Second AMD Strix Point benchmark makes Zen 5 look much better

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The next-gen AMD Strix Point processor has shown its true power when clocked adequately. This upcoming Ryzen APU now looks like a worthy replacement for current chips.

Following the initial Geekbench test of the presumed Strix Point APU, BenchLeaks has tracked yet another test using this chip. This time, the processor delivered more multi-core performance, faster than Phoenix and Hawk Point-based CPUs. Specifically, the 12-core chip netted 1,224 points in single-core and 12,754 in multi-core, the latter representing a 59% increase over the previous test.

Keep in mind that while the results indicate a 5.11GHz base clock, in reality, the chip was hovering around 2.33GHz. Moreover, this new test shows it carries less L3 cache than the previous one – 8MB instead of 16. Then again, this could be a simple misreport. The software may have a hard time differentiating between Zen 5 and Zen 5c cores, which have different caches. What is sure, however, is that the test gives this processor the edge when it comes to overall performance.

If the Strix Point processors can deliver such performance at this frequency, we wonder how fast it will be when fully unleashed. It may even beat 16-core Ryzen 9 7945HX3D CPUs.

Meanwhile, a leaked specs document from HKEPC further confirms that Strix Point chips will max out at 12 cores and 24 threads, accompanied by 12MB of L2 plus 24MB of L3 caches. On the GPU side, while things are better with 8 RDNA 3.5 WGP (Workgroup Processor), it’s far from Strix Halo and its 40 WGP. Lastly, it seems that there won’t be any PCIe Gen 5 support.

AMD seems to have a lot on its plate for the upcoming Computex showcase. We can’t wait to see all the goodies it has in store.