We have here first performance tests of engineering sample AMD Zen processors, which are not entirely representative of the final product, but these performance tests will help us to understand of what we can expect from this new architecture, which will be used in AMD next – generation processors.

Under the name of “1D2801A2M88E4_32 / 28_N” we have a big code, but the only thing of our interest is 32/28 numbers, revealing Base / Turbo frequencies 2.80 / 3.20 GHz. Performance tests were conducted on the Ashes of the Singularity (AOTS).

AMD Zen initial benchmarks crush Core i5 4670K

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According to these performance tests, the AMD Zen CPU is 38 percent faster than an AMD FX-8350 and around 10 percent faster than an Intel Core i5-4670K. From the above performance tests, there is not any difference between the 1D and 2D variants. They have both same frequencies, but the 2D variant fares much worse in terms of performance. There could be multiple reasons for why this is the case. Zen ES (Variant 1D) is about 11 percent slower than a Core i7-4790. If Zen ES (Variant 1D) can reach 4.00 GHz so it would easily exceed the performance of Intel Core i7-4790. Both engineering samples have eight physical cores, 16 threads tested with 16 GB of RAM coupled with Radeon RX 480 graphics card.


Zen ES (Variant 1D):

Zen ES (Variant 2D):

Intel i5-4670, 4790 and FX-8350

Via: Wccftech