More Ryzen 9 3950X benchmarks leak in Fire Strike and Geekbench

mongeese

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The Ryzen 9 3950X was paired with an RTX 2080 Ti and 16GB of 3200 MHz memory for its Fire Strike run two days ago, where it achieved a score of 29,663. That crushes the Threadripper 2950X with its average score in the same configuration of 24,544, and also presents serious competition for Intel’s venerable i9-9980XE.

Intel’s high core count processors have historically done much better than AMD’s in gaming benchmarks such as Fire Strike, but now only have a 3% lead.

Model Cores/
Threads
TDP (Watts) Boost/Base (GHz) Total Cache (MB) PCIe (Lanes) MSRP
Ryzen 9 3950X 16/32 105W 4.7/3.5 70 40 PCIe 4.0 $749
Threadripper 2950X 16/32 180W 4.4/3.5 36 60 PCIe 3.0 $899

Two Geekbench 5 results have been posted for the 3950X, but as the multi-core score of one result falls below the 2950X, it should be discounted. Nevertheless, the valid multi-core result is better than the 2950X by 26% and only 4.3% behind the i9-9980XE. Single-core results are stunning at 20% and 23% better than the TR 2950X, and 11% and 14% better than the i9-9980XE.

The following graph combines the new multi-core results with the Cinebench R15 leak from a fortnight ago -- if you don’t recall, the 3950X edged out the i9-9980XE in this test, too. All 3950X results are not TechSpot's but have been taken from online sources.

While putting too much stock in leaked benchmark results is a recipe for disappointment, the fact that the 3950X’s scores have consistently been over 20% better than the 2950X suggests this is going to be one hell of a chip. Trading blows with the 18-core i9-9980XE is likewise impressive, though we’ll have to see what happens with the newly announced i9-10980XE.

AMD has yet to provide a specific launch date, though it seems likely the 3950X will join its Threadripper brethren for their tipped November 19 release.

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mat9v

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What baffles me is the Geekbench score for 3950X - 3900X stock with 3733 synchro memory makes 13.5K points on MultiCore Geekbench 5. Why would 33% more cores give us only 15% higher score? What is stranger still, 3900X overclocked to 4.4Ghz makes 14.2k points. It is really close to 15.4k of 3950X
 
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Squid Surprise

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Seriously considering a new build with the 3990... very happy to see how well the 3950 is scoring - can only assume the 3990 will be that much better...
 
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Evernessince

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What baffles me is the Geekbench score for 3950X - 3900X stock with 3733 synchro memory makes 13.5K points on MultiCore Geekbench 5. Why would 33% more cores give us only 15% higher score? What is stranger still, 3900X overclocked to 4.4Ghz makes 14.2k points. It is really close to 15.4k of 3950X
That is indeed odd given that it is supposed to be a multi-core overclock. I'd expect a benchmark at the very least to be able to utilize all cores, not run into a per-core bottleneck. Then gain, it's geekbench. They aren't a first choice for benchmarks, or even 10th for that matter.

 
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pencea

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Though we’ll have to see what happens with the newly announced i9-10980XE.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (16-Core) Stomps Core i9-10980XE (18-Core) In 3DMark Physics Benchmark Leak

In the Physics test, the Ryzen 3950X posted a score of 32,082, while the Core i9-10980XE scored 25,838. That's a 24 percent difference, in favor of AMD's mainstream SKU. That's impressive, especially considering the Ryzen 3950X is working with two fewer cores and four fewer threads.

Source - Google it and you'll see
 

Malakai2k

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For gaming I wonder if the 9900KS will still be king after the 3950X is benchmarked by all the usual suspects.
 

Malakai2k

TS Rookie
I don't under stand how these benchmarks can be so different

https://www.techspot.com/review/1940-amd-ryzen-9-3950x/
Cinebench R20 Multi Core Ryzen 9 3950X: 9228

https://www.techspot.com/news/82214-overclocked-ryzen-9-3950x-outperforms-24-core-2970wx.html
Cinebench R15 Multi Core Ryzen 9 3950X: 4475

https://www.techspot.com/news/82416-more-ryzen-9-3950x-benchmarks-leak-fire-strike.html
Cinebench R15 Multi Core Ryzen 9 3950X: 3932
1, Cinebench R20 is not comparable to R15 scores and there are no R15 scores in that review.

2, That's the overclocked score. "At 1.452 V they were able to get one specific chip to run at 4.4 GHz, but they suggest that 4.3 GHz is the general limit for stability."
4.4 GHz = 4475
4.3 GHz = 4384
Stock = 3932

3, Leaked numbers from online sources apparently. "The following graph combines the new multi-core results with the Cinebench R15 leak from a fortnight ago -- if you don’t recall, the 3950X edged out the i9-9980XE in this test, too. All 3950X results are not TechSpot's but have been taken from online sources."