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The Ryzen 9 3900X eats Intel and Threadripper processors for breakfast, lunch and dinner in multi-core benchmarks

The Ryzen 9 3900X and 3950X look set to redefine multi-core performance for desktop processors. (Image source: AMD)
The Ryzen 9 3900X and 3950X look set to redefine multi-core performance for desktop processors. (Image source: AMD)
The upcoming 12 core and 24 thread Ryzen 9 3900X has posted seriously impressive Geekbench 4.3 and SiSoftware multi-core scores, leaving the Core i9-9900K and even the Threadripper 2950X in its wake. The benchmark results confirm that the CPU will have a 3.8 GHz base clock that it can boost to between 4.51 and 4.54 GHz.

Another day, another upcoming Ryzen 9 CPU benchmark listing. We have already seen the Ryzen 9 3950X tearing up Geekbench records, with the Ryzen 7 3800X edging out the Intel Core i9-9900K too. Now, the Ryzen 9 3900X has appeared with multi-core scores that put even the Threadripper 2950X to shame.

The Threadripper 2950X currently leads our Geekbench 4.3 leaderboard having scored 36,198 points, putting it 6% ahead of the Core i9-9900K in second place. Similarly, the Ryzen 7 2700X scored a healthy 25,919 points, 3% ahead of the Core i7-8700K on 25,223 points.

By contrast, the pre-release Ryzen 9 3900X posted a whopping 44,849 points, almost 24% more than the Threadripper 2950X and 40% more than the Core i9-9900K. Impressive stuff, right? Well, the Ryzen 9 3900X has decent single-core performance too, although its score of 5,905 points is about 7% lower than the Core i9-9900K. The Ryzen 9 3900X also recently scored well in SiSoft, where it achieved a 4.54 GHz maximum boost clock in an ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula motherboard.

Incidentally, the Ryzen 9 3900X was paired with a Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER motherboard and 16 GB of RAM, which is half what we usually include for our processor tests. It is not beyond possibility that the CPU would score higher with an additional 16 GB of RAM supporting it, which would make it an even more formidable foe for Intel. Now we see why the blue team is planning to cut the prices of its 9th generation Core processors in response to these new Ryzen CPUs. 

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Update

Corrected APU naming error.

The Ryzen 9 3900X and its monster multi-core score (Image source: Geekbench via @TUM_APISAK)
The Ryzen 9 3900X and its monster multi-core score (Image source: Geekbench via @TUM_APISAK)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-06-29 (Update: 2019-07- 2)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.