Earlier this week, we reported on rumors pertaining to AMD’s upcoming Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 Series of mainstream processors. The leaked detailed a slew of new SKUs from the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 and all-new Ryzen 9 families.
However, a new contest hailing from South Korea, which is sponsored by a CPU sales agency working for AMD, has confirmed at least two members of Ryzen 3000 Series. The contest is currently open and asks participants to guess the Cinebench scores that the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 7 3700X will generate when released. Winners will be selected based on how close their guess is to the official Cinebench result for the respective processors.
Winners of the contest are said to receive a Ryzen 3000 Series processor (once released). According to the contest details, the main prize will be a Ryzen 7 3700X, of which 5 will be handed out. Runners up (10 in total) will get a Ryzen 5 3600X. Going down the line, 100 people will receive a Ryzen Power Cube, and finally, 200 coupons for free Starbucks coffee.
According to the leaked specs from Wednesday, the Ryzen 5 3600X will have 8 physical cores, 16 threads, a base clock of 4GHz and a boost clock of 4.5GHz. The processor will reportedly have a TDP of 95 watts and will retail for $229.
The Ryzen 7 3700X, on the other hand, will allegedly have a total of 12 physical cores (24 threads), a base clock of 4.2GHz and a boost clock of 5GHz. In addition, it will reportedly have a TDP of 105 watts and an MSRP of $329.
While all of this sounds good to us, we’re most looking forward to the rumored Ryzen 9 3850X, which will be a 16-core beastly enthusiast processor. This chip, according to reports, will have a base clock of 4.3GHz and a boost clock of 5.1GHz. Its increased clocks speeds and core count means that it will have a TDP of 135 watts along with a price tag of $499.
With Intel rumored to be polishing off its 10-core Comet Lake-S processor for a 2019 launch, it will be interesting battle between these two chip giants.