A new benchmark of the Ryzen 9 3950X has emerged. It achieves up to 5.2 GHz boost on an X570 mainboard and a new peak value.
16 cores on AM4 matches Skylake-X
With the new Ryzen 3000 generation, AMD has made a good adjustment to the parameters and IPC. The effectiveness of these actions is confirmed by several leaks before the launch. A review of the Ryzen 5 3600, which was posted too early, also shows quite well how the changes will impact gaming. Even the small mainstream processor can compete against the i7-8700K and in some disciplines even takes on the i9-9900K. It is also nearly always better than the Ryzen 7 2700X.
In addition to the models with six, eight and twelve cores, the Ryzen 9 3950X will also be launched this autumn. The processor brings the full expansion to AM4 with 16 cores and up to 4.7 GHz boost clock. Nevertheless, AMD achieves a TDP of only 105 watts due to the comparatively low base clock of 3.5 GHz. Recently, a first benchmark of the processor on the AMD test platform Myrtle has been leaked. In Geekbench 4, the processor clearly beat the Intel Core i9-9980XE – both in the single-core and the multicore test. Now a first result has appeared on a regular X570 mainboard.
Ryzen 9 3950X at 5.2 GHz delivers 64,953 multicore points
The entry was once again found by the Leaker APISAK. This is another entry in the Geekbench 4 database. But this time it was not the Myrtle platform that was used, but a regular motherboard. It was tested on the top model of MSI, the MSI MEG X570 Godlike. In addition 16 GB DDR4-RAM with 2.133 MHz clock rate were added, which corresponds to DDR4-4266. It is probably the same processor that was used in the first test. In any case, the test result comes from the same user – only the platform is different.
Another difference can be found in the clock rates. While the first test had a base clock of 3.3 GHz and a boost clock of 4.3 GHz, this time the boost is significantly higher. Geekbench indicates 5.2 GHz here. In this setting, the presumed Ryzen 9 3950X reaches 6,714 points in the singlecore test and 64,953 points in the multicore test. This surpasses the previous result by 14 percent in the single-core test and six percent in the multicore test. In comparison to the i9-9980XE from Intel with 18 cores, it’s even 25 percent in the single core and a full 40 percent more points in the multicore test.
It is difficult to tell whether a high-clocked processor with strong cooling was used for this result. The regular boost clock of the Ryzen 9 3950X is 4.7 GHz. With Precision Boost Overdrive, however, for short times significantly higher clock rates on individual cores are possible, which could explain the 5.2 GHz. The creator of the benchmark may also have cooled the processor with liquid nitrogen and clocked up all cores to 5.2 GHz. Anyway, the result is impressive.