Intel launched its 10th generation Comet Lake-S CPUs. According to reviews, it is holding its weight, But AMD may release newer Ryzen 3000 series Matisse Refresh CPUs. These updated CPUs is said to have higher clock speeds and certain improvements. AMD provided great value and performance throughout its lineup enough to make industry legends to switch over. Intel doesn’t plan on giving up. But AMD seems to have a plan to 1up any future releases.
Holding the gate until Ryzen 4000 Series
While AMD doesn’t plan to Ryzen 4000 series CPUs just yet, it did work on three SKUs whose information was leaked recently. These were called ‘Matisse Refresh’ CPUs, using the same 7nm Zen 2 architecture. The benchmarks showed the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and the Ryzen 5 3600XT having a one-up advantage over its intended targetted SKUs.
Cinebench R20 Single Core Result
The graph above is from the score generated by Cinebench R20’s single-core test. The Ryzen 9 3900XT was able to core 542. Therefore it is able to top over the Core i9-10900K which scored 539. Three of its upcoming CPUs is also in the graph. The Ryzen 7 3800XT, Ryzen 5 3600XT and the Ryzen 9 3950X. It scores below the Core i9-10900K and the 10900KF. But stays above the Core i9-10900, Core i9-10900F and the Core i7-10700KF and the K variant. AMD wants to be on its toes, but its confident the Ryzen 3000 series can hold up.
It is still uncertain if AMD is going to release these CPUs or if these are the final SKUs. Earlier, we did spot two Matisse Refresh SKUs without the ‘XT’ nomenclature. Also, this uses the existing architecture. Even with the improved overclocking ability and higher base/ boost clock, this leads to higher TDP. But its just AMD needs until it can release the Ryzen 4000 series CPUs. But Intel is also readying its newer SKUs by the end of this year.
2020 is an interesting year for CPUs so far, but we’re also going to see a new generation of graphics card from Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon.