Singlecore benchmarks are leaked to the AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Ryzen 5 3600X, Ryzen 7 3700X and 3800X. All three are faster than the Intel Core i9-9900K.
Ryzen 3000 comes with IPC leap
The new Ryzen 3000 processors, officially introduced by AMD at Computex 2019, have undergone some major changes. The structure width has shrunk from 14 respectively 12nm to 7nm. The CPUs are no longer produced by Globalfoundries, instead by TSMC. The chip structure has also changed significantly. There is now a central management chip, which is manufactured in 14nm, to which two smaller 7nm chiplets are connected. These only contain up to eight processor cores and the cache of the processor. While an eight-core processor like the Ryzen 7 3700X has only one chipplet, the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X has two chipplets. However, only the Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 cores has the full version with two fully activated chipplets.
There are also general improvements with the Zen 2 cores. For example, AMD has succeeded in increasing the IPC of its processors by 15 percent. With higher possible clock rates at the same time, this also ensures high single-core performance, which can be especially important in games. Now, a benchmark comparison also shows how much this increased IPC has an impact.
Ryzen 5 3600X, Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 7 3800X outpace i9-9900K
The leak comes from the same source as yesterday’s leak to Intel’s Ice Lake processors. The comparison from the Chinese Forum Baidu lists the singlecore results of the CPU-Z benchmark. These include benchmarks for the new Ryzen 3000 processors Ryzen 5 3600X, Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 7 3800X. These achieved 609, 622 and 635 points in the single-core test and are thus all better than the Intel Core i9-9900K. While the Intel processor ran at 5 GHz, the Ryzen processors only run at 4.5 to 4.7 GHz. These rates are partly higher than the specified AMD rates, which could be due to the fact that Precision Boost Overdrive can automatically increase the clock rates to a higher level than the indicated boost.
The comparison to the direct predecessor Ryzen 7 2700X is also particularly interesting. It only reached 488 points. With 622 points, the Ryzen 7 3700X thus achieves a good 27 percent higher result than its predecessor, the Ryzen 7 3800X is even 30 percent higher. However, the processors are beaten by an Ice Lake processor at 3.7 GHz and high-clocked 14nm processors from Intel. Interesting is also the result of a Comet Lake processor, which clocks at 5.2 GHz and reaches 645 points. Comet Lake is supposed to be the answer to Ryzen 3000 with 10 cores and hold the bar until 2022, until Intel has also switched to 10nm in the desktop.
How authentic these figures are is currently quite controversial. The source is not unknown. With regard to the high IPC increase, however, such figures are quite realistic. Nevertheless, these benchmarks should be treated with caution. At the launch of Ryzen 3000 at the latest, we know what we can actually expect.