Certainly is not 100% clear but there have been a ton of reviews looking at single threaded benchmarks and seeing that at clock for clock, AMD is slightly superior. Doesn't fully make up for the clock speed on core-for-core basis when comparing to things like the 9900ks.AMD's SMT works a fair bit better than Intel's hyper-threading ... So I'm guessing that the apparent IPC ratio between the two platforms is somewhat variable - depending on several factors, like how many HW threads are saturated.
I know where my Christmas bonus is going ... 3900X . Double the rendering performance of my 1700 - its almost unfathomable ... can't wait.Oh man I very badly want a 3900X, I'm probably going to buy an X570 motherboard before Christmas. But now seeing this makes me want one even more!
No more pluses on the roadmap ... they only did it with Zen1 because they had to cut a few things off thier "wish list" for Zen1, due to timing constraints, so just added them later as a "plus" revision.Wow! I think i'll be replacing my TR 2950x with a Zen 3 TR when It comes out next year (unless they do another plus version). My 2950x really got whooped by Zen 2, but it's plenty fast for now.