Rumours and leaks regarding AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs have been appearing online since before the official release of its 3rd generation Ryzen CPU for the consumer segment. Now, alleged benchmark scores of the HEDT processor has appeared on Geekbench, along with information pertaining to its specification.
To be precise, the model of the processor is listed as “AMD Sharktooth” in the system information section. Specs-wise, the CPU seems to have a base clock of 3.6GHz and 128MB L3 Cache. The takeaway here is, naturally, its topology; Geekbench has the processor listed as having a 32-core, 64 threads layout, which is identical to AMD’s current Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU.
Regarding performance, Sharktooth scored 5677 on Geekbench’s single-core test, while its multi-core performance is listed as 94772. Incidentally, we think it’s important to note that the CPU was tested using a Linux OS instead of Windows 10. Further, the system also used a maximum of 128GB RAM, and the motherboard used in the benchmark is from MSI.
There is, naturally, a level of scepticism with the information. For a start, Hot Hardware pointed out the minor difference between the Threadripper 2990WX’s base clock and the alleged Zen2 Threadripper’s. Having said that, the site is also quick to point out that Sharktooth’s multi-core score is approximately 14.5% higher than its predecessor.
There’s also the question about Sharktooth being the flagship CPU; since the introduction of the first-generation Threadripper CPUs, AMD has always outdone itself by doubling the number of cores for its follow-up. Seeing how the Threadripper 2990WX already sports a 32-cores, 64-threads setup, it’s not wrong that many of us are expecting AMD’s top-tier Zen2 Threadripper to ship out with a whopping 64-cores, 128-threads.
As always, these points are merely speculations. As such, we do advise you to take this news with a very large sprinkling of salt, at least AMD’s official unveiling of the CPU this October.