The review of the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 was been already leaked by a Spanish website a while back. However, a German tech site, PCGamesHardware has spilled the (big) beans and published the reviews of the Ryzen 7 3700X and the Ryzen 9 3900X (accidentally of course). As expected, the review has now been taken down but what once pops up on the internet never disappears, or so they say. That’s exactly what has happened here. We’ve got the gaming benchmarks as well as the synthetics of the Ryzen 7 3700X as well as the Ryzen 9 3900X. Let’s have a look.
AMD Ryzen 3000: Gaming Benchmarks
These are all 720p benchmarks and the performance deltas are all significantly magnified, plus most of these are DX11 based games that don’t properly utilize multi-core CPUs. Despite that, the Ryzen 3000 parts do rather well:
As you can see, in Assassins’ Creed Odyssey, the Ryzen 7 3700X and the 3900X are at the top beating the entire Intel lineup. Things also look positive for the Zen 2 chips in Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DX12), where the 3700X levels with the Core i5-9600K while the 3900X beats it rather satisfactorily. The higher-end i9s, however, are much faster, thanks to the blazing fast single-core boost clocks.
In Wolfenstein 2, other than the Core i9-9900K all the chips including the Ryzen 7 and the Ryzen 9 are within a handful of frames of one another. We are talking about 300+FPS here and I honestly don’t consider this as a “real-world” benchmark. At most, you’ll be playing at 150FPS @ QHD, and at that resolution, all these high-end parts will perform identically to one another.
In Far Cry 5 (a CPU hog), the Ryzen 3700X and the 3900X deliver rather well. Both are able to beat the Core i5-9600K quite comfortably and are slower than the Core i7 and i9 by single-digit FPS. The difference between the 2nd Gen and the 3rd Gen Ryzen parts is worth noting. We are looking at gains of more than 20%.
AMD Ryzen 3000: Synthetic Benchmarks
In handbrake and 7-zip, the Ryzen 7 3700X beats the Core i9-9900K while the Ryzen 9 competes with the 32 core Threadripper 2900WX and even the $2000 Core i9-9980XE. Quite impressive.
Lastly, we’ve got Cinebench R15 (multi-threaded). Just like the first two, this is AMD’s turf. The Ryzen 7 3700X overpowers the Core i9-9900K while the Ryzen 9 3900X is next to only the HEDT part, the Core i9-9980XE.
Conclusion: What Does this Mean?
I know many of you might seem a bit disappointed over the gaming benchmarks, but fear not. These are all 720p tests conducted at irrational frame rates. You won’t be pushing for 200+ FPS anytime soon. At 1080p and 1440p, the Ryzen 3000 processors should be on par with the competing Intel 9th Gen chips in gaming while in multi-threaded loads like content creation, compression-decompression and of course, Cinebench, the Intel chips simply can’t compete with them.