With just a couple more days to go until the NDA expires, more and more Ryzen benchmarks are starting to leak. It's hard to post every single snippet that hits the web but I'll do my best to post about the more interesting leaks.
One of these leaks comes from China and gives us a glimpse at the gaming performance of the $399 Ryzen 7 1700X (3.4GHz). The tester compared it to the $409.99 Intel Core i7-6800K (3.4GHz) on an almost identical system. Both systems used a Radeon RX 480 8GB video card, the Intel system used the ASUS STRIX X99 GAMING with 16GB DDR4-2400 while the AMD system used the ASUS PRIME X370-PRO with 16GB DDR4-2133.
The results are certainly impressive, if these results are accurate AMD has the upper hand. Not only is the slightly cheaper Ryzen 7 1700X faster in mosts tests, it also consumes a lot less power! The Intel chip has a TDP of 140W whereas the can outmatch it with a TDP of just 95W.
The standby platform power consumption of the 1700X system came in at 62.77W versus 98.74W measured on the 6800K system. Similarly, platform gaming power consumption was 154.66W for the 1700X and 194.2W for the 6800K system, and platform office task consumption was 85.11W versus 113.5W. Interestingly, the platform power consumption with the CPU at full load was not that big: 123W for the 1700X versus 126.87W for the 6800K.
A full list of the benchmark results can be viewed below, the Ryzen 7 1700X is generally faster than the Core i7 6800K and in the few data points were it loses the difference is pretty small. We'll know more in a couple of days but if this is accurate the Ryzen lineup scores favorable in terms of raw performance, price/performance and performance/Watt.