AMD Ryzen 9 3950X launch is just around the corner. The new 16-core, 32-thread monster will be arriving in November following a short delay. A small hint of the performance has been revealed via a Geekbench 5 test showing very positive results.
An alleged Geekbench 5 result for the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X was first spotted by serial CPU leaks specialist TUM_APISAK on Twitter. There were actually two benchmark results for the Ryzen 9 3950X – the first result saw the new chip benchmarked in an Asus Prime X570-P motherboard with 64 GB memory, where it recorded a single-core result of 1276 and 15401 in multi-core tests.
A further benchmark of the Ryzen 9 3950X was spotted in a Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro WiFI motherboard which provided a slightly higher score of 1314 for single-core, but with a substantially lower result of 11140 during the multi-thread run. The systems in both benchmarks were using DDR4-3600 memory, however only 16 GB capacity in the Gigabyte B450 motherboard.
Tom’s Hardware also spotted the GeekBench results tweeted by APISAK and highlighted a comparison between results from the Ryzen 9 3950X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, which is a very interesting comparison since both CPUs utilise 16-cores and 32-threads. However, Tom’s noted that while we should view early benchmarks with scepticism, it appears the Ryzen 9 3950X outperforms the AMD Threadripper 2950X by a whopping 1.43% in single-core workloads and around 3.9% in multi-core.
However, the Ryzen 9 3950X is due to have 75 W TDP lower than the Threadripper 2950X. “If the Ryzen 9 3950X is truly able to surpass the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X while having a 75W lower TDP (thermal design power), that'd be a testimony to AMD's Zen 2 microarchitecture, as well as TSMC's 7nm FinFET manufacturing process,” said Zhiye Liu of Tom’s Hardware. That is something we would agree with and it means AMD can now provide a Desktop CPU with performance in excess of last generations HEDT.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is due to be released in November for $749 which would be considerably cheaper than the $899 Threadripper 2950X was at launch while providing performance on par or better.
KitGuru says: Not long to go now until the Ryzen 9 3950X is officially launched – personally I can't wait for this one. The 3950X will provide unrivalled desktop power, at the very least, until Intel get their act together with their 10th generation desktop Core CPU lineup.