Currently, PassMark’s CPU single-threaded performance chart is still dominated by Intel chips. In total, 17 Intel processors dominated AMD’s Ryzen 9 PRO 3900. Last month, Intel chips were in the top 34, while AMD’s APU was incorrectly ranked 35th.
For this reason, the PassMark baseline database has received a lot of criticism, and the latest single-threaded performance charts do not quell that criticism.
Intel processors currently occupy the top 17, and the Core i9-9900KS remains firmly at the top of the list. That’s at least less shocking than the rankings a month ago.
Intel processors are in the top 34 as PassMark moves from Performance Test V9 to V10.
AMD’s Ryzen 3 4300U APU ranked 35th in last month’s desktop processor chart, and the latest single-threaded performance chart no longer features it.
The highest-ranked AMD desktop processor is now the Ryzen 9 PRO 3900, but it is only 18th, while the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is ranked 23rd.
Intel processors are known to outperform comparable AMD processors in single-threaded and single-core benchmarking, but AMD processors perform better than Intel processors in multithreaded or multicore tests.
However, you’ll be surprised when you rate the Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7700K, which will be launched in January 2017, higher than the Ryzen 9 3950X, which will be launched in mid-2019.
Although the i7-7700K has a much higher reference frequency, AMD processors are significantly ahead of Intel processors in single-core tests in other benchmarks and databases.