"We’re just a week away from hopefully knowing more about AMD's
plans for its Zen 2-based 3rd Generation Ryzen
processors and more rumors are surfacing of AMD’s new CPU’s performance. This time, the
channel on YouTube claims to have received a screenshot of a Cinebench score of the supposed 3rd Generation Ryzen flagship – a yet unknown 16-core CPU running at 4.2GHz and obtaining a result of 4,278 points.
That is an absolutely huge score and not just for a mainstream desktop CPU. As you can see below, that score matches or betters every other desktop CPU except for AMD’s Threadripper WX-series
, which have 24 and 32 cores respectively. Even the mighty Core i9-9980XE
, with 18 cores is no quicker, which clearly has huge ramifications in terms of multi-threaded performance given that AMD’s 16-core 3rd Generation Ryzen CPU, if it does exist, has been rumored to result in plenty of change from $1,000 (in fact some claimed leaks via retailers
put it at less than $600)."
If true this is very good news for AMD.