AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Beats Intel Core i9-9980XE In Leaked Geekbench Result
A few weeks after the grand reveal of the third-generation Ryzen processors at COMPUTEX 2019, a leaked Geekbench test result reveals the potential of the very promising third-generation Ryzen processor with 16 cores and 32 threads on the upcoming AMD X570 platform. On the benchmark result, the “AMD 100-000000033-01” processor with a base clock of 3.30GHz with 16 cores and 32 threads beats the Intel Core i9-9980XE in both single-core and multi-core scores. Based on the scores, the 16-core AMD processor is 21.45% higher in single-core performance and 7.87% higher in multi-core performance.
This is one of the rare cases, or perhaps the first, for an AMD processor to outperform an Intel processor of same-period generation in single-core tests. Furthermore, seeing a 16-core AMD mainstream platform processor outperforming an 18-core Intel Core i9 processor for Intel’s high-end desktop (HEDT) platform is an astonishing feat for AMD’s Zen2 microarchitecture. Most certainly, this gives the third-generation Ryzen processors and the AMD X570 motherboard platform more positive expectations. See test result below.
The AMD 100-000000033-01 processor with 16 cores and 32 threads recorded on the leaked Geekbench test result was paired with an MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE motherboard, MSI’s flagship AMD X570 motherboard with a 14+1+1 IR digital VRM power phase design. Hence, the particular 16-core AMD processor points to the third-generation Ryzen 9 3950X processor. The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor comes with a 72MB Cache, a 3.30GHz core clock and a 4.7GHz boost clock. However, test results suggest the Ryzen 9 3950X can achieve maximum boost clocks of up to 5.2GHz in overclocked settings, a very promising lead in terms of the 3950X’s overclocking capabilities and thermals. The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor is expected to have an MSRP of $749 USD.
Sources: HKEPC, wccftech