AMD Zen 2 has up to 29 percent IPC uplift

Posted on Monday, Nov 12 2018 @ 09:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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NotebookCheck crunched the numers from some footnotes tucked away in the announcement of AMD's 7nm Rome processors and concludes that in some workloads, the Zen 2 architecture offers up to 29 percent higher IPC than the original Zen architecture. Compared with Piledriver, this adds up to a total 52 percent IPC uplift.
In this case, AMD claims a 29% increase in IPC when comparing Zen 2 to Zen 1 in "combined floating point and integer benchmarks." Floating point operations are commonly known as FLOPs. This is a common way to quickly describe how fast a CPU or GPU may be in a floating point heavy workload. According to AMD, in this type of workload the IPC uplift will be 29%, which is decently high considering AMD achieved a 52% IPC uplift when comparing Zen to Piledriver, based on the highly infamous (for its poor performance) Bulldozer architecture.
Overall a pretty impressive figure, it will definitely be interesting to see how the consumer-oriented Ryzen 3000 series performs when it hits the market in 2019. The server chips sound impressive so it will be interesting to see if AMD can also convincingly overtake Intel in the gaming segment.


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