We're just two weeks away from the official launch of AMD's highly anticipated family of Ryzen 3000 series CPUs. Thanks to our beloved leakers however we will not have to wait that long to learn more about how fast these new chips really are.
This latest leak comes via an eagle-eyed enthusiast who spotted AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7 3800X in Geekbench's database and simply could not contain his excitement to share this newly discovered gem. So without further ado let's get prospecting!
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Benchmarks Leaked, Crushes Core i9 9900K in Multi-threaded Performance
The Ryzen 7 3800X delivers a multi-core score of over 34 thousand points and a single core score of over 54 hundred points in Geekbench 4. The CPU was paired with a prototype X470 chipset motherboard and entry level 16GB DDR4 memory with modest speeds. Despite being hamstrung by lackluster memory, the 3800X put on an impressive showing.
To put these figures into context, Intel's similarly priced core i7 9700K scores ~28400 points and the flagship i9 9900K delivers no more than ~31500 points in the same test. But thanks to very aggressive boost clocks, the Intel chips manage to claw back some ground and maintain roughly a 10% advantage in single threaded performance in the same test against AMD's newcomer.
At $399 the Ryzen 7 3800X is set to compete against Intel's core i7 9700K which currently sells for just over $400 at most major e-tailers. Although according to recent news, Intel is in fact preparing sweeping price cuts of up to 15% across its 9000 series lineup, including the i9 9900k, i7 9700K and i5 9600K. It will be very interesting to see if these new prices cuts are going to be enough to sway some potential Ryzen 3000 series buyers to reconsider Intel. In the meantime, stay tuned for more juicy leaks in the coming days.
AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPU Lineup
|CPU Name||Ryzen 5 3500||Ryzen 5 3500X||Ryzen 5 3600||Ryzen 5 3600X||Ryzen 7 3700X||Ryzen 7 3800X||Ryzen 9 3900X||Ryzen 9 3950X|
|Base Clock||3.6 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.8 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.9 GHz||3.8 GHz||3.5 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.1 GHz||4.1 GHz||4.2 GHz||4.4 GHz||4.4 GHz||4.5 GHz||4.6 GHz||4.7 GHz|
|Cache (L2+L3)||16 MB||32 MB||35 MB||35 MB||36 MB||36 MB||70 MB||72 MB|
|PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH)||40||40||40||40||40||40||40||40|
|Price||$149 US||$179 US||$199 US||$249 US||$329 US||$399 US||$499 US||$749 US|