AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Benchmark Leaks

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Benchmark Leaks

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Benchmark Leaks

AMD’s Zen 2 core promised huge generational leaps in performance over the company’s existing processors, packing more cache, a 2x boost in AVX throughput and support for faster DDR4 memory than what’s possible on the company’s current-generation Ryzen processors.  

Now, performance data for AMD’s upcoming Zen 2-powered Ryzen 3rd Generation processors are leaking onto the web, with Geekbench 4 results from AMD’s Ryzen 7 3800X, which come courtesy of TUM_APISAK, showcasing a substantial generational leap in performance from team AMD. 

In single-threaded workloads the AMD Ryen 7 3800X delivered a score of 5406 points when using 2133MHz memory while offering a multi-threaded score of 34059. When compared to our internal data for AMD’s stock Ryzen 7 2700X (with 2666MHz DDR4 memory), AMD’s Ryzen 7 3800X delivered a tremendous boost to both single-threaded and multi-threaded performance, with the 2700X delivering scores of 4923 and 25209 in single-threaded and multi-threaded workloads respectively.      

At this time it is unknown how faster DDR4 memory will impact the performance of AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Generation processors is unknown, though boosting memory speeds to Ryzen 3rd Generation’s officially supported 3200MHz speeds would no doubt have a positive impact. 

When compared to our internal data for Intel’s i9-9900K, which used 3200MHz memory, we can note that Intel offers more performance in Geekbench 4, with our CPU sample achieving single-threaded and multi-threaded scores of  6457 and 35687 respectively. That said, these results were measured before several speculative execution vulnerability patches were added to windows, which means that Geekbench performance may be lower if measured today on a fully updated OS. 

Geekbench 4 is a tool that has a strong preference for Intel’s core processors, especially when compared to older Ryzen SKUs. In multi-threaded performance, a 32-core Ryzen 2990WX can be bested by an Intel i9-9900K, thanks to the performance oddities of AMD’s hugely multi-core/die processor. As such, this benchmark should not be considered indicative of CPU performance in all workloads.  

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Benchmark Leaks  

The most important takeaway from this is that Zen 2/AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Generation processors are addressing many of the performance shortcomings of the company’s existing Ryzen lineup, making AMD’s Zen-based designs more competitive than ever before, especially when combined with Zen 2’s higher clock speeds and increased power efficiency. Intel should be worried about Zen 2’s impact on the PC market. 

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