AMD Ryzen 16 Core 5.2GHz CPU Benchmark Leaked, Crushes Intel’s i9 9980XE

If it’s true Intel should be afraid. AMD is making a huge comeback and there’s no stopping them! You know what my next purchase will be 😛

We’re less than two weeks away from the official release of AMD’s highly anticipated 7nm based Ryzen 3000 series processors and leaks around the newcomers show absolutely no signs of slowing down. This latest one is nothing short of a whopper, so let’s dig straight into the juicy bits!

Just a little under three weeks ago a 16 core monster of a chip based on AMD’s next generation Zen 2 microarchitecture was leaked. Just a couple of days later the CPU was confirmed and announced as the Ryzen 9 3950X, the world’s first ever “gaming” 16 core processor and the fastest ever of its kind to date.

The Ryzen 9 3950X runs at a base clock speed of 3.5GHz and a boost of 4.7GHz and if you’re reading this you probably already know that. But, it’s important because the leaked Ryzen 3000 series 16 core processor that is the subject of this article does not run at those frequencies, and as such may be a different chip entirely.

So, what do the numbers on this mysterious new chip look like? It’s a 16 core, 32 thread processor with a stock base frequency of 3.3GHz, 200MHz below that of the Ryzen 9 3950X. BUT, and this is crucial, it is running on an all-core overclocked frequency of 5.2 GHz.


AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPU Lineup

CPU Name Ryzen 5 3600 Ryzen 5 3600X Ryzen 7 3700X Ryzen 7 3800X Ryzen 9 3900X Ryzen 9 3950X
Cores/Threads 6/12 6/12 8/16 8/16 12/24 16/32
Base Clock 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.5 GHz
Boost Clock 4.2 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.7 GHz
Cache (L2+L3) 35 MB 35 MB 36 MB 36 MB 70 MB 72 MB
PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH) 40 40 40 40 40 40
TDP 65W 95W 65W 105W 105W 105W
Price $199 US $249 US $329 US $399 US $499 US $749 US

Source: WCCFTech

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