AMD Flagship 1950X Threadripper Benchmark Results Leaked
Samuel Wan / 3 years ago
Over the past couple of months, AMD has been slowing teasing and announcing their new Threadripper lineup. Based on the successful Zen architecture and Ryzen CPUs, Threadripper is AMD’s offering to the high-end desktop market. Due to the early reveal more than a month ago, benchmark results have started to leak out. This time, we have Ryzen Threadripper 1950X results accidentally leaked onto online benchmark databases. Keep in mind that these are unverified results but they do line up with earlier leaks.
The benchmarks in question are from SiSoftSanda as well Geekbench. These mirror results leaked earlier last month for the 1950X. The 1950X is the flagship Ryzen processor with 16 cores and 32 threads. The base clock has remained consistent at about 3.4 GHz with a boost to 3.6GHz or higher depending if XFR is included. The chip also has a massive 32MB of L3 cache as well as 8MB of L2 cache.
Multicore Efficiency is Poor But Improving
In Geekbench, the chip scores 4074 points in single core test. Broken down, we have 3933 Integer, 3869 Floating point and 4245 memory benchmark scores. For multi-core performance, the chip scored a total of 26768 points. Broken down, we have 31567 Integer, 34794 Floating point and 5206 memory benchmark scores. In SiSoftSandra, the chip scores 434.32 GOPS and 821.64 Mpix/s in Arithmetic and Multimedia respectively. Compared to Intel chips, the single core performance is about we expect from Ryzen. The multicore performance is more worrying as the efficiency is quite low, even compared to Ryzen.
Compared to previous Threadripper scores, AMD has made some improvement. It’s hard to say at this stage where the improvement is coming from. It could better microcode tweaks, turbo boost efficiency or plain old tweaked clock speeds. One things for sure is that AMD needs to solve their multi-core efficiency problems. Due to the use of Infinity Fabric, AMD is sailing into new waters in terms of optimisations. Hopefully, AMD will solve all of these issues before the launch.