Third-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are coming, which means that more benchmarks are starting to filter onto the internet giving us a preview of what to expect when it comes to performance. With that in mind, another leak has come to light, and it again references a 32-core, 64-thread Zen 2 processor codenamed Sharkstooth.
The Geekbench 5 benchmark was uncovered by hardware sleuth momomo_us, and while we don't typically cover Geekbench 5, the numbers are still interesting to analyze. On the single-core test, the Threadripper 3000 processor pegged a score of 1275, while its multi-core score came in at a stunning 23015. To put those scores in perspective, a Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX -- also a 32-core, 64-thread processor -- put up scores of 1078 and 13397 respectively.
Those Threadripper 3000 scores represent roughly an 18 percent uplift in single-core performance and a whopping 71 percent uplift in multi-core performance compared to the Threadripper 2990WX. This is largely consistent with the performance increases we've seen in Geekbench 4 numbers.
Compared to the previous Threadripper 3000 prototype that we've seen, the base clock is listed at 3.6GHz (versus 2.2GHz) while the boost clock is at 4.2GHz. We're also expecting 128MB of L3 cache (16MB per core) along with 16MB of L2 cache.
What's unknown at this time is whether this is a Threadripper 3000 TRX4 HEDT or WRX8 processor. The former supports quad-channel DDR4-3200 memory and 64 PCIe 4.0 lanes. The latter ups the ante with 8-channel DDR4-3200 memory support and up to 128 PCI 4.0 lanes. It should be noted that TRX4 HEDT processors also support overclocking, which is a feather in the hat for the enthusiast market.
So far, we've seen references to three chipsets for these new Ryzen Threadripper processors: TRX40, TRX80, and WRX80. TRX40 that are expected to arrive include the MSI TRX40 PRO 10G and TRX40 PRO WIFI along with the ASUS Prime TRX40-Pro and the ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming.
At this point, we don't have a specific launch date for AMD's new family of Ryzen Threadripper processors, but all signs are pointing to sometime during Q4 2019.