The Ryzen 3000 series benchmarks continue to hit the internet thanks to various different leaks. Yet again, chip sleuth TUM_APISAK has found a benchmark for a 16c/32t Ryzen 3000 series CPU that seems to be even more powerful than the benchmarks we’ve seen before.
This CPU which might be an engineering sample seems to be running at an overclocked speed of 5.25Ghz on all cores. Its base frequency is 3.3Ghz so this is an extremely crazy overclock which explains the scores.
This Mystery CPU outclasses the Intel i9-9980XE and the i9-9900K in both Single-core and Multi-core tests. This is especially surprising considering the higher number of threads on the 9980XE which has 36 threads.
These benchmark numbers seem to be higher than the previous leak that we saw. This is probably because of the change from X470 to X570 which allowed them to push the clocks higher and enjoy the faster memory.
Another thing to note is that the i9s are older 14nm CPUs while this mystery CPU is a 7nm chip. This mystery is not the 3950X as this mystery CPU runs at a base of 3.3Ghz whereas the 3950X runs at a base clock of 3.5Ghz.
All these leaks seem to a good showing for the upcoming Zen 2 CPUs and we can’t wait for the official release.
AMD recently announced the Ryzen 9 3950 X, the first mainstream gaming processor with 16 cores and 32 threads. And it seems like the CPU is on road to breaking more records, as leaked Geekbench benchmarks show it annihilating Intel’s flagship 18 core i9-9980XE in both single and multi-threaded workloads.
The leak comes from the reliable TUM_APISAK, where in the Geekbench 4 tests, the 3950X scored 5868 points in the single threaded benchmark and 61072 points in the multi-threaded tests. Compared to that, the 18 core Intel Core i9-9980XE scores around 5300 and 42000 in single and multi-threaded tests respectively, AND it comes with a price tag of $2000. To put things in perspective, the price of the Ryzen 9 3950X as announced by AMD is expected to be around $749.
The Ryzen 9 3950X comes with 16 cores and 32 threads, with base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and boosts up to 4.7 GHz. The TDP for the CPU is 105W.
At the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) “Next Horizon Gaming” livestream event at E3 today, President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the company’s next-generation PC gaming platform, bringing new levels of performance and efficiency and introducing powerful features for gamers everywhere, based on the new AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 Series graphics cards and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors.
AMD also previewed the ultimate member of the new 3rd Gen Ryzen™ desktop processor family, the flagship AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X processor. With 16 cores and 32 threads running up to 4.7GHz, the leadership CPU has already set multiple performance records. With the aid of liquid nitrogen, the AMD Ryzen Overclocking Team managed to push the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X processor to 5.375 GHz, achieving record-setting performance with a Cinebench R20 multi-thread score of 12,167. The Ryzen™ 9 3950X processor now holds the crown in two important dimensions: highest performance for any 16-core processor and highest performance in a mainstream CPU socket. A new and improved AMD Ryzen™ Master Software utility was also revealed, including a redesigned user interface and new enthusiast-first overclocking features9, offering users an easy way to squeeze every drop of performance from their AMD Ryzen™ desktop processor powered system.
There’s more Ryzen 3000 news for AMD fans! According to Yuri Bubily, the developer of DRAM calculator of Ryzen processors, the upcoming 7nm Zen 2 based CPUs will support up to 5000 MHz of DDR4 memory.
In a Twitter post, Yuri said,”I think it’s time to start The maximum value of the frequency of RAM Zen 2 generation is 5000 MHz mode UCLK == MEMCLK / 2.”
One thing to note, however, is that this is the highest clock speed Ryzen 3000 can support, and even then not all parts may be able to attain it. Extreme overlockers may be able to achieve it using some of the non-conventional methods but most consumers aren’t extreme overclockers.
In any case, it’s great to see support for such high memory frequency coming to Ryzen, even though it may not achievable by everyone. Well, who knows? Maybe someday.
At a recent investor’s meeting, AMD revealed the roadmap for their upcoming products for both their processor and graphics families. While the red team is expected to release their highly anticipated 7nm Navi GPUs later this year, it looks like the company’s already working on the next big thing.
According to the slides, AMD will finally be moving on from the GCN architecture we’ve seen in the Vega and Polaris cards and switch to what the rumours are calling “Arcturus”, based on the 7nm+ process.
