Ryzen 3rd Generation 16-core rumoured to be a Threadripper-killer with insane Cinebench performance

Ryzen 3rd Generation 16-core rumoured to be a Threadripper-killer with insane Cinebench performance

Ryzen 3rd Generation 16-core rumoured to be a Threadripper-killer with insane Cinebench performance

There has been a lot of controversy lately surrounding AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper platform, igniting rumours regarding the potential Threadripper killing capabilities of the company’s upcoming Ryzen 3rd Generation processors. 

As some of you may already know, AMD removed Ryzen 3rd Generation Threadripper from their 2019 client roadmap, a move which has been analysed to death by enthusiasts and fanboys from every side of the hardware spectrum. Does AMD not have access to enough 7nm silicon for Threadripper, does AMD thing Threadripper will eat into their EPYC sales, did AMD simply decide not to include Threadripper (a late 2019 product) in a slide about 2019 client system sales? Who knows.

Regardless, AMD’s 3rd Generation of Ryzen desktop processors will be available with up to sixteen processing cores, marching into Threadripper territory, Beyond that, Ryzen 3rd Generation will boast IPC improvements, heightened power efficiency and likely ship with higher core clock speeds. All of this means that AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Generation processors will likely offer more performance than the company’s existing 16-core Threadripper offerings. 

To add more to this topic, Forbes has managed to find a Cinebench R15 score for a Ryzen 3rd Generation 16-core processor, which allegedly ran at 4.2GHz and offered a score of a staggering 4278 in the multi-threaded benchmark. This is enough to beat AMD’s 24-core Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX at stock clocks, which is an insane feat for an AM4-based CPU with eight fewer cores. 

This information leak comes via AdoredTV, with Forbes creating the graph below.      

Ryzen 3rd Generation 16-core rumoured to be a Threadripper-killer with insane Cinebench performance  

If this information is correct, AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Generation 16 core processors will offer a performance lead of around 1,000 points over the company’s existing 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, packing a performance boost that is close to 30%. That said, it is unknown what the stock performance of AMD’s AM4 16-core will be, as it is possible that the processor was overclocked to a achieve these speeds. Even then, this assumes that this performance leak is legitimate, which it might not be.  

This performance lead is much greater than what was showcased by AMD at CES 2019, where AMD showed that their next-generation Ryzen 8-core could match the performance of Intel’s i9-9900K while consuming much less power. This demo was designed to put Intel on notice, as AMD undoubtedly left some performance on tap to showcase at later events. 

AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Generation processors are expected to offer a significant performance leap over their predecessors, but right now it remains to be seen how well AMD’s next-generation processors will perform in reality. We will have to wait for AMD’s official Computex reveal, and subsequent reviews before we know for sure. 

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