Some interesting AMD leaks have just popped up, including leaked benchmarks for AMD’s heavily-rumored incoming 64-core Epyc processor, and new alleged Ryzen 3000 wallet-friendly chips including the Ryzen 5 3400G.
We’ve been seeing benchmarks for AMD’s beast of a 64-core (128-thread) Epyc processor – a heavyweight offering targeted at servers – since September 2018, and now a result from SiSoft Sandra has been spotted.
That benchmark has since been removed, sadly, but not before Wccftech (opens in new tab) managed to grab a screenshot showing that this engineering sample of the 64-core chip managed to grab third place in SiSoft’s rankings for arithmetic performance.
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In other words, only two CPUs in existence were faster in that test, and remember that this is an engineering sample, so the finished product could be a bit quicker still. AMD’s new second-generation Epyc chips (Zen 2-based 7nm efforts) are expected to launch in the third quarter, quite possibly as soon as July.
Perhaps even more interestingly, the sample chip’s codename – ZX1406E2VJUG5_22/14_N – points to the CPU having a base clock speed of 1.4GHz, with boost to 2.2GHz. Of course, it’s worth stressing that this is just an engineering sample, so the final product may be different – but it’s an interesting glimpse of the sort of ballpark speeds we might be looking at.
A 32-core Epyc processor was also spotted in the SiSoft Sandra database, with the engineering sample codename indicating that this will have a base clock of 1.7GHz with boost to 2.4GHz.
That’s something of a surprise, given that it isn’t much faster than the aforementioned 64-core CPU, which obviously packs in twice the amount of cores. And indeed if you compare it to the current 32-core Epyc processor, that runs at 2.2GHz with boost to a maximum of 3.2GHz, which is considerably quicker than this sample chip.
Again, we have to bear in mind that it is indeed just a (rumored) sample, so the release version may be faster – or possibly this is a lower-power chip, as Wccftech theorizes. Either way, there’s a limit to the conclusions we can draw from these sort of leaks, of course.
3rd-gen Ryzen APUs
Moving on to the other major leak, this involves the Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G APUs (essentially AMD’s fancy name for a processor with integrated graphics), as highlighted by TUM_APISAK, a prolific hardware leaker on Twitter.
R 5 3400G 42/37 R 3 3200G 40/36 🤔May 16, 2019
These are Ryzen 3000 ‘Picasso’ family processors built on a 12nm (Zen+) process which will be affordable, and according to the above leak, the Ryzen 5 3400G will run with a 3.7GHz base clock and 4.2GHz boost, with the Ryzen 3 3200G hitting 3.6GHz and 4GHz respectively.
For comparison, the Ryzen 5 2400G is clocked at 3.6GHz with boost to 3.9GHz, so the next-gen chip represents a healthy uptick, particularly in terms of the latter.
The Ryzen 5 is apparently a quad-core APU (with eight-threads) and Vega 11 integrated graphics, while the Ryzen 3 is quad-core (with four-threads) with Vega 8 integrated graphics. Both are believed to have a TDP of 65W.
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