Earlier, at CES 2019, AMD revealed the world’s first 7nm GPU, the Radeon VII. It was the 2nd gen Vega response to NVIDIA’s Turing based RTX 2080, and while we wait for the Navi cards to show up, there are speculations about more Vega GPUs to be revealed leading up to the Navi launch.
AMD also had some exciting news to share about the Ryzen CPU range. We know that Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 processors are going to be revealed soon (maybe at Computex later this month), but it doesn’t end there. According to the presentation, 7nm+ based Zen 3 chips are already on track for production, while the company is busy working on Zen 4. Who knows, we may get to see Zen 3 by as soon as end of 2020, maybe 2021.
To celebrate their 50th anniversary, AMD revealed the special edition for their flagship CPU and GPU. Both the Ryzen 7 2700X and the Radeon VII have gotten special birthday treatment. The 2700X comes with a laser etched autograph of AMD CEO Lisa Su while the Radeon VII has been coated in the signature red Radeon finish. And you also get access to two games for free! Both World War Z and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Gold Edition are available with the parts along with some other goodies. But that’s not all.
Last night, AMD’s Twitter handle posted that they’ll actually be giving away the Ryzen 7 2700X to ten lucky people and the Radeon VII to five. Of course, there’s a link to the full rules and regulations that redirects to you the company’s website.
All fans need to do in order to win is share their favourite AMD story, tagging AMD’s official handle and include the hashtag “#AMD50” and the winners will be announced on 17th May.
You can head on to Twitter or AMD’s website to find out the rules. As the case is with these kind of sweepstakes, the winners will be chosen at random. So go on, and may the odds ever be in your favour.
Kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration, AMD announced ‘Gold Edition’ versions of AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processors and AMD Radeon VII graphics cards. To celebrate the company’s rich history of innovation in gaming and high-performance computing, AMD is providing customers with a unique opportunity to obtain commemorative versions of its top-tier gaming products, free games, and other one-of-a-kind keepsake items.
“For a half century, AMD pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in high-performance computing to create new experiences and possibilities for hundreds of millions of people,” said John Taylor, chief marketing officer at AMD. “We celebrate this moment with our fans around the world who inspire us to push forward in that spirit for another fifty years to 2069 and beyond.”
With the new Gold Edition AMD Ryzen processor and AMD Radeon graphics card, AMD invites fans to celebrate the company’s 50-year journey. Optimized for gamers, creators, and hardware enthusiasts, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor is a top-seller at etailers thanks to enthusiasts worldwide. In addition, the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition processor features Dr. Su’s signature imprinted on the processor cover and gold AMD50 packaging to commemorate the company’s anniversary.
The AMD Radeon VII Gold Edition graphics card features a vibrant red shroud and gold AMD50 packaging. The world’s first 7nm gaming graphics card, Radeon VII delivers exceptional performance and amazing experiences for the latest AAA, eSports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles, demanding 3D rendering and video editing applications, and next-generation compute workloads.
Customers who purchase Gold Edition AMD Ryzen processors and AMD Radeon graphics cards from April 29 to June 8, 2019 will also receive:
AMD50 Game Bundle: Gamers who purchase Gold Edition products — as well as other eligible AMD Ryzen processors, Radeon graphics cards, or Ryzen and Radeon-powered PCs — will receive a coupon code for a free PC version of World War Z. They will also receive a coupon code for a free PC version of Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2 Gold Edition1, which includes a Year 1 Season Pass providing one-week early access to all Year 1 Episodes; eight classified assignments and assignment rewards (backpack trophies); instant unlock of three new specializations as they release; an agent ward outfit, scout emote, and additional bounties and projects; as well as an exclusive AMD50 in-game armband. For more information visit the AMD50 webpage.
AMD50 Tribute T-Shirt and CEO Dr. Lisa Su-Autographed Sticker: To mark this milestone in the company’s history, Gold Edition AMD Ryzen and Radeon products will include an AMD50 sticker signed by the AMD CEO and a coupon to redeem for a free AMD 50th anniversary t-shirt2.
Pricing and Availability
The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition processor is available now for a limited time for $329 USD MSRP from select retailers/etailers in select countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, Greater China and the Asia Pacific region. The AMD Radeon VII Gold Edition graphics card is available now for a limited time for $699 USD MSRP from AMD.com and JD.com. Visit the AMD50 website for more information.
We already know that AMD is working on range of Ryzen 3000 processors, which it plans to reveal around Computex next month. But thanks to another leak, we have our eyes on one of the upcoming Ryzen 3 APUs, the 3200G.
