AMD may have created the most powerful mainstream processor to date when it comes to multi-threaded workloads. Their Ryzen 9 3950X fulfills the promise of HEDT performance on mainstream platforms but taking on their rival’s flagship 18 core chip at stock clocks, that’s a whole new level for mainstream performance.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Benchmarked in Geekbench, $1250 US Cheaper Than Intel’s Flagship Core i9-9980XE With 18 Cores Yet Obliterates It In Single & Multi-Threaded Workloads

The performance numbers for the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor were revealed in Geekbench 4 (via TUM_Apisak). The system was running on an AMD Myrtle platform, the codename used internally for AMD’s test platform, along with 32 GB of DDR4 (4100 MHz). The exact clock speeds of the chips are not being reported since the base frequency is mentioned as 3.30 GHz and 4.30 GHz compared to the final specifications of 3.50 GHz and 4.70 GHz for base/boost clocks, respectively. The chip could be an early sample but it is indeed the Ryzen 9 3950X since that is the only AM4 chip that features a 16 core and 32 thread configuration.