AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPU With 32 7nm Zen 2 Cores Benchmarked Once Again – 3.6 GHz Base & 4.2 GHz Boost Clocks, 70% Faster Than 2990WX in Geekbench 5


AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPU with 32 Zen 2 cores has appeared once again on Geekbench database. The specific chip has seen several variations appear on the same benchmark & this time, we also get to see how it performs in the latest Geekebench 5 benchmark.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPU With 32 Zen 2 Cores Benchmarked in Geekbench 5 - 70% Faster Than The Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPU features 32 cores and 64 threads. Just like the previous sample, this one is also based on the Zen 2 core architecture, featuring 32 cores and 64 threads. The clock speeds are also similar to the earlier samples, running at 3.60 GHz (3.59 GHz) base & 4.20 GHz (4.23 GHz) boost clocks. In addition to the core specifications, the chip features 128 MB L3 cache and 16 MB of L2 cache making up for a combined cache of 144 MB.

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It is still too early to say what the final specifications of the processor would end up like but we have only seen the 32 core chip appear so far so we don't know what the other SKUs would look like.

As for the performance scores, first up we have Geekbench 4. In GB4, the Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPU scores 5519 points in single-core and 68,279 points in the multi-core tests. The score is pretty much the same thing we saw in the earlier entries. The Geekbench

5 score is more interesting as it shows the chip up to 70% in multi-core performance test compared to the Threadripper 2990WX.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPU scores 1275 points in single-core and 23,015 points in the multi-core test. The Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX for comparison scores around 1100 points in the single-core and around 13,400 points in the multi-core test. Surprisingly, the Intel Core i9-9900XE performs a little better than the Threadripper 2990WX in Geekbench 5 with a single-core score of 1150 points and around 15,000 points in the multi-core test.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series CPUs - Here's What To Expect In Terms of Price, Specs, and Performance

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series family is expected to debut in the second half of 2019. This family will be internally known as “Castle Peak” and is stated to bring dominant leadership in the HEDT market. The family will prove to be a new watermark in performance and overall efficiency while new platform features will be introduced on the TR4 socketed motherboards to take them to the next level.

Considering that AMD would want to remain in a dominant position with the Threadripper 3000 series, we will be looking at some spectacular amounts of multi-threaded performance numbers which will only get better with the added clock speeds thanks to the 7nm process node. The CPUs will also be getting major core bumps, but AMD would like to keep prices close to current levels.

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su:

“You know. it’s very interesting, some of the things that circulate on the Internet—I don’t think we ever said that Threadripper was not going to continue—it somehow took on a life of its own on the Internet,” Su said, speaking to a small group of reporters following her keynote. “You will see more [Threadripper] from us; you will definitely see more.

If mainstream is moving up, then Threadripper will have to move up, up—and that’s what we’re working on.”

via PCWorld

AMD's CEO, Lisa Su, also confirmed within a tweet that we can expect more information on the next-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs later this year so expect to hear something soon. Following is the tweet:

If we look at the trend with AMD's jump from Ryzen Threadripper 1000 to Ryzen Threadripper 2000, we saw that the new processors with core parity of the previous generation were priced around the same with a $200-$300 shaved off from their previous price tag. The 1950X became 2950X and cost $200 US less. The higher core count parts were at a different market tier entirely, costing north of $1200 US but at the same time, much cheaper than their Core-X competitors.

A leaked slide listing down the main features of AMD's 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, internally codenamed "Castle Peak". (Image Credits - Informatica Cero)

In terms of raw performance output, the new die layout remains to be tested, but since it is more refined over the previous two generations with a stronger interconnect between them, the cache and latency performance may end up giving a bigger boost to total system responsiveness. AMD will definitely be aiming for both LGA 2066 and LGA 3647 lines with their new chips. Intel has said that their upcoming Core-X series would offer a much better value proposition with 2x better perf per dollar compared to Skylake-X but that remains to be seen.

AMD is also expected to introduce its new TRX4 and WRX8 platforms for the new Threadripper line which would offer both quad-channel and octa-channel memory interfaces. You can read more on that here.

Which upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPU Platform are you looking forward to the most?