AMD Ryzen 9 3950X's leaked Cinebench OC score shows that there's no stopping this juggernaut
While we've been seeing a lot of AMD Ryzen 5 3600 benchmarks leak over the past few weeks, we haven't quite seen the Ryzen 9 3950X in action apart from a leaked Geekbench score. Earlier this week, a Cinebench R15 score of what appears to be an overclocked Ryzen 9 3950X has made its way to the interwebs. The CPU's nomenclature in Cinebench seems to indicate that this could be a pre-production engineering sample.
The Cinebench R15 result of the Ryzen 9 3950X was posted by user uzzi38 on Twitter who claims to have received the image from a Discord group chat. From the image, we get to see that the Ryzen 9 3950X was running on an MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE motherboard and was overclocked on liquid nitrogen to achieve 5.42 GHz at 1.77 V. The Matisse CPU has scored a whopping 5501 points on multi-core. For perspective, a Ryzen Threadripper 2950X scores about 3,645 points in the same test. The single-core score was not shown.
The 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X won't be available till September, but shattering records seems to have become the norm with the Ryzen 9 series. During its announcement at E3 2019, AMD showed off several Cinebench records achieved by the processor on liquid nitrogen overclocks.
Going by the scores that have leaked so far, it looks like Intel will have a hard time in convincing new PC builders and retain existing ones. While there were reports that Intel would reduce the prices of its Core processors keeping AMD's upcoming onslaught in mind, the company did try to put up a brave face as if to indicate that it really isn't a big deal. Intel downplayed the importance of PCIe 4.0 for mainstream users and also challenged AMD to prove its worth in real-world gaming and not just Cinebench. AMD, on the other hand, feels that there's no reason to invest in an Intel processor at this time.
Only time will tell how much of a dent will Ryzen 3rd gen manage to put in Intel's mainstream desktop marketshare. But we are sure many enthusiasts will find the prospect of owning a 16-core CPU for US$749 very lucrative.