Back during Computex 2019, Intel promised to prove that they are better than AMD with some real-world benchmark tests. The company has now released a set of benchmark results that pit Intel’s latest 9th gen processors against AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series processors.
Intel has released several slides that company it’s processors to that of AMD’s using different benchmark tools. The company, however, did omit Cinebench and stated that it’s only used by reviewers and only 0.54% of the users have actually used it. Intel has claimed to be using only real-world benchmarks and has omitted the ones that cater to a niche. You can head below to take a look at the results (via XFastest) shared by Intel.
To Intel’s credit, they have kept their word and used only those benchmarks that depicts real-world performance. That said, this looks more like a stunt to divert everyone from the fact that Intel is not doing well in terms of market share. Also, as someone who has personally used both Ryzen 3000 series as well as Intel’s 9th gen processors, I would recommend AMD over Intel.
Even Intel has acknowledged AMD’s efforts and the way they have closed the gap between Intel and AMD. Intel’s Troy Severson said that though the company still holds the lead, AMD has come a long way.
A year ago when we introduced the i9 9900K it was dubbed the fastest gaming CPU in the world. And I can honestly say nothing’s changed. It’s still the fastest gaming CPU in the world. I think you’ve heard a lot of press from the competition recently, but when we go out and actually do the real-world testing, not the synthetic benchmarks, but doing real-world testing of how these games perform on our platform, we stack the 9900K against the Ryzen 9 3900X. They’re running a 12-core part and we’re running an eight-core.
So, again, you are hearing a lot of stuff from our competition. I’ll be very honest, very blunt, say, hey, they’ve done a great job closing the gap, but we still have the highest performing CPUs in the industry for gaming, and we’re going to maintain that edge.
– Troy Severson (via PCGamesN)
Unfortunately, Intel is still stuck with 14nm processors while AMD has managed to drop down to 7nm+ processors which gives it a significant advantage over Intel. Unless Intel takes drastic steps, AMD is going to beat them easily in the desktop department.