For several months now, AMD has been discussing plans to introduce the third generation of Ryzen Threadripper processors, built on the basis of the Zen 2 microarchitecture, which provides for 7-nanometer process technology. The rumors were confirmed by the result of the 32-core chip published in the Geekbench test base as part of the AMD Sharkstooth computer.
The production instance is identified by the number 100-000000011-11, which is typical for AMD 7-nanometer chips. The platform for Ryzen Threadripper in the test was WhiteHavenOC-CP - AMD's traditional choice when testing processors of the HEDT class.
Zen 3 microarchitecture belongs to the third-level cache: 16 megabytes per 4-core CCX block and a total L3 capacity of 128 megabytes. The engineering sample worked at a clock frequency of 3.6 GHz. As a result, the processor scored 5932 points in single-core testing and 94 772 points when using all 32 cores operating in 64 threads.
The closest competitor to Ryzen Threadripper was Intel Xeon W-3175X. 28 cores in 56 threads of this processor during acceleration to 5.7 GHz and forced cooling with liquid nitrogen scored 7438 and 84 070 points in the Geekbench test.