This is probably the first time that any detail of the AMD Raven Ridge 4-core processor has surfaced. It has appeared in a benchmark result and has been compared with several processors from Zhaoxin as well as Intel. The results got published briefly on the official website of Zhaoxin and have now been taken down.
Fritz Chess Benchmark was used to perform this test with a very limited sample size, as reported by Wccftech. The list includes processors like Intel Core i5-6600, Core i5-7500, Zhaoxin ZX-E 8-core processor along with the AMD Ryzen 4C 8T Raven Ridge processor. The image from Zhaoxin’s website is very low in quality and the colour codes are hardly distinguishable.
Zhaoxin and VIA together bring competitive x86 based processors in the 28nm and 16nm nodes to the Chinese market. VIA manufactures and markets x86 processors under a license from Intel since 2003. The license agreement between the two companies was for 10 years along with 3 years of grace period, which expired last year. Intel might have renewed the licence as Zhaoxin is coming up with x86 based processors as per the listing.
Wccftech came up the detailed look at the results and reported the number each processor scored. The AMD Ryzen Raven Ridge processor is very close to the Intel Core i5-6600 with the former having 11000 points and the later 11333. Interestingly, the Zhaoxin ZX-E 8-core processor remained close with 10500 points.
The clock speed of the AMD processor wasn’t revealed, though, which would have made it easier to determine how the processor could perform in the real world. The Intel one mentioned above was running at 3.3 GHz while the Zhaoxin ZX-E was at 3.0 GHz.
It is obvious that data from one source or benchmark result can tell the entire story. Still, this gives us a pretty solid idea how these processors, both AMD Raven Ridge and Zhaoxin series will be performing.