Feasible 16 core AMD Threadripper 3000 series CPU crushes the Ryzen 9 3900X and Threadripper 2950X in multi-core workloads
Fear not AMD fans, because Threadripper is back and in a big way. The company had omitted its HEDT processors from its Investor Presentation earlier this year causing some people to speculate that AMD planned to curtail its Threadripper brand, a rumour that CEO Lisa Su was quick to shut down. We previously reported on information that AMD planned to release new Threadripper CPUs in Q4 2019, and now one seems to have appeared on UserBenchmark.
Spotted by @TUM_APISAK, the benchmark listing reveals that the 16 core and 32 thread CPU has a 3.6 GHz base clock, which it can turbo up to 4.05 GHz on average. The processor utilises the SP3r2 (TR4) socket, making it compatible with existing X399-based motherboards. UserBenchmark identifies the system as an AMD Sharkstooth and the motherboard as an AMD WhiteHavenOC-CP, which has been paired with 64 GB of Micron DDR4 RAM in a quad-channel array running at 1,600 MHz.
Moreover, Tom's Hardware speculates that the CPU may have specifications close to a retail product, which it has deduced from the chip having an Ordering Part Number (OPN) in its AMD 100-000000011-12 codename. As Tom's Hardware also pointed out, the unknown AMD Sharkstooth CPU achieved 11% better single-core and quad-core UserBenchmark results than the Threadripper 2950X, which it extended to 18% in multi-core tasks. Better still, the Sharkstooth has 35% fast multi-core speeds than the Ryzen 9 3900X, but almost identical single and quad-core speeds.
If this is an indicator of what is to come with the Threadripper 3000 series, then we could be in for something special. Keep in mind that this is just a 16 core CPU, with AMD expected to release a 64 core HEDT monster too this year, all of which will be manufactured on a 7 nm FinFET process. Positive times indeed for AMD.