Benchmarks Show AMD May Have Exaggerated Ryzen 3800X Performance

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AMD Ryzen 3800X

During Computex 2019 it’s hard to deny that we have been very impressed with what AMD has had to show us. While it is something of a cliché, they undoubtedly stole the show.

One of their main key reveals during the event was their upcoming 3rd-generation Ryzen 3800X processor. A processor that is set to become the ‘flagship’ of their latest CPU range.

Following their official performance figures given, however, new benchmarks have appeared that would seem to indicate that AMD may have significantly overstated the power of the 3800X.

AMD VS Intel

In the official presentation, AMD was keen to push that their 3800X processor was more powerful than the Intel i7 8700k. In addition, also that the processor (featuring a 7nm design) was notably faster than the prior 2nd-gen flagship processor, the 2700X.

Independent benchmarks of CSGO, however, show that in a direct comparison (seemingly using the same ‘base’ system) the Intel processor scored significantly higher FPS scores than AMD suggested.

What Do We Think?

While it’s very easy to be critical of AMD at this point, there are certain factors to consider. Firstly, AMD did not make their methodology for these tests public and, in fairness, that’s not unusual for them or indeed Intel or Nvidia. As such, you can’t be 100% certain that these alternative figures are truly comparative.

Secondly, you can hardly blame any company for using creative methods to show their product in the best light possible. That has been the nature of salesmanship for over 100 years.

The short version is, we won’t know exactly how good this new processor will be until it lands on our test bench. Rest assured though, when this arrives, we’ll be testing the bejezus out of it. So make sure you check out website for all the latest news!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

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11 Responses to “Benchmarks Show AMD May Have Exaggerated Ryzen 3800X Performance”
  1. buFFalo94 says:

    Comparing CPU’s power based on average FPS in a game will never be accurate. Sorry but you’re talking like a fan boy

    • Mike Sanders says:

      I’m pretty sure I said exactly that in the article… “Secondly, you can hardly blame any company for using creative methods to show their product in the best light possible. That has been the nature of salesmanship for over 100 years.”

      At least we’re AMD fanboys today 😀

  2. Prodeous says:

    As we don’t know how AMD tested. Maybe single channel on both systems running at 2400, it’s hard to compare what this independent testing did alos. Maybe highly ocd 8700.

    Recently Intel lied about 18% ipc boost. Cause they compared it to a four year old CPU, rather then their latest.

    Both are guilt as stated in the article..

  3. john says:

    What do you think of the amd a10 radion graphics built in with rizon 7? Are the hybrid cpu/gpu any good.

  4. Will says:

    OK you can never use the word “May” when debating its a big no no, you either back up your stance with words that describe that there claims are false and then show the data of the experiment which can be reproduced to validate your claim. Back up your claims journo and BTW I’m not an AMD fan boy as I use both of the chipset.

  5. Stormcookie777 says:

    Diference is with Intel and Ryzen is my wallet , you do get value for money . my only gripe is memory issues for people , I thankfully had no problems with it. (I bought 2600x ) . does me enough and got Decision 2 free such it’s given me much enjoyment for the value

  6. Morgan Piercy says:

    I do not agree with the testing methods amd or intel use to show performance. Your Fps can be effected by a lot of things like, ram and cpu clock speeds. If something is tested , the full rig needs to be specified so , the counterpart cpu can have a similar rig set up and tested. The fact these are not specified you always have to take the results with a grain of salt.

  7. Pretty sure they were testing at 4K, which will have lower frame rates than 1440p, since they expect cards being matched up to the 3800K to be capable of 4K gaming by the time it comes out, or soon after (or on console).

  8. Dac3 says:

    But isn’t csgo known for favouring Intel just like strange brigade favours amd?

  9. Scrotum Monster says:

    The comparisson shown is 1440p. It doesn’t indicate what GPU or how much ram and frequency/timings it is either. It just says 1440p high settings. How is that fair to compare to AMD’s benchmark? Maybe it was done @ 4K on a Vega 64 or a Radeon VII. Who knows. You need 100% evidence before assuring your case is accurate.

  10. Denis Lavigne says:

    Finally not, because it appears that the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is able to beat its opponent, the Intel Core i7-9700K, what was not an easy task to achieve for the company that was behind Intel a few years ago.

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