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12-core AMD Ryzen Processor Appears on UserBenchmark Database

Impressive stuff from AMD's Zen 2 architecture

12-core AMD Ryzen Processor Appears on UserBenchmark Database

12-core AMD Ryzen Processor Appears on UserBenchmark Database

When AMD unveiled their 8-core Ryzen 3rd Generation processor at CES, we knew that AMD planned to make something bigger. While AMD has teased the possibility of more than one CPU die on their Ryzen 3rd Generation processors, we know that AMD has left enough PCB space to create a 16-core processor on their AM4 Ryzen platform (more info here). 

Today, thanks to TUM_APISAK, a 12-core AMD engineering sample has been discovered which features 12 cores and 24 threads. This processor is using an AMD "Myrtle" system, a codename that typically refers to AM4 test mainboards and features the 2D3212BGMCWH2_37/34_N sample name. 

Looking at this sample name, we can see that this processor features a base clock speed of 3.4GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.7GHz. The "D" and "M" within this codename also appear to signify that this processor is a desktop-grade processor that belongs on the AMD AM4 platform. 

While the performance numbers of AMD's early Zen 2 silicon is impressive given the processor's clock speeds, it is worth remembering that early engineering samples typically feature clock speeds that are significantly lower than their retail-ready counterparts. Another factor that is worth noting is that this processor was using 2666MHz DDR4 memory, as memory speed has been known to impact the performance of AMD's Ryzen processors in the past.  

12-core AMD Ryzen Processor Appears on UserBenchmark Database  
When comparing the performance of AMD's Zen 2/Ryzen 3rd Generation engineering sample and today's Ryzen 7 (2nd Generation) 2700X, AMD appears to offer improved performance per clock, assuming that the company's engineering sample runs at the same clock speeds that the CPU's name would indicate. We will not place a performance gain percentage here, as it is currently unknown how AMD's Ryzen 3rd Generation boost algorithm works, a factor that could dramatically impact CPU clock speeds and boost performance. 

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24-01-2019, 10:21:31

NeverBackDown
Pretty good clocks considering it's a 12 core and an ES chipQuote
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