AMD’s presentation put Intel at a crossroads, releasing a new Ryzen lineup that is ridiculously fast and use less power than their rivals and predecessors, at the same time also being cheaper and coming with a brand new set of features, the most noticeable being the support for PCIe 4.0, that only hardcore PC users need.
These new Ryzens are the first widely released CPU’s that have a base x86 architecture on a 7nm process. The “x86” is the architecture powering today’s laptops and desktops. The “7nm” implies the process node. This number signifies the distance between transistor gates on the processor. A shorter distance means a lower amount of power that is needed for the information to pass through those nodes, translating to improvements in speed and power efficiency.
AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Specifications
With the 3rd generation released, we know exactly the specifications for each and every new CPU that AMD is about to release, but more importantly, we’ll focus on the more powerful ones.
The Ryzen 5 3600 will have lowered TDP, down to just 65W due to the 7nm Zen 2 architecture now found in the 3rd Ryzen generation and a booming 15% increase for IPC (Instructions per clock) performance. This will increase the single-core performance of the CPU, resulting in some of the best CPU’S for gaming.
An absolute beast of a processor, the Ryzen 9 3950X, will deliver unfathomable performance with its 16-cores and 32-threads, having a 4.7 GHz boost clock. These specs are astonishing as they are, even more so that this CPU will only use 105W TDP.
AMD’s mid-range Ryzen processor is the new Ryzen 9 3900X, that is less powerful, sitting at 12-cores and 24-threads, still offering high clock speeds with the same low TDP. The temperatures and the power consumption will be kept relatively low, both on the 3950X and the 3900X.
AMD’s newest generation isn’t all about the top-tier and the low-tier, below you will find the list with every new CPU and its respective specs:
- AMD Ryzen 9 3950X – 16-cores, 32-threads | 4.7GHz boost, 3.5GHz base | 105W
- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X – 12-cores, 24-threads | 4.6GHz boost, 3.8GHz base | 105W
- AMD Ryzen 7 3800X – 8-cores, 16-threads | 4.5GHz boost, 3.9GHz base | 105W
- AMD Ryzen 7 3700X – 8-cores, 16-threads | 4.4GHz boost, 3.6GHz base | 65W
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600X – 6-cores, 12-threads | 4.4GHz boost, 3.8GHz base | 95W
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600 – 6-cores, 12-threads | 4.2GHz boost, 3.6GHz base | 65W
- AMD Ryzen 5 3400G – 4-cores, 8-threads | 4.2GHz boost, 3.7GHz base | 65W
AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation Pricing
- AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: $749 (about £590, AU$1,080)
- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X: $499 (about £390, AU$720)
- AMD Ryzen 7 3800X: $399 (about £310, AU$580)
- AMD Ryzen 7 3700X: $329 (about £260, AU$480)
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600X: $249 (about £200, AU$360)
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600: $199 (about £160, AU$290)
- AMD Ryzen 5 3400G: $149 (£139, AU$240)
- AMD Ryzen 3 3300G: $99 (£94, AU$144)
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