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AMD's mid-range 6C/12T Zen 2 chip could beat Ryzen 7 2700X

AMD's new Zen 2-based 6C/12T chip benchmark leaks tease perf that beats current-gen 8C/16T Ryzen 7 2700X

By Anthony Garreffa on May 25, 2019 09:40 pm CDT - 1 min, 33 secs reading time

We are now officially less than 24 hours out from Lisa Su taking the stage for AMD's huge Computex 2019 keynote, and now there is a monster new leak that teases some incredible performance from the 6C/12T offering in AMD's upcoming Zen 2 family of processors.

AMD's mid-range 6C/12T Zen 2 chip could beat Ryzen 7 2700X |

The news is coming from a leaked Geekbench result which is a 6C/12T chip in the Ryzen 3000 series family, with this chip rolling out with a base CPU clock of 3.2GHz and boost CPU clock of 4GHz. It seems to be suspiciously identical to the previously-leaked Ryzen 3 3300 that was meant to cost $99... and if these leaks are anything to go by, we can expect performance up to the current Zen-based flagship CPU in the Ryzen 7 2700X (which is an 8C/16T chip).

The new 6C/12T chip is only doing well in Geekbench 4 which does not represent overall performance or gaming, but the entry-level CPU doing this well in Geekbench is impressive to see considering its a 6C/12T chip versus the 8C/16T chip in the 2700X.

AMD's purported Ryzen 3 3300 scores 5061 in the single-core Geekbench test while the multi-core score sits at 25,481 -- comparing this to the Ryzen 7 2700X which scores 4923 and 25,209 for single and multi-core tests, respectively. If AMD is able to achieve higher performance from a CPU with less cores and threads, at this type of price... well, it almost sounds too good to be true.

The rumored price of the Ryzen 3 3300 is just $99... which would do some serious damage to not just AMD's own first- and second-gen Ryzen CPUs but the entire stack of Intel CPUs at sub-$300 or so.

We only have a few more hours to wait until Lisa unveils it all, but from what I'm seeing, reading, and more so hearing from my own sources -- we should be VERY excited for tomorrow and the unveiling of Zen 2.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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