We're almost exactly a week away from the official launch of AMD's highly anticipated Ryzen 3000 Series processors on July 7, yet the leaks continue to pour in from the entire techsphere. And this time we have another absolutely whopper for you. So let's dig in!
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Benchmark Loss, dominating Intel's I9 9900K in single-performance performance
This leak comes via the official CPUBenchmark.net database, which shows the Ryzen 5 3600 ready as a day that drives every other CPU on the market on the database single-threaded performance leaderboard, including Intel's 5Ghz i9 9900K speed demon.
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This is especially shocking because today Ryzen 5 3600 AMD's entry level Ryzen 3000 Series processor is priced at a modest $ 199, and it gives Intel's $ 489 i9 9900K – the highest clocked and fastest single-threaded Intel chip on the market – a race for its money.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Leaked benchmark shows the leading Intel i7 9700K in multi-threaded performance
The six core Ryzen 5 3600 goes on to multi-threaded performance mpressive displays, handily outpacing Intel's 8 core, 8 wire i7 9700K and Comes within a whisper distance from Intel's 8 core, 16 wire i9 9900K.
While these results are out of this world impressive, it is of utmost importance to point out that the leaked performance data of the Ryzen 5 3600 is based on only three runs of the chip. And while CPUMark does not indicate that these were overclocked, we simply cannot rule it out.
Passmark has a separate "Overclocked CPU" performance leaderboard, and it does not contain the Ryzen 5 3600, which tells us that these numbers must be in stock Ryzen 5 3600. But again we simply cannot quite know until we have a real Ryzen 5 3600 sample in our labs and run the CPUMark test on it in stock to verify these numbers.
This little $ 199 AMD CPU will put a smile on so many people's faces
At least in what way you cut these results, they come out as extraordinarily impressive. Although we are talking about an oveclocked Ryzen 5 3600, the numbers are still very impressive. Overclocked or not, I never thought that the day will come when I report an AMD CPU that actually surpasses an Intel chip in the single-wire performance, let alone Intel's fastest single-threaded chip.
Synthetic is just that, synthetic. What we really look forward to, and what most of you read this, I'm sure is excited to see, is how well these new Ryzen chips are playing at stake. Really, 7/7 can't come soon enough.