The video was just a bit of fun, and no doubt I could find a parody that makes fun of RyZen.
Thanks Marcus for telling us your CineBench score.
The reason I asked you to post that was that CineBench reflects my PC usage. I’m not a gamer, and mainly use the heavy crunching power of the PC for multi track digital audio with Avid Protools.
With SkyLake I had some pretty decent DSP performance, but not quite as much performance as I needed to bring my setup upto the standard you find in a high end recording studio.
RyZen changed that, and I have enough CPU performance with RyZen7 1700 to run as many DSP’s as I want, and still have lots of headroom for the future.
When I decided to go AMD and RyZen, I knew CoffeeLake was just around the corner, and that there would be a six core variant. The base clock on 8700K was originally to be 2.3GHz. If that had stayed the same, RyZen would have slaughtered it, and Intel knew that, so Intel bumped it up to 3.8GHz, with a turbo on one core upto 4.7GHz.
Asus among other motherboard vendors use a feature called MCE (Multi Core Enhancement) which overclocks all cores to 4.7GHz. It seems many review sites didn’t know this was on by default, so actually thought they were benchmarking 8700K at stock speeds, when in actual fact they were benchmarking it overclocked.
Some sites were reporting temps, at a supposed stock speed, of 90c and above when the system was under load. .
As far as I’m aware those binned OCUK 8700K’s have been de-lidded and good quality themal paste applied, but 8700K runs hot.
What cooling are you using, Marcus?
To sum up.
I’m still glad I went for Ryzen. With a Cinebench score of 1724 its still faster than CoffeeLake at 5.2GHz, and I paid less for my RyZen 7 1700 and Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard, than you paid for the 8700K on its own.
Having said that. If I was a gamer, I would have no doubt that the 8700K would be the faster option.
Enjoy your new rig Marcus.