SiSoftware Sandra benchmark entry for MSI X570 motherboard features possible AMD Zen 2 processor
MSI is getting ready for AMD’s new releases, with its X570 Creation board turning up on the Sandra database operated by SiSoftware. The record, which was spotted and shared on Twitter by momomo_us, states the device’s name as “MSI MEG X570 Creation”. It’s believed the X570 chipset will utilize the AM4 CPU socket, so it should be able to support older Ryzen CPUs as well as the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series.
In the same record for the MSI X570 Creation motherboard there is mention of the AMD processor used for the benchmark. Its rather cumbersome name in the record is "AMD Eng Sample: 2DS104BBM4GH2_38/34_N". Fortunately, there are some clues about this engineering sample that could give some idea of what CPU was used. The entry states four cores and eight threads and an average speed of 3.8 GHz over two results.
This could point to a chip like the mainstream Ryzen 5 2500X, but another piece of information redirects the mystery processor to being based on Zen 2 microarchitecture. The SiSoftware Sandra result also mentions “4x 512 kB L2, 2x 8 MB L3.” The Zen+ Ryzen 5 2500X also has 512 kB per core L2 cache, but it only has 1x 8 MB of L3 cache memory, whereas the processor in the MSI X570 Creation record apparently has twice as much. It looks like a Zen 2-based CPU just made an appearance.