Some initial Intel benchmarks have been released, with launch figures for the Ryzen 7 3800X processor recently released by AMD. It is a proper cage fight, since both processors have 8 physical cores and 16 threads, the first with faster clock speeds and laughter with a new chip architecture.
The famed loser and Twitter user APISAK discovered the comparative comparison leaked in Geekbench. Before we get to the numbers, let's quickly recap the specifications. The Core i9-9900KS from Intel is a version of the Core i9-9900K based on the architecture of the Coffee Lake company. However, what distinguishes it is that it can achieve a pulse clock of all cores or 5 GHz. It also has a faster base clock of 4GHz.
The Ryzen 7 3800X, meanwhile, is based on AMD's 7-nanometer Zen 2 architecture and features a 3.9GHz base clock and a 4.5GHz booster clock.
As with any filtered reference run, the usual disclaimer applies: take the numbers with a grain of salt. Assuming that everything is legitimate, we see that the i9-9900KS core publishes a higher score of a single thread and a lower score of several threads.
It is an interesting division, particularly with AMD winning the execution of multiple threads despite being at a disadvantage of clock speed. The test bench for the Ryzen 7 3800X consisted of an ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme (X470) motherboard with 3,460 MHz memory, while the Intel chip has a Gigabyte Z390 motherboard with memory running at 2.14 MHz.
We will reserve the trial until Core i9-9900KS is actually shipped and we have the opportunity to test it ourselves, at a variety of benchmarks. Its debut is expected in the fourth quarter of this year. As for prices, it has not yet been announced. For reference, the Core i9-9900K sells for $ 484.99, while the Ryzen 7 3800X costs $ 399.99.