A recent entry in the Ashes of the Singularity benchmarks database highlights an interesting CPU: an 8-core AMD Ryzen with Hyper Threading enabled. The listing reveals that the benchmark was carried out using a GeForce Titan X, with the Ryzen CPU clocked at 4.0GHz with a base clock of 3.6GHz.
Considering the test was done using a Titan X, it is likely it was carried out by an AIB partner or a reviewer testing out Ryzen. This is the first time we’re seeing a Ryzen part with a “ZD” prefix, indicating that it could be the final retail unit. Previous leaks have highlighted the engineering “ES” prefix.
The benchmark itself is very interesting, as it sees the Ryzen CPU beating out Intel’s Core i7 5960X at 4K. While we don’t have mode details about Ryzen right now, earlier leaks suggest we’ll see a total of 17 SKUs in the Ryzen series, ranging from the 8-core flagships with R7 branding to 6-core offerings in the R5 series and quad-core products that will be branded as R3.
The flagship CPU will likely be called the AMD R7 1800X, and it is said to offer a base clock of 3.6GHz and a turbo boost of 4.0GHz, much like the CPU in the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark. The R7 1800X is said to directly challenge Intel’s $1,000 Core i7-6900K.