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12-core AMD Ryzen engineering sample rips through UserBenchmark and scores over 99%

AMD will turn up the heat with its Zen 2 processors. (Image source: GND Tech)
AMD will turn up the heat with its Zen 2 processors. (Image source: GND Tech)
An engineering sample of an upcoming AMD processor has been spotted on UserBenchmark. This particular chip has visited the benchmark before, back in January, but it seems it has received some improvements in the meantime. The sample is believed to be connected to AMD’s “Matisse” Ryzen 3000 series of Zen 2 desktop processors.

The AMD engineering sample with the codename “2D3212BGMCWH2_37/34_N” has made a return to UserBenchmark. We reported on this particular chip in January, which was tested on an AMD Myrtle-MTS motherboard. The possible Zen 2 processor managed a score of 95.1% and particularly excelled in single-core testing.

Skip forward a few months and the 12-core/24-thread processor is really tearing up UserBenchmark now. The bench score has been improved to an incredible 99.3%, with an AMD Qogir-MTS motherboard being utilized this time round. Base clock rate was still measured at 3.4 GHz and the average turbo was recorded at 3.35 GHz (although the sample’s codename shows turbo to be 3.7 GHz). Quad-core scores have considerably improved from the January test run.

Memory latency has also improved in the latest benchmark, and as this is just an engineering test it’s possible this particular Ryzen contender will have more to offer by the time it hits the shelves. It’s just a matter of weeks before AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series is finally unveiled, and if this sample is anything to go by, it looks like the red team will be offering Intel some serious competition with the Zen 2 “Matisse” processors.

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Comparison: May test run above, January bench below. (Image source: UserBenchmark)
Comparison: May test run above, January bench below. (Image source: UserBenchmark)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-05-15 (Update: 2019-05-15)