching near 100% of the theoretical bandwidth, this may have been a concious decision by AMD to have higher latency for better throughput.
This would be perfect for Raven Ridge.
He seems overall salty for some reason and even though his own numbers are telling us Ryzen performs great both in apps and games he still is giving weird information via twitter("slow" IMC- how can IMC be slow? ; high TDP, low OCs, low clocks on 4C models etc).