AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Announced, Feature Up to 12 Cores

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AMD has announced their latest CPUs at this year’s Computex.

The company unveiled the Ryzen 3000 line of CPUs, which feature their new Zen 2 processing prowess and the world’s first desktop 7nm x86 CPU, with up to twelve cores on dual 7nm chiplets.

Here’s a rundown on the specs, pricing, and various options for the Ryzen 3000 CPUs:

AMD “Matisse” Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs
TDP Price
Ryzen 9 3900X 12C 24T 3.8 4.6 6 MB 64 MB 16+4+4 105W $499
Ryzen 7 3800X 8C 16T 3.9 4.5 4 MB 32 MB 16+4+4 105W $399
Ryzen 7 3700X 8C 16T 3.6 4.4 4 MB 32 MB 16+4+4 65W $329
Ryzen 5 3600X 6C 12T 3.8 4.4 3 MB 32 MB 16+4+4 95W $249
Ryzen 5 3600 6C 12T 3.6 4.2 3 MB 32 MB 16+4+4 65W $199

The new 3000 series Ryzen CPUs utilize PCIe 4.0 bandwidth, a massive upgrade from its predecessor, this mainly will effect NVMe SSDs though eventually will be necessary for future GPUs.

The top of the line 3000 series, the 3900x, sports a max clock speed of 4.6GHz from a 3.8GHz base. This is a major change from previous Ryzen Processors which had trouble going past 4.1GHz. AMD is touting the new chips bringing a huge 15% IPC upgrade, with Zen 2. The new chips have also doubled their cache size, as well as the floating point performance.


Looking at the graphs above AMD seems like they’ve closed the gap considerably compared to Intel in gaming scenarios and widened their multicore lead. This is rather impressive considering the price difference as they’re comparing their Ryzen 7 3700X which is $329 to the i7 9700K which is $399, and their $399 3800X to the i9 9900K which is generally seen above $500.

AMD is naturally claiming the 3900x having a 14% single-thread advantage over Intel’s Core i9-9920x, and a 6% boost in multi-threaded testing. Pricing on the new chipsets is quite aggressive, as well, with AMD boasting they cost less than half what the competitors are offering.

The new Ryzen 3000 series CPUs are launching on July 7th, alongside the X570 motherboards.

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