Computex 2019: AMD announces Zen 2 based 3000 series Ryzen processors

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AMD just announced a total of five Zen 2 based 3000-series Ryzen CPUs at Computex 2019. The announcement includes the flagship Ryzen 9 3900X that offers 12 cores for just $499. The bottom of the list (as far as the announcement is concerned) was the Ryzen 5 3600, which offers six cores for just $199. And while these sound great as it is, the Zen 2 cores and the x570 chipset will add a lot more reasons to opt for AMD, now more than ever.

Zen 2

Zen 2

All 3000 series Ryzen processors are based on AMD’s new Zen 2 microarchitecture. The company claims that its new Zen 2 Cores will deliver 15% more IPC as compared to its predecessor. Another improvement includes doubling the floating point engine while offering twice the cache size as compared to its previous version. In simpler words, this new architecture will significantly boost the performance of their new Ryzen and EPYC processors.

3000 series Ryzen Processors

Ryzen 9 3900X

A total of five CPUs were announced at the event today. With the cheapest of the bunch sporting six cores climbing all the way up to 12 cores, a first for any gaming CPU in the market yet. All five of them offer 40 PCIe lanes. That includes the CPU’s 24 PCIe 4.0 lanes plus the x570 chipset’s 16 lanes. Among the CPU’s 24 lanes, 16 are for the GPU, 4 for storage and 4 for the chipset. All of the following CPUs will start shipping from July 7.

Model Cores/
TDP (Watts) Boost/Base (GHz) Total Cache (MB) PCIe 4.0 Lanes* MSRP
Ryzen 9 3900X 12/24 105W 4.6/3.8 70 40 $499
Ryzen 7 3800X 8/16 105W 4.5/3.9 36 40 $399
Ryzen 7 3700X 8/16 65W 4.4/3.6 36 40 $329
Ryzen 5 3600X 6/12 95W 4.4/3.8 35 40 $249
Ryzen 5 3600 6/12 65W 4.2/3.6 35 40 $199

AMD vs Intel

Comparing the newest and greatest from AMD with what Intel has to offer. And for the first round, we compare the Ryzen 3700X and it’s 8 cores 16 threads with the i7 9700k and it’s 8 cores no hyperthreading. The Ryzen 3700X unsurprisingly beats the 9700k in real time rendering test by a humble 1% in single-threaded performance and a whopping 30% in the multi-threaded test. Then there was the Ryzen 3800X, matching the game play performance of the 9900k over PUBG.

3rd Gen Ryzen 7

Finally, the $500 Ryzen 3900X crushed the 12 core i9-9920X in Blender Render by 16%. These are of course numbers shared by AMD themselves so maybe wait until a few of the known reviewers get their hands on these processors. But then again, this does clearly show the end of Intel’s dominance, not only under multi-core intensive tasks but now over single-threaded workloads as well. The red team has always enjoyed superior pricing.

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The story doesn’t end here. Even though the new set of CPUs still mounts to the same AM4 socket, there is a new chipset in town. The new X570 is the world’s first PCIe 4.0 chipset with over 50 new motherboard models from ASRock, MSI, and Gigabyte. With so many motherboards soon entering the market, there is surely a lot of trust building over the 3000-series Ryzen processors. Going by what we know, they should surely sell well, plus AMD is pushing new buyers to opt for the newer X570 chipsets as well (for obvious reasons).

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