A PC with a Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core processor appeared on the Geekbench, showing its superiority over the i9-9980XE, a chip that costs about $ 2,000.
Ryzen 9 3950X costs about $ 750
It looks like Intel looks like to be terrified with the arrival of AMD’s new Ryzen 9 3950X, as a result on the Geekbench test shows that this $ 750 CPU defeats the $ 2000 Core i9 9980XE monster at all levels.
AMD has traditionally achieved good results in multi-core processing, but with this Ryzen 9 3950X seems to be entering a new era, beating Intel CPUs at all levels. In this Geekbench result, Ryzen 9 3950X (16c / 32t) managed to get a value of 5858 in single-core and 61072 in multi-core – values that outperform Intel’s $ 2000 Core i9-9980XE (18c / 36t), which stands at 5395 and 46618 respectively.
Besides that, this test seems to have been done with a Ryzen 9 running at 3.3GHz and 4.3GHz Turbo, values below those expected on the final chip, which is advertised as being 3.5GHz and 4.7GHz. Extrapolating the results, this will make your single-core score go from 5868 to around 6400 points – and if that is the case, it means that it will also be ahead of the Intel Core i9-9900K, which stands at 6209.
If these results are confirmed, the outlook is quite tricky for Intel, as AMD now dominates in single-core and multi-core performance, as well as its reduced power consumption (not to mention that it can also start taking advantage of PCIe 4.0).