Mar 10, 2017 01:58 AM EST
Leading processor maker Intel can face tough competition in the market from AMD's new Ryzen processor. AMD is making a comeback into the processor market through Its Ryzen processor, which is currently dominated by Intel.
According to Forbes, a CPU-Z benchmark states that AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X has shown better performance than Intel's Core i7-6850K in both single and multithreaded tests. Experts term this to be pretty significant on the future of the CPU market, as the Intel Core i7-6850K processor is way too costly than that of the AMD Ryzen 5 1600K processor. Intel Core i7-6850K is priced at a whopping $610, while AMD's Ryzen 5 1600K is having a price tag of $259 only.
Both the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and Intel Core i7-6850K processor reportedly have almost the same features, like 6 cores and 12 threads each and similar frequencies. The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X has a maximum turbo frequency of 3.7 GHz whereas the Intel chip has 3.8 GHz of the same. In the area of power consumption, AMD Ryzen 5 1600X goes one up on Intel Core i7-6850K processor, by virtue of a 95W power consumption compared to the 140W of Intel. It implies that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processor will run cooler than its competitor.
According to Eurogamer, the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X has a core which is 10 times smaller than that of the Intel Core i7-6850K processor. This fact points towards the excellent power efficiency of the AMD chipset. However, experts opine that non-gaming PC's might not look towards the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processor, as they will need to add graphics hardware until the arrival of AMD's new wave of APU's (Accelerated Processing Units).
Reportedly, AMD is scheduled to come up with a whole stack of Ryzen processors to compete with Intel's Core i3, i5, and i7 processors. The launch of a new Ryzen 7 octa-core processor for high-end usage might come very soon, as per the experts. According to them, AMD is going to offer more cores, more threads and more power in the coming days.
It is very clear that AMD, through the launch of its Ryzen processor, is trying to regain a strong foothold in the CPU. It will be really interesting to see how users react to the new AMD processor and how intel responds to the challenge.
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