AMD’s 3rd Gen Ryzen processors are no match for the dated Coffee Lake chips which despite being clocked much higher are taking a beating from all directions. Not that surprising considering that the newer 7nm chips are twice as efficient and as much as 50% faster in multi-threaded workloads. The only advantage blue had was the gaming performance courtesy of a better IPC which seems to have been greatly nullified by the Zen 2 CPUs. Intel at this point seems all out of options, unless till the 10nm Ice Lake chips arrive. The laptop space is relatively less affected by the Ryzen storm, and it appears as though Intel will continue to reign supreme in the said market for the time being, as the newer Ice Lake parts are looking pretty solid.

You are looking at the Ice Lake (mobile) flagship, the Core i7-1065G7 powering the HP Spectre x360 convertible laptop. While the multi-core score is quite mediocre, the single-core performance is nothing to scoff at. With almost 5.7K points, this 10nm CPU is performing on par with the 8th Gen Intel flagship, the Core i7-8700K in terms of SC performance. It is also faster than AMD’s new Ryzen 9 3900X flagship which scores 5625 points. Yes, the deltas are rather marginal but keep in mind we are comparing a mobile chip (15W) to a full-fledged desktop processor (105W) running at notably higher frequencies.

If Intel manages to fabricate the desktop Ice Lake chips then it might be able to push back AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs or at least level the playing field. TUM_APISAK also posted the Fire Strike scores of the 10nm processor. They are as follows:

  • GPU Score: 29XX
  • Physics Score: 96XX

Again, may seem quite ordinary but this is a mobile integrated GPU, the Gen11 graphics processor, not a discrete graphics solution, so keeping that in mind, it is more than acceptable. Just for reference, this is the top-end Gen11 part as signified by the G7 suffix. G1 is the lower-end variant while G4 is the mid-range GPU.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. You might want to edit your first sentence.
    “AMD’s 3rd Gen Ryzen processors are no match for the dated Coffee Lake chips “.
    You are basically saying they despite coffee lake being dated, Ryzen isn’t good enough to beat it.

  2. AMD has higher cores and threads more than 3X here.but if you multiply the multicore scoreyou will get around 53,000 score which is higher than the AMD R9. but there is no 10nm for desktop by intel

  3. Do you not check your article before posting it? So many errors. First line for example is a blunder changes the whole meaning.

  4. AMD have been saying clearly that the objective of its third gen Zen chips, i.e. Zen 2 architecture parts, isn’t to wrest the single core peak performance crown from Intel. While the Zen 2 cores aren’t a long way behind the best that Intel has to offer they are still behind. The argument for the third gen chips is that the multicore performance they offer can’t be matched by Intel at equivalent price points. Also, the Zen 2 chips offer better energy efficiency than otherwise roughly equivalent (but more expensive parts) currently being sold by Intel. The energy efficiency picture, of course, may change as Ice Lake and other 10nm Intel chips begin to ramp up.

  5. Also, the SC Geekbench numbers shown for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X understate its performance and that undermines the attempted shaming of this high end AMD part by a lowly thin and light notebook part made by Intel.

    And, just to restore a sense of proportion, it is worth mentioning that the chip used in Apple’s larger iPads slightly exceeds a benchmark score of 5000 in Geekbench SC testing.

    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3410589/is-ice-lake-better-than-ryzen-9.html

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