Notebookcheck

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT benchmarks leak: Comet Lake S Core i9-10900K and Core i7-10700K take a single-core beating despite 500 MHz higher clockspeed

Initial benchmarks show that Matisse Refresh is a powerful counter to Intel's Comet Lake S lineup (Image source: AMD)
Initial benchmarks show that Matisse Refresh is a powerful counter to Intel's Comet Lake S lineup (Image source: AMD)
Benchmarks have just leaked for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT and the AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT. These chips beat the Comet Lake S i9-10900K and i7-10700K respectively in Cinebench R20's single-core test.
Arjun Krishna Lal,

Cinebench R20 results for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT just leaked and appear to put Intel's recently-launched Comet Lake S i9-10900K and i7-10700K in serious trouble. 

The leaks, posted over on the Chiphell forums, indicate that AMD's Matisse Refresh chips might be more potent than we thought. The Ryzen 9 3900XT's single-core score was particularly interesting. With a score of 542, it narrowly beat out Intel's 5.3 GHz Core i9-10900K, until now the fastest processor we've seen in terms of single-core performance. The feat is even more impressive considering that the 4.8 GHz Ryzen 9 3900XT is clocked 500 MHz lower than the Comet Lake S Core i9-10900K. 

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT likewise appears to deliver impressive single-threaded performance relative to the Comet Lake S competition. The Ryzen 5 3600XT scored 531 in the single-core test. This is higher than the Core i7-10700K, which manages just 521. It's also higher than the Intel Core i9-10900 and matches the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, although the latter two parts benefit from a higher core count. 

The excellent single-threaded performance figures posted by the Matisse Refresh parts spell bad news for Comet Lake. AMD's upcoming Ryzen 4000 series is expected to deliver higher clocks and an IPC improvement of over 15 percent. If AMD brings its Ryzen 4000 parts to market in the months to come, Comet Lake S runs the risk of losing both the gaming productivity fights. 

The Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT outperform the Comet Lake S competition (Image source: Chiphell)
The Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT outperform the Comet Lake S competition (Image source: Chiphell)
Read all 9 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 05 > AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT benchmarks leak: Comet Lake S Core i9-10900K and Core i7-10700K take a single-core beating despite 500 MHz higher clockspeed
Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-05-26 (Update: 2020-05-26)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.