According to the latest AdoredTV leaks, the 12-core processor from the Ryzen 3000 series will be clocked at 5 GHz in Turbo mode (for some CPUs). Apparently, the unit is presented to the motherboard manufacturers, but unfortunately we do not have any other information about it (e.g. base clock). If the reports are confirmed, we may be dealing with a truly versatile product that offers solid gaming performance while also being able to handle multiple tasks at once.
There are also interesting reports about the more powerful, 16-core Ryzen 3000. The processor is to be clocked at 3.2 GHz (4.3 GHz for some models in Boost mode). More importantly, it is said that it is possible to overclock the whole unit - all 16 cores - to 4.2 GHz. Combined with more than 10% IPC improvements from the 7nm manufacturing process, this gives a truly impressive 4278 point score in the Cinebench R15 benchmark. For comparison, Ryzen 2700X boasts a score of 1828 points and the 16-core Threadripper 1950X achieves 3055 points. The competitive i9 7960X reaches 3163, although after overclocking it outperforms the new Ryzen by... 10 points. However, this requires a 4.8 GHz clock.
Of course, all the above information so far is only an unconfirmed rumor and this is how it should be treated. Fortunately, we won't have to wait too long for specific information - processors based on Zen 2 architecture will be presented in just three days, during the AMD presentation at Computex 2019.
- AMD - official website