Are These AMD Ryzen “Leaked” Benchmarks Legitimate?

/ 4 years ago

Are These AMD Ryzen Benchmarks Legitimate?

During AMD’s New Horizon event, the company discussed their new processor range and inspiration behind the name. The upcoming Ryzen CPU was benchmarked against the i7-6900K which almost costs $1000. Despite having a slower core clock, AMD’s new CPU either matched the Intel equivalent or performed better while having a 95-watts TDP compared to the i7-6900K’s 140-watts figure. WCCFTech recently posted some questionable leaked benchmarks ahead of the product’s launch which makes for some interesting reading. Apparently, the new Ryzen CPU outputs a multi-threaded score of 1188 cb in Cinebench R15. To put this into perspective, the Intel Core i7-6900K tends to achieve a score around 1500 cb and the i7-6950X reaches 1800 cb. On another note, the i7-7700K at stock settings obtained a 966 cb score and 1083 cb when overclocked to 5GHz. Therefore, it seems the CPU is tailored more towards the i7-7700K’s performance area.


The Ryzen processor was also benchmarked in the Fritz Chess application and managed a 36.86 relative score. Interestingly, the i7-6950X achieved 51.50 and the i7-6900K reported a 47.80 result. Furthermore, the i7-7700K at the default Turbo frequency posted a 35.52 score and 41.44 once overclocked to 5.0GHz. The Fritz Chess Kilo Nodes Per Second is another important reading which provides an insight into the performance of various processors. The Ryzen chip obtained a 17693 score while the i7-6950X hovered around 24000 and the i7-6900K gravitated towards 22500. Next up is the i7-7700K which fell slightly behind the Ryzen CPU with a score of 17049 although the performance improved considerably at 5.0GHz and resulted in 19891.


To be perfectly clear, these benchmarks are unverified so it’s important to take the results with a pinch of salt.

UPDATE: This is not a source I would trust, because the Cinebench score is cropped and there’s no CPU-Z screenshot. I wanted to share this piece of information with our readers in case it’s of interest but the feedback has been useful and I’m very sceptical of the data acquired by WCCFTech. Any comments would be appreciated regarding this matter to help drive future content. 

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