It has been several years since Intel gave people a proper boost in performance but Intel 10nm Sunny Cove could change that in the upcoming months. Intel announced at Computex that the Sunny Cove chips offer 18% IPC improvement and in some cases 40% higher IPC compared to Skylake. Here we have a leaked benchmark that reveals some interesting performance numbers.
The benchmark includes performance numbers for different upcoming AMD and Intel chips. The Ryzen 5 3600X scored 609 points with a max clock speed of 4.5 GHz. The 3700X scored 622 points with a max clock speed of 4.6 GHz. The 3800X scored 635 points with a max clock speed of 4.7 GHz. We see some pretty great IPC gains with the new Zen 2 architecture.
The Core i7-1065G7 Intel 10nm Sunny Cove benchmarks show that it scored 639 points at 3.7 GHz which is very impressive indeed. The Core i7-9700K with an overclocked frequency of 5.3 GHz scores 645 points. This is a leak so do take this with a grain of salt. If these numbers are true then this means that Intel 10nm Sunny Cove will offer some proper performance gains over the previous generation and might be good enough to take on AMD Ryzen.
Intel has not mentioned a 6 core 12 thread CPU, it is possible that this is an early engineering sample and that the final product will release next year. This year we also have the 4 core models, as far as I know. A Comet Lake CPU has also been spotted. This chip comes with 8 cores and 8 threads and is based on the 14nm++ process rather than 10nm.
With Sunny Cove coming out in the upcoming months and AMD Ryzen 3000 series releasing around the same time, it is going to be an interesting year. AMD is quickly gaining ground and could have another great year keeping in mind that it is not only powering the Xbox Scarlett and PS5 but Google Stadia as well.
Let us know what you think about these Sunny Cove benchmarks and whether or not you are interested in getting an Intel 10nm CPU.