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The third generation of Ryzen shredders enters the benchmarks

That there will be a third generation of Ryzen wire rippers there is no question. Although he has not officially confirmed other models based on the Zen 2 architecture, he intends to continue to work on extending the desktop segment. Now, some benchmarks have surfaced in the Geekbench 4.4.1 database, apparently created under Linux.

Of course, the information read by the software must be treated with care. So the processor is calling AMD 100-000000011-11 recognized. But apparently, it has 32 cores and 64 threads and it's not an EPYC processor nor a Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. The hardware identifier indicates AuthenticAMD Family 23 Model 49 Stepping 0 to a new processor based on Zen architecture 2. Apparently, the third-generation Ryzen processors work internally under the name AMD Sharkstooth, The corresponding motherboard, probably an internal development of AMD, listens to the name AMD WhiteHavenOC-CPWhitehaven is already the name of the two previous Ryzen wire stripper platforms.

The caching information is the clearest indication of the use of a third-generation Ryzen thread ripper processor. So, here is the cache list 8x 16 MB L3. Everything indicates the same hardware as the second generation of EPYC processors.

According to the Geekbench, AMD can dramatically increase the base clock compared to previous Ryzen processors. If the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX only reaches the base clock at 3.0 GHz, the new 32-core model is 3.6 GHz. The fastest EPYC processor with 32 cores brings it to a base clock of 2.5 GHz and reaches at most 3.35 GHz in boost. The Ryzen wire ripper processors seem to have much more room to play. But you must also remember that an unfinished material is read by software that may not yet correctly recognize the specifications.

We do not want to go into the details of the individual tests, because in the single-core test, the third-generation Ryzen processor does not allow performance optimization, which is due to the Ryzen 3000 processors and the IEEE. Zen architecture 2. would be expected. Multicore tests vary too much in the results to allow further evaluation. Here, we will have to wait for official or at least more resilient results to be obtained.

If AMD pursues its strategy on Ryzen wire ripper processors, we should also expect 48 and 64-core models. These are the second generation of EPYC processors.