If the leaked benchmarks for AMD Ryzen 9 3950X are be believed then Ryzen continues to be a problem for Intel. According to the leaked benchmarks, Ryzen 9 3950X outperforms Intel Core i9-9980XE in single and multi-threaded processes.
This is surprising since Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16-Core CPU while the Core i9-9980XE is an 18 Core CPU. The benchmarks were leaked on Geekbench via Twitter user TUM_APISAK.
As for the specs, the system was using 32 GB of DDR4 RAM with a base frequency of 3.30 GHz and 4.30 GHz boost frequency. This is lower than the final frequencies for AMD Ryzen 9 3950X which is 3.50 GHz base and 4.70 GHz boost. This might be an early sample but is most like Ryzen 9 3950X.
Now let’s talk about the benchmark scores. The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X got 5868 points in single-threaded and 61072 points in multi-threaded processes.
In comparison, the Intel Core i9-9980XE scored 5300 points in single-threaded and 42000 points in multi-threaded processes. As you can see, Ryzen 9 3950X is miles ahead Core i9-9980XE in terms of multi-threaded performance.
However, Intel Core i9-9900K takes lead over Ryzen 9 3950X in single-threaded performance due to its 5 GHz single-core frequency boost.
But, given that the sample features lower base and boost frequency compared to the final specs, the results might differ once the CPU releases. Also, with a 5 GHz overclock, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X will most probabaly beat Intel Core i9-9900K in single-threaded performance.
Not to mention, Ryzen 9 3950X features Precision Boost Overdrive algorithm which grants the CPU an additional 200 MHz boost in CPU frequency. All of this combined, 3950X will definitely beat Core i9-9900K.
Speaking of Ryzen CPU beating Intel in terms of performance, AMD’s 12 Core/16 Thread Ryzen 9 3900X also outperforms both Intel Core i9-9900K and i9-9920X.
|CPU||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||Cache||Launch|
|Ryzen 9 3900X||12/24||3.8GHz||4.6 GHz||70MB||$499||July 7, 2019|
|Ryzen 7 3800X||8/16||3.9GHz||4.5 GHz||36MB||$399||July 7|
|Ryzen 7 3700X||8/16||3.6GHz||4.4 GHz||36MB||$329||July 7|
|Ryzen 5 3600X||6/12||3.8GHz||4.4 GHz||35MB||$249||July 7|
|Ryzen 5 3600||6/12||3.6GHz||4.2 GHz||35MB||$199||July 7|
Despite Intel’s latest Core i9-9900K featuring 5.0 GHz boost for all of its Cores, Ryzen CPU has managed to beat it. The reason could be the higher Core/Thread count for Ryzen 9 3900X.