One of the first benchmarks of the upcoming AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core, 32-thread processor has been leaked to the web. What is very impressive is that the results of this benchmark rival Intel’s HEDT Core i9-9980XE 18-core processor! The Ryzen 9 3950X was running on an AMD Myrtle platform, the codename used internally for AMD’s test platform, along with 32 GB of 4100 MHz DDR4. The clock speeds are being reported as 3.29 GHz and 4.29 GHz, which is different from the final specifications of the chip which are 3.30 GHz and 4.70 GHz. This could be a very early sample of the chip though.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Benchmarks
Looking at the benchmark scores below in GeekBench 4 the Ryzen 9 3950X scores 5868 points in single-core test and 61072 points in multi-core performance test. To give you an idea of just how good this is, the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (16-core) scores around 4800 points in single and 38000 points in multi-core tests on average. The Intel Core i9-9980XE (18-core) scores around 5300 points in single and 42000 points in multi-core performance test. AMD will be selling the Ryzen 9 3950X for $749, while the Threadripper 2950X is $899 and the Core i9-9980XE is $2000.
Now to be fair Intel’s flagship mainstream part the Core i9-9900K scores around 6200 points in single-core and 31000 points in multi-core. Intel is able to accomplish this great single-core score because of the the 5 GHz single-core frequency.
At the end of the day the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is going to be one beast of a part, and even more impressive is that it will be on the mainstream platform.