Rumours, leaked slides and benchmarks show a strong presence of Matisse refresh Ryzen 3000 CPUs to stay ahead of the Intel Comet Lake-S CPUs that’s launched recently. While this is using the same Zen 2 platform, there’s apparently an XT variant which alleged has a better overclocking ability and higher base/ boost clock speed.
Naturally, this would come at a higher TDP, as reported earlier. 2020 is really something for CPUs since both chipmakers are having an intense fight. And this is before AMD B550 can be out for retail.
Ryzen 3000 Matisse Refresh competing with Comet Lake-S
There are 4 new Ryzen 3000 Series SKUs- Ryzen 9 3900XT and the 3950X, Ryzen 7 3800XT and the Ryzen 5 3600XT. Pricing of these CPUs is unknown for now. But it should have the same MSRP as its predecessor models. As you would expect, these will be competing with Comet Lake-S family. These are competing with all the Core i9-10900 variants (K, KF, non-K and F). There’s also the Core i7-10700KF and the Core i7-10700K.
Cinebench R10 Benchmark Result
The graph above has scored from the Cinebench R20 single-core test. The graph above is from the score generated by Cinebench R20’s single-core test. The Ryzen 9 3900XT scores 542 points and trumps over the Core i9-10900K which scored 539 points. The other three Ryzen Matisse Refresh CPUs score between the Core i9-10900K/ 10900KF and the Core i9-10900, Core i9-10900F and the Core i7-10700KF and the Core i7-10700K. It performs as intended, but I am more curious about its power consumption, a criticism that Intel Comet Lake-S faced.
Despite the same Zen 2 microarchitecture with certain changes and bump in clock speed, AMD introduced an all-new XT denotation. These imply to be a bump over the standard unlock K variants. Regardless it obvious AMD finds the existing architecture to keep itself one step ahead of Intel Comet Lake-S. Sometimes by the end of 2020, we should see Intel ready to launch Rocket Lake-S on the LGA 1200 socket. And then AMD will have its Zen 3 based Ryzen 4000 CPUs. Somewhere in the middle, it will launch Ryzen 4000 APUs but that’s intended for a different customer base.