AMD’s pre-Computex press conference is less than a week away now, and the rumor mill has been hard at work. Today courtesy of AdoredTV, we have the specs as well as the Cinebench R15 Multi-threaded score of the purported 16-core Matisse flagship (AKA Ryzen 3800X). The Zen 2 chip topples the Skylake-X based Intel Core i9-7960X (which costs a mighty $1,700) for possibly less than half of its price. In addition, the new “mid-range” 12-core Ryzen 7 3700X has also been detailed and looking at these specs, it’ll definitely become the go-to chip for both enthusiasts and gamers alike.
AMD Ryzen 9 3800/X with 16 Cores/32 Threads Clocked @ 4.3GHz
Usually, with these kinds of leaks, I’d recommend taking them with a grain of salt, but AdoredTV is one of the more reliable sources, plus this report also lines up with what TUM_APISAK shared on Twitter a few days back. It’s the same 16-core behemoth with a rather formidable boost clock of 4.3GHz (base clock: 3.2GHz). However, in the leaked Cinebench R15 Multi-threaded benchmark all the cores are running at 4.2GHz. Keep in mind that the 4.3GHz boost clock is the single/dual core boost and not the all-core.
The 16 Core Zen 2 flagship clocked @ 4.2GHz nets a meaty 4,278 points, decimating Intel’s competing Core i9-7960X which by the way costs an insane $1,700. The Ryzen 3000 flagship should be priced somewhere in the $600-800 segment. That’s less than half of the competitor’s price. It’s only after the Kaby Lake-X part is overclocked to 4.8GHz that it’s able to keep with AMD’s onslaught. If these scores are legit, then the Zen 2 architecture will have a higher IPC than Intel’s Skylake, probably more or less on par with the newer Coffee lake chips. This also makes the single core performance of the Ryzen 3000 processors approximately 10% higher than the Ryzen 1st Generation parts.
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X with 12 Cores/24 Threads Clocked @ 5GHz
The Ryzen 7 3700 CPUs are expected to pack 12 cores and 24 threads, and according to today’s leak, these will be the new consumer flagship with a factory boost clock of 5GHz! We don’t have the benchmarks for this part at the moment, but given the other Zen 2 chip’s performance, it’s going to crush pretty much whatever Intel has to offer in the sub-$500 markets. If this part turns out to be decent overclocker too, then it will be one of the most potent CPUs AMD has ever created.
Given the timing and source of this leak, it’s very plausible that the 7nm Zen 2 lineup will be as disruptive as the original Ryzen 1st Gen processors. Thanks to the smaller node, we can expect higher clocks at lower TDPs and the refined architecture should allow IPC enhancements of 5-10% and lastly, the 50% higher core-count (than the preceding Zen+ offerings) will result in all-time high CPU scores, something enthusiasts have been looking forward to for a while now.