Entry-level AMD Ryzen 3000 Matisse processor's scores on Geekbench will make Intel nervous
A processor with the name AMD 100-000000031-03 has appeared on Geekbench. The benchmark database record, which was discovered by Tum Apisak, shows that the codename for the chip is “Matisse”, which means it’s likely to be one of AMD’s forthcoming Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 processors. There are clues as to which SKU it could be, and if it is this particular chip then there will be some worried faces in Intel’s offices.
The database entry is labeled as “AMD Qogir” and the processor in question is listed as having 6 cores and 12 threads. With an apparent base clock of 3.2 GHz and a boost clock of 3.99 GHz, the data in the Geekbench record matches the rumored specifications of the entry-level AMD Ryzen 3 3300. The system involved scored 5,061 in the single-core test and a decent 25,481 in the multi-core benchmark.
In terms of the multi-core test score, this possible AMD Ryzen 3 3300 is way beyond Intel’s entry-level offerings. For example, another 6-core chip, the Core i7-8700K, scores 26,087 in this particular benchmark. A quick search on Newegg’s website shows you can buy this processor for US$359.99 – so Intel's chip is definitely not an entry-level SKU. Shockingly enough, the Matisse CPU's multi-core score even puts it in the realm of AMD's powerful Ryzen 7 2700X, which scored 26,668 points.
However, the potential Zen 2 Ryzen 3 3300 is defeated by a couple of Intel’s Core i3 chips in the single-core benchmark. The dual-core i3-7350K manages 5,658 points and the newer quad-core i3-8350K racks up 5,503 points. So why should Intel be concerned about the Matisse contender from AMD? Because those two i3 chips still cost over US$180 on Newegg, and the rumored price for the Ryzen 3 3300 is just US$99.99 (see chart below). With only a slight deficit in single-core scores but a huge advantage in multi-core processing, the entry-level Ryzen 3 3300 is going to seriously shake up the entry-level CPU market.