AMD Reveals their High-end Ryzen 3rd Generation Processor Lineup

AMD Reveals their High-end Ryzen 3rd Generation Processor Lineup

AMD Reveals their High-end Ryzen 3rd Generation Processor Lineup

AMD is gearing themselves up for a strong 2019, with plans to bring 7nm products to the CPU and GPU markets en masse, with their Ryzen 3rd Generation processors taking the fight to Intel’s high-end offerings. 

Now, AMD has revealed their Ryzen 3rd Generation processor lineup, showing several new product SKUs, ranging from 8-core models to 12-core models, each of which will be compatible with the company’s existing AM4 socket motherboards, assuming they are updated with BIOS files for Ryzen 3rd Generation products.

So what is AMD offering with Ryzen 3rd Gen? For starters AMD is offering more cores, next up there are higher clock speeds, then there’s increased power efficiency, and finally, there is increased per clock performance. AMD plans to lead the industry, which means that they don’t plan to remain behind Intel. With this in mind, we present to you the Ryzen 3000 series of Zen 2 processors. 

There is a lot to unpack here. Zen 2 is a big deal, 7nm is a big deal and together they offer AMD an opportunity to properly take on Intel on the high-end. AMD was not satisfied with 1st generation Ryzen, yes, it shook up the industry, but AMD wanted to do better, push the envelope further and do more for their customers. 

With Zen 2 AMD has doubled their cache size and has delivered a 2x improvement to Floating Point performance, two factors which enable increased performance in games and in workstation workloads. In terms of IPC, AMD’s Zen 2 cores deliver a 15% boost to performance per clock, with Lisu Su claiming that Zen 2 will deliver a performance boost in all applications.  

AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Generation processors will also offer PCIe 4.0 support, a first for the consumer CPU market. This makes Ryzen 3rd Generation an ideal partner for their Radeon Navi series of graphics cards, the first gaming GPU to offer PCIe 4.0 support. 

AMD Reveals their High-end Ryzen 3rd Generation Processor Lineup  

Now for products, starting with the Ryzen 7 3700X, an eight-core sixteen-thread processor with a 65W TDP, a 3.6GHz base clock speed, a 4.4GHz boost clock speed, 36MB of total cache and performance levels that around 30% faster than Intel’s i7-9700K in Cinebench R20. 

Remember that Intel’s i7-9700K is a 95W processor. In Cinebench R20 AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700X scores 4806 points. 

AMD Reveals their High-end Ryzen 3rd Generation Processor Lineup  
Next up we have AMD’s Ryzen 7 3800X, a faster 8-core sixteen thread processor that features a 105W TDP, a base clock speed of 3.9GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.5GHz. 

In gaming, AMD measures a 34% boost in performance over their Ryzen 7 2700X in Counter-Strike, showcasing the tremendous performance advantages of AMD’s latest Zen 2 cores. In League of Legends, AMD offers a lower 11% performance boost, but even then this is a tremendous gain for AMD. 

AMD Reveals their High-end Ryzen 3rd Generation Processor LineupAMD Reveals their High-end Ryzen 3rd Generation Processor Lineup  

So what about those 8 core rumours? Lisa Su has officially revealed their Ryzen 9 series of processors, confirming that they are offering a two chiplet CPU design which offers twelve total cores and 24 total threads. 

This CPU ships with a 105W TDP, 70MB of total cache and base/boost clock speeds of 3.8GHz and 4.6GHz. With this CPU AMD has claimed a performance lead over Intel’s i9-9920X while also shipping with a TDP that’s 60 watts lower. 

AMD Reveals their High-end Ryzen 3rd Generation Processor LineupAMD Reveals their High-end Ryzen 3rd Generation Processor Lineup  

Now it’s time for pricing, how much does 3rd Gen Ryzen cost? Here’s the lowdown. Wow. 

Ryzen 7 3700X – $329
Ryzen 7 3800X – $399
Ryzen 9 3900X – $499

AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Generation processors will release on July 7th 2019 alongside X570 motherboards. 

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