Professional Performance: Windows

Agisoft PhotoScan – 2D to 3D Image Manipulation: link

Agisoft PhotoScan creates 3D models from 2D images — a process that is very computationally expensive. The algorithm is split into four distinct phases, and different phases of the model reconstruction require either fast memory, fast IPC, more cores, or even OpenCL compute devices to achieve the best performance. Agisoft supplied us with a special version of the software to script the process, where we take 50 images of a stately home and convert it into a medium-quality model. This benchmark typically takes around 15 to 20 minutes on a high-end PC on the CPU alone, with GPUs reducing the time.

Agisoft PhotoScan Benchmark - Total Time

PhotoScan shows most APUs performing around 41 to 42 minutes, which suggests that there is a bottleneck in the core design.

Cinebench R15

Cinebench is a benchmark based around Cinema 4D, and is fairly well known among enthusiasts for stressing the CPU for a provided workload. Results are given as a score, where higher is better.

Cinebench R15 - Single Threaded

Cinebench R15 - Multi-Threaded

HandBrake v0.9.9: link

For HandBrake, we take a video (a 2h20 640x266 DVD rip) and convert it to x264 format in an MP4 container.  Results are given in terms of the frames per second processed, and HandBrake uses as many threads as possible.

HandBrake v0.9.9 LQ Film

Office and Web Performance Gaming Benchmarks: Integrated, R7 240 DDR3 and Dual Graphics
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  • jfelano - Monday, December 28, 2015 - link

    Oh they were interested, they just didn't get the contracts cause AMD was on the ball and previous experience using AMD for consoles. Your talking billions of dollars, Intel was interested in billions of dollars believe me.
  • JoeMonco - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link

    So the $158 million operating loss last quarter was due to making great business decisions?
  • KranK_ - Friday, November 20, 2015 - link

    AMD is in both consoles...and, yet they continue to NEVER make a profit. All AMD does is lose money, have you seen their quarterly financial reports? lmao
  • Alexvrb - Saturday, November 21, 2015 - link

    Yeah if you look at them, you'll notice they're making money off the consoles. It's not nearly enough to offset the gushing losses elsewhere, but it is a positive flow of revenue. If they didn't have those sales, they'd be that much further in the hole.

    In fact, their console wins are probably the best thing they've done recently. They need to execute well with initial Zen-based designs and Arctic Islands alike. After that, they need to push HBM2 down into their APUs and to continue improving upon the foundation Zen has laid.

    I'll be very interested to see what clocks they can hit while balancing power on the new node.
  • sld - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link

    Those who laugh at AMD are those who enjoyed the pricey new CPUs from Intel's near-monopoly.
  • Kutark - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link

    Yes, and the excellent framerates that come with it. Oh did i mention how i paid ~$300 for a CPU 4.5 years ago and it still whips any 4core AMD can offer me? 4.5 years after the fact.

    If i had a bought an AMD in 2011 how many times would i have had to replace it by now? At least once, probably be due for another one. My 2600k even at stock speeds is faster than anything AMD can offer in a 4 core right now, and mines been sitting at 4.3ghz rock stable on air cooling since i bought it.
  • silverblue - Friday, November 20, 2015 - link

    Four cores or four modules?
  • fokka - Sunday, November 22, 2015 - link

    good thing then that amd has been offering more than 4 cores in the consumer sector for quite a while.
  • JoeMonco - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link

    Or we simply laugh at AMD because trainwrecks can be amusing.
  • darkfalz - Saturday, November 21, 2015 - link

    Intel has competition though - from its previous generation(s). They need to convince people to upgrade from a price/performance perspective.

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