If you look at the CPUs of laptops, you can see that most of the CPUs are manufactured by Intel and AMD. Apple started designing its own CPU with the release of the MacBook Air M1, but other HP, Lenovo, Dell, LG, Samsung, etc. mostly use Intel or AMD CPUs. Therefore, there are various types of CPU and it can be confusing which CPU has the best performance.
Looking at the share price, you can indirectly know the current situation of AMD and Intel. AMD’s stock price has risen 45-fold from $2 to $90 over the past five years, while Intel’s stock has been hovering around $40-50 since 2018.
Consumers are enthusiastic about AMD’s Ryzen 5, 6, and 7 CPUs, and it is said that there are no laptops equipped with AMD’s CPUs, so they can’t afford it. While Intel stopped innovating, AMD’s technological prowess rose to a point where it threatened Intel. Moreover, as Apple became independent from Intel, Intel’s position in the PC market was greatly shaken. However, AMD’s CPUs aren’t perfect yet. In particular, in terms of stability, it is far behind Intel, and it would be meaningful to find out what features each of Intel’s and AMD’s CPUs have. First, let’s look at the CPU performance ranking first.
CPU performance can be measured in several ways. There is no single way to objectively diagnose CPU performance. Each test gives different results, and it is impossible to give an exact ranking in absolute terms. There are so many test methods, but I will introduce the most popular single-threaded CPU benchmark scores and multi-threaded CPU benchmark scores.
The results are from 1st to 15th. As you can see at a glance, AMD’s Ryzen 5, 7, and 9 5000 CPUs swept the top ranks. In particular, the Ryzen 5950X and 5000X are said to be the most recent CPUs made. On the other hand, Intel’s i7 and i9 cores are also seen everywhere.
Intel’s CPUs are great too, but it’s easy to see that the top-tier CPUs are all made by AMD. This is the part where you can see why people are passionate about AMD’s CPU.
In general, people know that the higher the number of cores and threads, the better the performance. However, this is half right and half wrong.
As mentioned briefly in the article above, the number of cores and threads and performance are not directly proportional. An important factor is how many cores and threads the game I’m currently playing can accept. In other words, even if the laptop has 8 cores and 16 threads, if PUBG can accept up to 4 cores and 8 threads, the remaining 4 cores and 8 threads are useless. Knowing this, you can see why ranks 1-15 are not proportional to the number of cores and threads. We recommend that you check the rankings below 15th from the above link. In my post, I will omit the rankings below 15th for space reasons.
This details above is the single-threaded CPU benchmark score ranking. That is, it is a measure of how powerful the performance of one thread is. Therefore, there is no significant correlation between the number of cores and threads.
The above gaming benchmark rankings are the same as for 1st to 5th places. Other than that, the overall rankings are similar.
Intel and AMD Multithreaded CPU Benchmark Rankings
The chart above is the multi-threaded CPU benchmark ranking. It can be seen that the results from 1 to 5 are significantly different from the above results. AMD’s CPUs occupied all 1st to 4th places. AMD’s Threadripper 3990X and Threadripper Pro 3995WX boast a phenomenal number of 64 cores and 128 threads.
64 cores and 128 threads is the highest record among existing CPUs. More than 128 threads have not yet been developed. As the technology advances, it may come out more than that, but it’s not up to now.
Since the multi-thread ranking is a performance score that combines multiple threads, it can be seen that the ranking is proportional to the number of cores and threads. What is surprising is that AMD is ranked 1st to 4th in gaming, single-threaded and multi-threaded benchmark rankings.