The AMD A8-7670K APU Review: Aiming for Rocket Leagueby Ian Cutress on November 18, 2015 8:00 AM EST
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.
PhotoScan shows most APUs performing around 41 to 42 minutes, which suggests that there is a bottleneck in the core design.
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.
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.
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JoeMonco - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - linkSo then why brin it up? What relevance does Netburst have to do with modern-day Intel or AMD?
silverblue - Friday, November 20, 2015 - linkAbout as much relevance as you comparing current AMD CPU performance with that of Netburst.
Other than that, it only serves to highlight that AMD have beaten Intel before, but I don't think Intel will get that complacent again anytime soon.
Klimax - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - linkOnly because Intel made mistake. (And hit multiple unobvious problems later like frequency wall)
JoeMonco - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - linkDon't bring in your silly *facts*. This is an AMD wankfest where we ignore all evidence of claim and perpetually claim that [Year+1] is gonna be the year AMD releases that great CPU! Oh and we'll high five each other over AMD beating Netburst over a decade ago because that's hugely relevant still.
anubis44 - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - link"This is an AMD wankfest where we ignore all evidence of claim and perpetually claim that [Year+1] is gonna be the year AMD releases that great CPU! Oh and we'll high five each other over AMD beating Netburst over a decade ago because that's hugely relevant still."
Spoken like a true jerk. AMD's Zen is not a mere refresh of Bulldozer, and it wasn't designed by the same people who designed Bulldozer or Phenom/Phenom II. It was designed by the guy who is widely considered the very best CPU engineer on the planet. It's going to be entertaining to see what you have to say when AMD's comeback is truly in full swing.
JoeMonco - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - link"It's going to be entertaining to see what you have to say when AMD's comeback is truly in full swing."
No it'll actually be more entertaining when Zen fails like every other AMD processor for the last decade. Then you and your ilk will be going on and on about how Zen 2 is going to be the one to finally beat Intel.
sld - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - linkWell said by someone who enjoys paying the near-monopoly prices for Intel's CPUs.
JoeMonco - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - linkNo, I'm just a realist.
BurntMyBacon - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - linkeanazag: "I fully expect AMD to disappoint with Zen. I see no facts that indicate they will not do what they did in the past - fail to meet expectations at the time they said they would."
If your expectation is that AMD will disappoint with Zen, then I don't suppose they'd be too sad if they failed to meet that expectation ;' )
JoeMonco - Thursday, November 19, 2015 - linkUnless the benchmarks are going to translate into sales, it's not really going to matter.