News of the upcoming Zen 3 desktop CPUs is hot. Not only will we see the announcement in just a week; several benchmarks have leaked, and things are looking very good for AMD already.

First is the Ryzen 9 5900X, a 12/24 core/thread chip. All we have to go on is a single graphic showing CPU-Z comparing a CPU with the same C/T count (but no official title) against the Ryzen 7 3700X. Take a look below.

As noted by HotHardware, these numbers indicate a 28% single-thread performance gain, which would equate to 25% better than the 3900X. Multi-threaded performance would see a ~15% gain.

Meanwhile the Ryzen 7 5800X has been clocked in Ashes of the Singularity and compared to the Intel Core i9-10900K. Take a look.

A first glance may make you think Intel wins out, but look closer. The CPU framerate averages nearly 20FPS higher in 4K performance. Both bench’s use the same rig with an RTX 2080, and the 5800X wins in every count. Keep in mind this isn’t the 5900X or 5950X.

We’ll of course get full confirmation of what CPUs AMD will offer in just a week. Still these initial leaked benchmarks give us plenty of hope for 4K gaming and beyond. Now we’ll just have to see how pricey these new CPUs are.