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[Computex 2019] 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors launched — very much improved gaming and productivity performance!
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[Computex 2019] 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors launched — very much improved gaming and productivity performance!

by Vyncent ChanMay 27, 2019
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AMD dropped a whopping bomb today when they announced the 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors, starting with the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X. The new processors feature much higher clock speeds and vastly improved IPC, promising a massive boost in performance in all applications, including gaming.

By doubling the cache and floating point performance with the Zen 2 architecture, AMD managed to make the AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors enticing to both content creators and gamers. And then there’s the 15% IPC improvement which will make everyone’s day.

From a gamer’s perspective, the 3rd Gen Ryzen processors offer up to 35% improvement in frame rates over the last generation AMD Ryzen CPUs.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

So far, this is the lowest end 3rd-gen AMD Ryzen processor we know, with a maximum Turbo of 4.4 GHz and a base clock of 3.6 GHz. The most enticing feature of this part is probably the TDP, which is a low 65W. This should make it the ideal processor for content creators who prefer building in smaller form factor cases while still enjoying the full benefits of the increased performance brought about by the Zen 2 architecture.

In Cinebench R20, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X outperforms the Intel Core i7 9700K by a large margin, although the Intel CPU does have less cores and threads.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

Marking a return back to the x800 series, the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is an upgraded AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, with a higher TDP and fittingly higher clocks. The base clocks now starts from 3.9 GHz at the 105W TDP, and goes all the way up to 4.5 GHz. The gaming performance of the AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is also vastly improved over the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, with performance that ties the Intel Core i9 9900K. In PUBG, at least.

Considering how popular esports titles are more often than not CPU-limited rather than GPU-limited due to their low graphics requirements, these gains are really quite impressive.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

The “one more thing” from Dr. Lisa Su today is the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. A 12-core, 24-thread monstrosity, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X touts a TDP of just 105W, but boosts all the way up to 4.6 GHz. The cache is also a massive 70MB, which is more than double what Intel offers in their flagship HEDT processor, the Intel Core i9 9980XE.

Speaking of the HEDT platform, this processor gives the Intel Core i7 7820X a run for its money, all while being priced at less than half the SRP of the Intel CPU. How much, you ask?

3rd Generation AMD Ryzen Pricing

What’s most interesting about the AMD Ryzen 3000 processors is their pricing. Priced from $329 (~RM1376), the AMD Ryzen 7 processors are ridiculously affordable for the performance they put on the table. Even if you opt for the higher models, the AMD Ryzen 7 series promise unbeatable value, at least until Intel drops their prices massively.

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X – 12C/24T – $499 (~RM2087)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3800X – 8C/16T – $399 (~RM1669)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8C/16T – $329 (~RM1376)

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processors will be available starting 7th July 2019, so stay tuned for more updates until then about the latest 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors!

Pokdepinion: I am literally smitten. Now I hope we don’t see too huge of a markup when it enters our Malaysian market…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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