During its inaugural Computex 2019 speech, AMD officially unveiled its next line of Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs that includes Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3800X and 3700X. Suffice it to say that AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is impressive in terms of specifications and performance.
These upcoming Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs are based on the Zen 2 architecture and the 7 nm process node. Let's start with AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. The 3900X features 12 cores / 24 threads despite rumors that it will be a 16-core CPU.
In addition, the CPU comes with a huge 70 MB cache, 3.8 GHz base clock and 4.6 GHz clock pulse.
Interestingly, although the CPU has some impressive specifications, AMD does not charge a fortune, since it only costs $ 499 in retail.
According to the benchmarks revealed by AMD, Ryzen 9 3900X is well ahead of its competition and has incredible gains in both single-threaded and multi-threaded processes. It even beats the Intel Core i9-9900K and the i9-9920X.
Not only that, AMD also announced its 8-Core Ryzen 7 3800X, Ryzen 7 3700X along with 6-Core / 12-wire Ryzen 5 3600X and 3600 desktop CPUs.
In addition, these CPUs are also compatible with PCI-E 4.0, which will be linked to the next AMD Navi GPU. However, there are some uncertainties regarding which chipsets will support PCI-E 4.0 for the Navi and Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs.
|CPU||Cores / threads||Base clock||Boost Clock||Cache||Launching|
|Ryzen 9 3900X||12/24||3.8GHz||4.6 GHz||70MB||$ 499||July 7, 2019|
|Ryzen 7 3800X||8/16||3.9GHz||4.5 GHz||36MB||$ 399||July 7|
|Ryzen 7 3700X||8/16||3.6GHz||4.4 GHz||36MB||$ 329||July 7|
|Ryzen 5 3600X||6/12||3.8GHz||4.4 GHz||35MB||$ 249||July 7|
|Ryzen 5 3600||6/12||3.6GHz||4.2 GHz||35MB||$ 199||July 7|
Ryzen 9 3900X surpasses the Intel Core i9-9900K is an incredible achievement since Intel has confirmed that i9-9900K features 8 cores / 16 threads and all cores feature 5.0 GHz pulse clock.
The reason why Ryzen 9 3900X can beat Intel Core i9-9900K is probably due to its higher Core / Thread count. In the end, what matters to the consumer is the price / performance ratio and AMD certainly has the best.
In addition to the GPUs and desktop CPUs, AMD is also powering the PlayStation 5. Sony has confirmed the specifications for PS5 and they are impressive. According to Sony, the console features a third-generation RyD-based custom AMD chip with 8 cores.
In addition, the console features AMD Navi as its GPU and supports real-time ray tracing.
The real-time ray tracing is currently only compatible with Nvidia RTX GPUs and it seems that in the coming years, Nvidia will not only have AMD competition but also consoles.
The $ 499 AMD Ryzen 9 3900X publication with 12 cores / 16 threads announced, launched on July 7 with the full Ryzen 3000 line first appeared on SegmentNext.