It is no secret that Intel has been enjoying catch-up with AMD over the previous couple of months as Workforce Pink pulled forward with Ryzen 3rd Generation – Team Blue has itself admitted this. However, some leaked benchmarks of Intel’s subsequent high-end desktop (HEDT) platform counsel it would fall behind AMD’s mainstream platform.
That is all in keeping with a leaked GeekBench 4 entry noticed by the parents over at Wccftech. In these outcomes, the Intel Core i9-10920X scores a multi-core results of 44,046, in comparison with the 44,160 scored by the Ryzen 9 3900X in our review. If this leaked benchmark displays actuality, it will not look too good for Intel when Cascade Lake-X launches later this 12 months.
Now, it is necessary to notice that HEDT and mainstream processors aren’t straight comparable, as they aim completely different segments of the market. Nevertheless, as a result of HEDT chips are concentrating on excessive processor (CPU) efficiency for creatives and professionals, they’re anticipated to crush mainstream silicon into the grime – and the costs replicate that.
As an illustration, the last-generation Intel Core i9-9920X retails for $1,189 (£1,049, AU$1,799). So, if its successor is across the similar value, which we do not know for certain, it ought to be capable to beat AMD’s mainstream flagship that is about half the value at $499 (£531, AU$809). It is true that the Ryzen 9 3900X is going through elevated costs proper now, however they’ve not elevated that a lot.
It’s also true that this leaked GeekBench four result’s higher than an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X, however that processor is a 12 months previous, and new Threadripper chips are right around the corner.
Both approach, these leaks might not signify actuality, and we cannot know the small print of what Intel’s Cascade Lake-X can do till Workforce Blue reveals its subsequent desktop processors. Till then, all we will do is take a look at these leaks and attempt to guess what is going to occur subsequent. On the very least, the PC elements area is alive with competitors as soon as extra.