Now that both the Renoir and Comet Lake chips are out, we know for a fact that the Ryzen 4000 lineup is superior in terms of performance as well as efficiency. However, there still aren’t many tests comparing the capabilities of the two families across different workloads. And so, here you have it:
Right off the bat, the Zen 2 based processor has a clear advantage in AES encryption (crypto) in both the single threaded as well as multi-threaded workloads. Text rendering and compression appear to be Skylake’s forte as can be seen in the above benchmark. N-body physics or particle physics is another activity where the blue chip has the upper hand. Face detection, rigid body physics, HDR and ray-tracing favor the Ryzen 7 4800H with the AMD part taking a notable advantage across all four.
Lastly, there’s machine learning and speech recognition. These have been one of Intel’s strengths from the very beginning, something that was retained in Sunny Cove. AES is another activity that benefits immensely from Sunny Cove’s wider design. Apart from that, the 10nm core also sees improvements in HDR, ray-tracing, Gaussian blur and face detection. Overall, Sunny Cove is a healthy step up from the older Skylake core, with the primary targets being crypto, AI and graphics.