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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series 32 core CPU blows existing HEDT processors out of the water in UserBenchmark

32 cores may not be the final stop for the Threadripper 3000 series. (Image source: AMD)
32 cores may not be the final stop for the Threadripper 3000 series. (Image source: AMD)
The Zen 2-based AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series keeps setting benchmark records, with an engineering sample showing the world what it is capable of on UserBenchmark. The 32 core processor outscores the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX by 37% in Extreme workloads, with it besting the Core i9-9980XE by 98% too.

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The next Threadripper series, despite being in the latter stages of development, is picking up benchmark accolades left, right and centre. Previously, we saw 16 and 32 core Threadripper 3000 series CPUs flexing on Geekbench, with the latter reaching almost 100,000 points in the benchmark's multicore test.

Now, a 32 core Threadripper 3000 engineering sample is storming to the top of UserBenchmark, leaving all other High-End Desktop (HEDT) processors in its wake. Before we go any further, we would like to point out that only limited comparisons can be drawn by engineering samples against retail chips.

On the one hand, the Threadripper 3000 in question is a generation ahead of comparable Intel HEDT processors like the Core i9-9880XE, making it a slightly unfair comparison. Intel's current HEDT line-up are only minor refinements of the 7th generation Skylake-X processors that it released in 2017 too, whereas Threadripper 3000 series chips will be built on the new Zen 2 architecture, further distorting the comparison between AMD and Intel HEDT processors.

On the other hand, we are yet to see any comparable Intel engineering samples appear online, so the Core i9-9880XE remains the best processor against which to compare any upcoming AMD HEDT processors. Tangentially, it is worth considering that these Threadripper 3000 benchmark listings could be part of an elaborate AMD marketing campaign. We appreciate that this is speculative and perhaps unlikely, but we want to reinforce that Notebookcheck is in no way affiliated with AMD or Intel.

While the 32 core Threadripper 3000 processor scores approximately 37% more than the Threadripper 2990WX and 98% more than the Core i9-9880XE in the Extreme benchmark, its retail equivalent may be capable of scoring even more than the 5,649 points that it managed here. UserBenchmark reports that the processor averaged 3.75 GHz turbo clock speeds with a 3.6 GHz base clock. However, we have already seen a 32 core Threadripper 3000 processor reaching 4.17 GHz in Geekbench, so there seems scope for it to boost beyond 3.75 GHz.

There is still no word on when AMD will release its Threadripper 3000 series, although rumours point to late 2019 or early 2020. AMD may be developing 48 and 64 SKUs too, with the company having already achieved those core counts on the Zen 2 architecture with its second-generation EPYC processors.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-09- 5 (Update: 2019-09- 5)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.