CPU-Z was one of the tools we used to benchmark the AMD Ryzen 1800X and 1600X processors in our reviews. While doing another review using a new BIOS, we noticed that something has changed with the new version 1.79. Other than having a new skin which you can choose, the benchmark numbers have also changed in favour of Intel.

The screen shot below shows the version 1.78.3 vs 1.79.0. The underlying benchmarking mechanism seemed to be altered. One thing we noticed is that the multi thread ratio has improved from 8 to 10.

So, if you happen to use this benchmark, do take note of the difference in the benchmark and the numbers generated.