These days we are seeing a lot of benchmarks of unreleased CPUs along with their specifications. Geekbench and SiSoftware are two of the most common sources through which these leaks often surface. Yesterday, we shared the rumored specifications of the 16-Core Ryzen 9 3800X and the 12-Core Ryzen 7 3700X, plus the Cinebench Multi-threaded score for the former as well. It’s only fitting that the lower end Zen 2 chips get the same treatment, and so here we are with the Arithmetic Score of the Ryzen 3 3300/X, and guess what? It’s actually faster than the present upper mid-range Zen+ based 2600X. On top of that this seems to be an early engineering sample clocked at a meager 3.30GHz, while the latter runs at 4.20GHz.
Let’s have a look at the scores in detail. The purported Zen 2 chip, most likely the Ryzen 3 3300 scores 196.80GOPs (average) in the Processor Arithmetic test. This test gives a measure of the arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and floating point performance of a CPU, and although it is far from enough to judge a processor, the fact that a low-end part is faster than a mid-range offering is quite encouraging. Here’s the SiSoft test of a Zen+ based Ryzen 5 2600X: