Thrice bitten, AMD’s Sharkstooth Threadripper Won’t Die
Call It Leakbench, Hyuk, Hyuk, Hyuk
Something mysterious showed up on a Geekbench result, bearing a bit of a resemblance to the Threadripper 2950X but with some significant differences. The core counts match, however the performance results do not and there are the new handles, AMD Sharkstooth” and “AMD 100-000000011-11”. In addition the frequency is slightly higher at 3.6GHz but the 128MB of L3 cache is the most impressive, previously we made do with a mere 32MB.
All of this should be considered rumour at this time, and we don’t have other vital statistics such as TDP, boost clock nor an official word on PCIe 4.0; though that last seems a safe assumption. Drop by The Inquirer if you want to tease yourself a bit more.
As for performance in Geekbench 4, the mystery CPU achieved a single-core score of 5,677 and raked in a healthy 94,772 score in the multi-core results. That beats the Threadripper 2950X, most noticeable in the multi-core score, with the second-gen Threadripper managing 82,678.