Does Disabling SMT on a Ryzen 7 CPU Improves its Performance?

Does Disabling SMT on a Ryzen 7 CPU Improves its Performance?

Basin Falls is purportedly the codename for Intel's new X299 chipset, and the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X chips based on it. BenchLife previously leaked the Basin Falls platform, showing that at least 4 SKUs is headed for the X299 platform. Basin Falls consists of the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors, and the X299 chipset. The site claims that Intel will launch the high-end Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors in late May rather than the end of July, and the mainstream Coffee Lake series in August rather than January next year.

COMPUTER CHIP FORERUNNERS AMD and Intel are the tech industry's longest-standing rivals when it comes to semiconductors. The products could be announced at the annual Computex trade show in Taipei or the E3 gaming show in Los Angeles in the first week of June.

The source noted also that in all aspects, the AMD Ryzen 5 perform better than the 7 Generation Intel Core 7600k processor. On top of that it looks like Intel could bring hexa core CPUs to the mainstream market, which would make Coffee Lake even more interesting.

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Despite the overwhelming performance of the Ryzen 7, it still slightly pales in comparison to the Intel Core i7 CPU in terms of gaming. For instance, the AMD Ryzen 7 line competes with the Intel Core i7, the Ryzen 5 with the Intel Core i5 and the budget-priced Ryzen 3 with Intel's Core i3. Skylake-X will supposedly be available in 6, 8, and 10-core flavors.

After digging through eBay Deals new offer on a 20% off coupon through select sellers (sorry, it's not all eBay), it's clear to skip the base model 1700 Ryzen 7 for $329.99 in favor of the mid-tier Ryzen 7 1700X as it is now cheaper after the eBay coupon with a drop from $399.99 to $319.99. However, the 10nm architecture codenamed Cannonlake will now either be delayed even further, or will be used only for chips aimed at thin laptops and tablets and coexist with Coffee Lake chips. SMT is similar to the Intel Hyper-Threading technology, making each physical core to be recognized by the operating system as two threads (logical cores).

ArchitecturesAMD's new Ryzen chip is based on its Zen microarchitecture, built on a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process and utilising a new AM4 socket.

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