Another day and yet another feat that a Ryzen processor has achieved. Launched earlier this week, the Ryzen series from AMD has already proved its capabilities in benchmarks and comparison with the best processors in the market. Adding another feather to its hat, the Ryzen 1700X processor proved itself to be better than an Intel Kaby Lake processor in single-threaded performance.
During the launch of Ryzen, AMD revealed that it had a goal of achieving 40 percent instructions per cycle and it exceeded its goal by 12 percent. This can be credited to some extent for the refinement in the performance that Ryzen processors come with, giving us an idea how the Ryzen 7 1800X could tackle the Core i7-6900K and the Ryzen 7 1700X took on the Core i7-5960X in the leaks prior to their launch.
The Ryzen 7 1700X was rivaled against Core i5-7500 in the Userbench test and it managed to score 111, equal to what the Intel processor scored. During the test, the Ryzen processor was running at 3.4 GHz with turbo disabled. On the other hand, the Intel processor was running with Turbo enabled with clock speed going up to 3.8 GHz. It is because the Core i5-7500 will operate only at its maximum frequency of 3.8 GHz with Turbo enabled during the single-threaded workloads.
The scores were equal despite a difference of about 12 percent in their clock speeds. Besides this, the Ryzen 7 1700X has access to more cache at 8MB, while the Intel processor has access to 6MB of cache. To even out the situation, the same Ryzen 7 1700X processor was compared with Core i7-7700K with Turbo speed of 4.5 GHz and the scores of the 1700X were scaled up to 4.5 GHz.
With this test, both the processors had access to exactly the same amount of cache at 8MB. The scores changed to 140 for the Intel Core i7-7700K and the Ryzen 7 1700X scored 147 points, which is still more than Intel processor but the gap between the two has decreased.
Ryzen processors are no doubt much more capable than anything that AMD has ever made. It is just the start, we are yet to see a whole lot of things that these Ryzen processors are capable of.