The leak comes on the Chinese forum Chiphell, and includes images of the Ryzen 3 3200G APU. Codenamed ‘Picasso’ the Ryzen 3000 APU series will be based on the 12nm Zen+ architecture, different from the Ryzen 3000 CPUs that will be based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture.
The Ryzen 3 3200G will of course, replace the Ryzen 3 2200G from the current APU line up, and similarly we can expect a Ryzen 5 too, that will replace the current Ryzen 5 2400G. Based on the leaked specs, the Ryzen 3 3200G will feature a base clock speed of 3.6GHz and will boost up to 3.9 GHz. We can assume that the core will be the same, if not better, so we should see a 4 core, 4 thread APU. It will also feature Vega 10 onboard graphics, clocked at 1250 MHz, while the Ryzen 3 2200G was relatively lower at 1100 MHz.
The Ryzen 3 3000 laptop CPUs and APUs were revealed by AMD earlier this year, where Lisa Su also demonstrated an unnamed Ryzen 3 3000 desktop CPU going toe to toe with Intel’s high-end consumer processor. And now, we can expect to see something about the APU versions as well. Motherboard manufacturers have already started announcing the support for upcoming processors on the present AM4 boards, with BIOS updates. Now, all that’s left to see is how AMD plans to reveal and launch the upcoming 7nm Zen 2 processors and the 12nm Zen+ APUs this year. Considering that Lisa Su is supposed to give the opening keynote at Computex, which is just a month away, it seems like we’ll get to hear some big news from the red team really soon.
Rumors and speculations are abound about Sony’s next console, the Playstation 5. However, very little is actually know about it. Speculated release window ranges between 2020 and 2021. What the console will comprise of is still up in the air, though teraflops have been thrown around the last few days.
The latest performance leaks come from a someone who claims to be a third-party developer on Pastebin. And it claims a staggering 14 TFLOPS of performance, which is three times higher than the current gen PS4 Pro’s 4.2 TFLOPS. This will be achieved using AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 based CPU with 8 cores/16 threads, and a custom Navi GPU. It will have 24GB of GDDR6 graphics memory and 4GB DDR4 RAM. These are some might claims for sure, but like any leak/rumour, it’s best to take information like this with pinch of salt.
The post also says the PS5 will have a hybrid 2TB SSHD drive, and will upscale to 8K. Considering the fact that consoles still have to go a long way when it comes to 4K, 8K seems a little far-fetched. The rumoured price is around $499.
One of the interesting things mentioned in the post is that PS Plus subscribers will get access to a 4K remaster of PUBG (but why?). It also mentions the exclusives we can expect going forward, including Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us 2. Where it gets a little sketchy is that the post mentions that GTA VI will release in 2020, and will be timed exclusive on the PS5. As much as fans of Sony and PlayStation may want that to be true, it’s hard to believe that Rockstar would limit their bestselling franchise to a single platform, even if it is for a limited amount of time.
As far as concrete details about the console are concerned, sadly, there’s no news of any sort on that end. But hey, it’s still fun to speculate, right?
If Lisa Su’s CES keynote wasn’t enough to get your PC-enthusiast senses tingling, buckle up, because AMD’s CEO will be giving the opening keynote speech at Computex 2019, and boy does she have some great things in store. Here’s an excerpt from the official Computex page confirming her keynote:
“COMPUTEX, as one of the global leading technology tradeshows, has continued to advance with the times for more than 30 years. This year, for the first time, a keynote speech will be held at the pre-show international press conference,” said Mr. Walter Yeh, President & CEO, TAITRA, “Dr. Lisa Su received a special invitation to share insights about the next generation of high-performance computing. We look forward to her participation attracting more companies to participate in COMPUTEX, bringing the latest industry insights, and jointly sharing the infinite possibilities of the technology ecosystem on this global stage.”
AMD will be announcing the much anticipated 7nm Ryzen 3000 processors and Navi GPUs . Considering AMD’s current roadmap for these products where the Zen2 CPUs are slated for a launch later this year, Computex looks like the ideal time to reveal the products.
During the CES 2019 demo, Lisa Su showed off a 7nm Ryzen CPU going toe to toe with Intel’s i9-9900K. The unnamed Ryzen chip gained 17 points over the 9900K in Cinebench R15 while drawing 31% less power. Suffice it to say, fans have high expectations from team red. Going by the current leaks, here’s the speculated line-up: