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Promising UserBenchmark result shows AMD Ryzen 7 3700X taking on both the Core i9-9900X and Threadripper 2950X

The Ryzen 7 3700X is part of the Matisse series of chips. (Image source: AMD)
The Ryzen 7 3700X is part of the Matisse series of chips. (Image source: AMD)
A UserBenchmark record has been shared online showing the performance of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7 3700X processor. The 8-core, 16-thread Zen 2 chip has powered through the speed tests and thrown up an average benchmark score that not only places it equal to the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X but also puts it ahead of Intel’s powerful Core i9-9900X.

Tum Apisak has posted a screenshot from UserBenchmark that shows the scores for an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X sample. The processor, which is expected to cost in the region of US$329, has been awarded an average benchmark score of 116%, placing it in 12th position in UserBenchmark’s charts. The single-core score was 141 points, the quad-core result was 548 points, and the multi-core test resulted in 1,398 points.

It helps to put those scores into some context, which fortunately UserBenchmark can assist with. The much more expensive i9-9900X, which costs around US$1000, offers up not entirely dissimilar scores. Unsurprisingly, the Intel chip wins in the multi-core test thanks to its 10 cores (1,668 points). However, in the single-core and quad-core tests, it is the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X that can claim bragging rights (141 vs. 129 and 548 vs. 504).

We just reported on what a potential price-performance powerhouse the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is turning out to be, and it looks like the same can be said for the Ryzen 7 3700X. The Ryzen 3000 chip can even out-pace the beefy Threadripper 2950X in UserBenchmark’s single-core and quad-core tests, although it has to yield to the 16 cores of the HEDT processor in the multi-core benchmark.

The average score for AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700X is only based on two samples, so it’s likely there will be some fluctuation in the results once more processors have gone through UserBenchmark’s tests. But as has been pointed out, the 116% result was achieved by a system using just 8 GB of 2,666 MHz RAM and a Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming motherboard. Systems with more-powerful hardware should show what Zen 2 and the Ryzen 7 3700X can really do.

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Two tested samples. (Image source: UserBenchmark)
Two tested samples. (Image source: UserBenchmark)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-07- 5 (Update: 2019-07- 5)