The Computex trade fair in Taiwan is where some of the world’s largest manufacturers of notebooks, components and other technologies showcase their product line-up for the year and where they reveal their next-generation technologies. AMD certainly came in guns blazing as they announced a whole slew of their latest technologies including the new AMD Radeon RX5700-series GPUs and in particular the new 3rd generation AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors.
Revealed onstage by AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su, the new third generation AMD Ryzen processors are built on the new “Zen 2” core architecture and are PCIe 4.0 PC ready for the most advanced components available.
Starting in on the ground floor is the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has 8-cores, 16-threads and a base of 3.6GHz with a boost clock of 4.4GHz and a total TDP of 65W with 36MB total cache. According to AMD, the Ryzen 7 3700X is able to offer 30% more in multi-threaded performance in real time rendering when pitted against its direct competition the i7-9700K .
Next up is the Ryzen 7 3800X that has a similar 8-cores, 16-threads count and total 36MB cache as the 3700X but upguns the base and boost clockspeed to a higher 3.9GHz and 4.5GHz respectively while keeping the TDW at 105W. According to AMD, the Ryzen 7 3800X is able to go toe to toe and match the i9-9900K in Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds for performance.
At the top of the proverbial third generation AMD Ryzen processor totem pole is the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X which has an impressive 12-core, 24-thread count, a base and boost clockspeed of 3.8GHz and 4.6GHz respectively, a cache of 70MB and TDW at 105W. At the key note, the Ryzen 9 3900X was stated to beat the Intel i9-9920X by more than 16%.
If this floats your boat, you won’t have long to wait as AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen processors are slated to be available from 7 July onwards with prices for the 3700X at USD329, the 3800X at USD399 and the 3900X at USD499. For more details swing by www.amd.com
You can catch the live stream and recap of the event here: