Intel is still the king, AMD still needs more work

Release on : Jul 24, 2019

On the consumer-grade desktop platform, AMD finally gave Intel the color on the third-generation Athlon processor - the 7nm Zen2 architecture of the Ruilong 7, Ruilong 9 processor in the single-core, multi-core performance and the nine-generation Core It is comparable, and the price/performance ratio is much better.

However, in the notebook processor market, AMD is still far away. On the one hand, the market share is increasing very slowly (relative to the desktop). Recently, Japan’s BCN statistics show that AMD’s share of the notebook market in the Japanese market is only 14.7%. Intel still holds the majority share of 85%.

On the other hand, AMD's notebook version of the Athlon processor still can not compete with Intel's performance, especially this year Intel introduced the 10nm process of the Ice Lake processor, which is the 10th generation Core processor, the first for notebook platforms.

Recently, the Ice Lake processor has been frequently exposed. Recently, the HP Spectre X360 notebook appeared in the GK4 database. It uses the Core i7-1065G7 processor, which is a member of the 10nm Ice Lake.

Core i7-1065G7 processor is 4 cores and 8 threads. Its base frequency is 1.5GHz and the acceleration frequency is only 3.88GHz. However, from the test results, its single core performance is 5691 points and multicore performance is 17741 points.

How does this performance look? Compared to AMD's current strongest processor, the Ruilong 9 3900X, the GK4 single-core performance is only 5,624 points, and the multi-core performance is 45,338 points, but the latter is a 12-core 24-thread processor.

In this case, the Core i7-1065G7 processor has a single-core performance that exceeds AMD's Acer 9 desktop processor at frequencies up to 3.9 GHz. The latter accelerates to 4.6 GHz, which means Intel is There is still an advantage in single-core performance, especially after the replacement of the new process and architecture for the 10nm Ice Lake generation.

Of course, AMD still has advantages in multi-core performance, but this time mainly because of the more core numbers.

It is precisely because of this result, the Techrader website pointed out in the latest article that AMD is facing competitive pressure, especially on mobile processors, Intel is still the king in this regard, AMD needs more work.