AMD Dominates Workstation Market as MediaTek Struggles Against Apple

20 October, 2023 - 7:02 pm (47 days ago)
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AMD‘s newest flagship, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX, has surpassed its competition, setting unprecedented performance benchmarks in the workstation CPU arena. This 96-core marvel, a part of the Threadripper 7000 family, is equipped with features designed for the most demanding of tasks, including 192 threads, a 2.50 GHz base clock, and a boosted 5.15 GHz speed. Notably, it’s priced at a whopping $9999 US.

Benchmark Revelations

In a recent performance review by PCMag, this chip was tested within a Dell Precision 7875, revealing its formidable capabilities against competitors. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX outshined in the Cinebench R23 benchmark, clocking a performance rate that was 56% faster than its sibling, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX, and 81% faster than Intel’s Xeon W9-3495X. Videocardz further highlighted the chip’s overclocking prowess by showcasing a remarkable 148,719 points in the same test when overclocked to 4.4 GHz across all its cores.

Comparative Dynamics

To put this into perspective, the 7995WX’s overclocked performance is nearly equivalent to that of two EPYC 9654 chips combined. Additionally, it surpasses the Intel Xeon W9-3495X record by 12% and the Threadripper 5995WX record by 23%. With such benchmark revelations, enthusiasts await its official launch in November, anticipating further breakthroughs.

MediaTek’s Uphill Battle

On the other end of the tech spectrum, MediaTek‘s upcoming Dimensity 9300 faces a stiff challenge against Apple’s A17 Pro. Preliminary tests on Geekbench 6 highlight that while the Dimensity 9300 boasts impressive improvements over its predecessors, it still lags behind the A17 Pro, especially in single-core performance.

A Closer Look

An unreleased OPPO PHZ110, powered by the Dimensity 9300, managed to score 2,139 in single-core and 7,110 in multi-core tests on Geekbench 6. In contrast, the A17 Pro secured a lead of 36.3% in the single-core test. Although both chips appear neck-and-neck in multi-core performance, Apple’s dominance in single-core metrics remains unchallenged.

Thermal Challenges Ahead?

There’s speculation that the Dimensity 9300, predominantly relying on Cortex-X4 cores, might face thermal challenges, potentially resulting in performance throttling. While TSMC’s N4P process aims to be energy-efficient, smartphone cooling solutions will play a critical role in handling such powerhouses.

The recent advancements showcase AMD’s dominance in the workstation CPU domain, solidifying its position against rivals. Meanwhile, MediaTek, despite its commendable strides, remains under Apple’s shadow in the mobile chipset market. Both stories underscore the dynamic and fiercely competitive nature of the tech industry, setting the stage for further innovations and rivalries in the coming months.

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