The Computex 2019 fair is a must for lovers of PCs and laptops, and this year there have been very important announcements from AMD and Intel . On the one hand we have the new AMD Ryzen 3000 with Zen 2 architecture . On the other, the new 10-nanometer Ice Lake .
At the moment we can not directly compare both families since the first products of one are aimed at desktop PCs (AMD) and those of the other to ultraportables (Intel), but one thing is clear: the Ryzen 3000 threaten the supremacy that Intel has had for years in the segment enthusiast and gamer .
In recent years we have seen how AMD was presenting more and more striking processors, but in many cases its focus was on the price / performance ratio and the good behavior of its integrated graphics , often higher than those of equivalent microphones from Intel.
When it came to aspiring to the fullest Intel always managed to give the breast. Its processors dominated in a fundamental metric for gamers: the IPC or Instructions Per Cycle / Clock . Basically it tells us how many things the CPU can do in a single cycle, a metric closely related to the clock frequency (how many cycles the CPU completes in a second).
The higher the CPI and the clock frequency, the better is the performance of the processor in terms of performance. The number of cores is also relevant if we execute several tasks in parallel that can take advantage of the processor cores or the threads of execution. The latter are doubled in Intel microphones with Hyper Threading technology and are also doubled in AMD Ryzen with SMT, Symultaneous MultiThreading.
However in gaming they especially import the clock frequency and especially the CPI , which can mean certain sacrifices in the parallelism but that give more fluidity to the games allowing us to achieve higher rates of FPS with high levels of detail.
AMD did not shine in this section, but its latest processors, the 3rd generation AMD Ryzen 3000 with Zen 2 architecture, change everything. Or they could do it, because the models presented pose a very, very serious threat to what Intel currently has on the market .
As we have said, the new Intel Ice Lake family is currently not ready to compete in the gaming segment: the launched processors are intended for laptops, convertibles and even tablets and have reduced consumption ranging from 7 to 28 W.