AMD Zen 3 is 89 percent faster than first-gen Zen

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 22 2020 @ 13:32 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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While not really big news, a new comparison from German tech site Golem does show the impressive gains AMD has made with its Zen architectures. The site compared the four Zen architectures and concludes the newest generation is basically 89 percent faster in applications than the first-generation Zen architecture, and 84 percent faster in video games.

The chart below shows the generational gains achieved by AMD. Furthermore, there have also been improvements in performance/Watt of course.
Through it, we see a generational performance increase that mostly exceeds the 20% performance points across every iteration of Zen when it comes to both gaming and general computing workloads. This generational improvement hits its (nowadays) most expressive result in that AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X manages to deliver 89% higher general computing, and 84% higher gaming performance than the company's Zen-based Ryzen 7 1800X.
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The next step for AMD is the launch of Zen 3+ processors sometime next year. These will be followed up by Zen 4, which is expected to offer DDR5 support sometime in 2022.

Via: TechPowerUp


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