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The showdown late this yr between Intel’s final monolithic CPU design (not less than for the foreseeable future) and AMD’s first Socket AM5 CPUs must be explosive. The Ryzen 7000 collection processors utilizing AMD’s refined Zen 4 structure promise to carry enhancements in virtually each space apart from core depend, whereas Intel’s piling on the E-cores, stacking up L2 cache, and revving up the clock charges for its subsequent era.
Basemark GPU

We have not seen many leaks of Zen 4 CPUs but. Back in March we noticed a Geekbench leak that presupposed to be an EPYC Genoa CPU with Zen 4 cores, and that is about it till at present’s leak. Spotted by TUM_APISAK on Twitter, the entry within the Basemark GPU database describes a system with an “AMD Eng Sample: 100-000000593-20_Y” CPU.

It can be an inexpensive guess in any case that this was an early Zen 4 chip, however the motherboard is listed as a GIGABYTE X670E AORUS MASTER. X670E, in fact, is the top-end chipset configuration for AMD’s socket AM5, not less than within the first era. Given the very clear incompatibility between sockets AM4 and AM5, that implies that this have to be a Ryzen 7000 collection processor.
Basemark GPU Device end result

The chip has 6 cores, and Basemark registered its clock price as 4400 MHz. That’s fairly fascinating, as a result of this benchmark usually lists a processor’s base clock in that area. For instance, our Ryzen 7 5800X3D will get marked down for a 3400 MHz base clock—totally 1 GHz slower. That does not imply that Ryzen 7000 collection chips will launch with hilariously-high base clock charges, thoughts you, but it surely’s fascinating nonetheless.

Now, Basemark GPU is clearly a GPU benchmark, but it surely nonetheless advantages from sooner CPUs and fundamental reminiscence velocity, notably the latter. If we might discover a benchmark of an identical system utilizing the identical video card, we might evaluate the 2 to see the distinction. Indeed, @harukaze5719 did simply that, finding a end result within the PowerBoard database with a Ryzen 9 5950X CPU and the identical RTX A4000 GPU (just like RTX 3070.)
Graph by @harukaze5719 on Twitter.

Comparing the 2 outcomes utilizing 포시포시’s useful graph, we will see that the Zen 4 chip outpaces the 16-core Zen 3 chip by over 11% in minimal FPS. The common FPS distinction is a little bit smaller, however these are nonetheless spectacular positive aspects in what’s primarily a GPU-bound benchmark. Given the qualities of this benchmark, we suspect a lot of the distinction is right down to the newer chip’s DDR5 reminiscence, but it surely’s inconceivable to say for certain till we get our palms on certainly one of these puppies.