AMD Ryzen 7 2800X 10-processor Cinebench Score appears

AMD Ryzen 7 2800X 10-processor Cinebench Score appears

AMD Ryzen 7 2800X 10-processor Cinebench Score appears

Over the weekend, rumours started to circulate about a new Ryzen 2nd Generation processor from AMD, a successor to the Ryzen 7 1800X called the Ryzen 7 2800X. 

Elchapuzas Informatico has released a Cinebench screenshot which showcases a 10-core Ryzen processor, which yields a Cinebench score of around 2130. This is a notable uptick in Multi-threaded performance over the Ryzen 7 2700X, thanks to the addition of four two cores and four additional threads. No single-threaded performance numbers are shown.

The only problem with this is, well, pretty much everything. For starters, the performance shown below is almost identical to a stock Intel i7-7900X (link), a sign that this benchmark is doctored. Second, Cinebench lists the processor as a “Ryzen R7 2800X”, whereas a real 2700X listing calls itself as a Ryzen 7 2700X, not a Ryzen R7 2700X. It is also worth noting that a 2700X also lists itself as an Eight-Core processor, with the R7 2800X result calling itself a “10-core”, changing the naming scheme from letters to numbers. “Ten-Core” would have been more consistent.     

Outside of these listing oddities, there are also core aspects of AMD’s Zen architecture that would prevent a 10-core from being created, with the most obvious one being AMD’s 4-core CCX model, which makes a pure 10-core impossible. AMD’s CCX units can only come in sets of four, making the next step up from 8 being 12, not 10. It is also worth noting that AMD likes to keep the number of cores per CCX consistent, with six-core models using a 3+3 core configuration. Both of these facts make a 10-core Ryzen processor seem extremely unlikely. 

  

AMD Ryzen 7 2800X 10-processor Cinebench Score appears  

Making new Ryzen 2nd Generation silicon would also be counterproductive for AMD right now, as they would be creating new silicon for a single new SKU, which is why early rumours called the hypothetical Ryzen 7 2800X a higher clocked variant of the Ryzen 2700X and nothing more. 

A 10-core processor from AMD would also require some fundamental changes to AMD’s Zen architecture, something which won’t happen for a mere Ryzen 2000 series SKU, making this Ryzen R7 2800X benchmark appear to be nothing more than a fake. Take this reported Ryzen 2800X leak with a mountain of salt. 

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