Latest benchmark scores show AMD's 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X is shaping up to be a blue-ribbon gaming chip
More Geekbench records for the upcoming AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor, which should be released in November, have been spotted by data miner extraordinaire, Tum Apisak. Two entries in Geekbench 5 have been highlighted, with the vaunted 16-core Zen 2 chip being tested in different systems but still managing salubrious multi-core scores in both.
First up, the Ryzen 9 3950X is joined by Gigabyte’s B450 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi motherboard and 16 GB RAM. The single-core score stands at 1,314 while the multi-core score is recorded as 11,140 points. While this doesn’t place the system in Geekbench’s top individual system performers, when compared with the average results it places very closely to AMD’s HEDT Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX.
The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X achieves even higher scores when combined with Asus’ Prime X570-P board and a whopping 64 GB of memory. This time, the single-core score recorded is 1,276 but even more noteworthy is the multi-core result of 15,401 points. The 16 cores of the Ryzen 9 3950X help it accrue a score that slots it in third place in Geekbench’s charts, with the 18 cores of the Intel Core i9-9980XE and i9-7980XE keeping the Matisse chip from the top.
It’s important to keep in mind that AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X is expected to cost US$749, whereas the two above-mentioned chips from Intel cost close to US$2,000 on Newegg. Desktop gamers could be in for an early Christmas present when the red team finally unleashes the Ryzen 9 3950X onto the market.