AMD Ryzen 3 3300 Zen 2 6-Core 12-Thread CPU Makes Benchmark Cameo Appearance

AMD Zen 2 mania is an all-time high, and it looks as though we're getting a glimpse at what the company could be offering at the low-end of the Ryzen 3000 desktop processor family. New Geekbench numbers have appeared ahead of AMD's official launch, and they depict a 6-core, 12-thread processor with the codename Matisse (which of course is Zen 2).

Before we get into the actual performance numbers, this processor has a base clock of 3.2GHz and a boost frequency of 4GHz. If we look back at previous leaked coverage of AMD's Ryzen 3000 family, this appears to match exactly with the Ryzen 3 3300 that we reported on back in early March, and the chip is expected to be priced around the $100 mark.

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Moving on to the actual performance figures, this alleged Ryzen 3 3300 is putting up a single-core score of 5061 and a multi-core score of 25481. For comparison, in our own testing, we got single- and multi-core scores of 4815 and 25371 respectively for the current flagship octa-core Ryzen 7 2700X processor.

Think about that for a moment; the entry-level Ryzen 3 3300 is slightly outpacing the fastest available, current-generation Ryzen 2000-class desktop processor. Now this is of course just a single benchmark and likely won't be indicative of the Ryzen 3 3000 performance in all situations, but it does paint a very compelling picture for AMD's 7nm processors. It will also give Intel a run for its money and further incentive to keep up efforts to hasten production of its 10nm products

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AMD is expected to officially announce its Ryzen 3000 family of processors either this coming week at Computex 2019 or sometime prior to E3. If the previous reports are accurate, there will be 6-core/12-thread, 8-core/16-thread, 12-core/24-thread and 16-core/32-thread SKUs to choose from. 

These new Ryzen 3000 processors will launch alongside AMD's new X570 chipset, which brings native support for PCIe 4.0. We've already seen a slew of X570-based motherboards leaked over the past month, and we're expecting to see official announcements from the usual suspects over the coming weeks.