AMD’s $750 Ryzen 9 3950X Beats Intel’s $2,000Core i9-9980XE

I’m all for … any processor sub $1,000 that can beat an Intel Extreme Editions, and this AMD Ryzen 9 3950X looks tasty!

A PC said to be using the yet to be released 16-core32-thread AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU appears to beat the 18-core, 36-thread Intel Core i9-9980XE in multi-core performance in a leaked Geekbench test result. The AMD CPU’s 61,072 score is the highest we’ve ever seen from a consumer CPU.



AMD Ryzen 9 3950X vs. Intel Core i9-9980XE: Geekbench Results

Perhaps the craziest part about this is that Intel’s 18-core CPU sells for about $2,000, while AMD’s 3950X will be less than half of that at $750.

The results show the AMD chip besting the Intel one in single-core score (5,868 vs. 5,395). But it’s the 3950X’s multi-core score that’s especially impressive, with a 31% advantage over the i9-9980XE, which scores (on average) only 46,618 points, according to Geekbench.

Source: Tomshardware


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