The Cinebench benchmarks for AMD’s upcoming 7nm Ryzen 3 CPUs have surfaced, giving us an idea of what to expect from the latest pair of Matisse chips. Both the Cinebench R15 and R20 scores of the Ryzen 3 3300X have been leaked, and they put the Zen 2 chip ahead of both the Intel Core i7-7700K (a flagship CPU from two generations back) and the upcoming Core i3-10300 (Comet Lake-S).
As you can see, in the above Cinebench R15 single-core benchmark, the Ryzen 3 3300X manages to beat the 10th Gen Core i3-10300, being just one point behind the Core i7-7700K.
In the multi-score R15 test, the Ryzen 3 3300X comes out on top in both tests, beating the Core i3 as well as the Core i7 parts by a healthy margin.
Cinebench R20 clearly favors AMD’s Ryzen processors. Here, the Ryzen 3 3300X is the fastest of the three in both the single-core and multi-core benchmarks. The Core i7-7700K is still faster than the 10th Gen Core i3-10300 in the single-threaded test, but the latter manages to surpass it in the multi-threaded equivalent. The 3300X is a good bit ahead of both the Intel chips in both tests.
In Cinebench R20, AMD’s advantage over rival Intel processors grows significantly compared to R15. This is mainly due to the fat L3 cache on the Zen 2 CPUs which is something that Cinebench R20 really benefits from. Intel’s design being monolithic features a much smaller L3 cache.
Interestingly, Intel’s single-threaded score has barely budged over the last three generations. This is because all four generations of the Core processors we’ve gotten since 2016 were based on the same 14nm Skylake core architecture. The only difference is that with each successive generation, Intel kept on increasing the core counts and frequencies, resulting in little to no gains in the single-threaded performance.