AMD releases its 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPU & # 39; s on 7/7

AMD & # 39; s third generation Ryzen CPU & # 39; s are here, including the first mainstream CPU from the 12-core company, the Ryzen 9 3900X. The company announces five new processors as part of the lineup, all with a release date of July 7. Their prices range from $ 199 to $ 499, and they're all based on the company's new 7nm Zen 2 architecture with support for the new PCIe 4.0 interface, which offers the double bandwidth of PCIe 3.0.


At the top of the line-up is the Ryzen 9 3900X. This 12-core processor has a basic frequency of 3.8 GHz and can boost up to 4.6 GHz. Next, the company has a pair of Ryzen 7 processors, the $ 399 3800X and $ 329 3700X. Both have eight cores clocked at slightly different frequencies (visible in the table below), but the big difference is TDP, a basic indicator for the energy consumption of a CPU. AnandTech notes that the 3700X has a TDP of only 65W compared to 105W for the 3800X, suggesting that it could be a very energy efficient processor for the amount of performance you get. Finally, at the bottom of the line-up are the Ryzen 5 3600X and 3600.

AMD Ryzen 3 CPU comparison

Fashion model cores /
Basic frequency Boost frequency TDP price
Fashion model cores /
Basic frequency Boost frequency TDP price
Ryzen 9 3900X 12C / 24T 3.8 GHz 4.6GHz 105W $ 499
Ryzen 7 3800X 8C / 16T 3.9GHz 4.5 GHz 105W $ 399
Ryzen 7 3700X 8C / 16T 3.6 GHz 4.4GHz 65W $ 329
Ryzen 5 3600X 6C / 12T 3.8 GHz 4.4GHz 95W $ 249
Ryzen 5 3600 6C / 12T 3.6 GHz 4.2GHz 65W $ 199

AMD has some benchmarks to show how it expects its new CPU & # 39; s to perform. The company claims that its 3900X flagship will offer comparable performance to Intel's i9-9920X, although it costs about half ($ 499 compared to $ 1,189). Meanwhile, the AMD benchmarks suggest that the $ 329 3700X beats the Intel $ 374 i7-9700K in both single and multi-threaded real-time display performance. We will have to wait to try out the new CPUs ourselves to see how their performance generally works.

All new CPU & # 39; s are based on AMD & # 39; s new X570 chipset, which uses the same AM4 connection as AMD's previous Ryzen CPU & # 39; s. In theory, this means that if you are already using a Ryzen processor, you can switch one of the new CPU & # 39; s in your system without having to upgrade your motherboard. In practice, however, the power requirements of the new chips will mean that not every AM4 motherboard will support them. You will not be faced with a lack of choice if you have to upgrade your motherboard for the new chips; AMD says that 56 X570 motherboards will be available from its partners when the new CPU & # 39; s are launched.

In addition to its CPU & # 39; s, AMD also teased its next generation of graphics cards with a demonstration of the upcoming Radeon RX 5700. This 7nm-based GPU will run on AMD & # 39; s new RDNA microarchitecture, which will eventually replace the existing GCN architecture replaces AMD first introduced in 2011. AMD claims that RDNA, compared to its predecessor, offers 25 percent higher performance per clock and 50 percent higher performance per watt. It will also be one of the first GPU & # 39; s to support the new PCIe 4.0 interface. The new GPU is expected to start in July.

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