AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation processors will be out July 7
May 28 2019
All three chips are based on AMD's new Zen 2 architecture, which should perform 15% better than the previous iteration of the tech.
The Navi line will also be the company's most efficient line-up of graphics cards to date, thanks to the new Radeon DNA (RNDA) promising 125 percent higher performance-per-clock than the GCN standard. The new lineup of GPUs will be called the Radeon RX 5000 series in honour of AMD's 50th anniversary, and the first model to be announced is the Radeon RX 5700.
The new GPUs also use a new compute unit design, which AMD claims improves efficiency and enables increased instructions per clock (IPC). But again, at that price point, it will surely make its way into configurations of many power users and enthusiasts who are looking for a powerful machine without spending gaming-desktop-dollars on it. The graphics pipeline was also described as being optimised for performance per clock and high clock speeds generally.
Stay tuned for more on the X570 boards rolling out all week at Computex, as well as eventual reviews of the Ryzen chips as we get them in-house. That's a mighty fine increase, and AMD is touting a 10% performance increase in Strange Brigade over an Nvidia RTX 2070 with its RX 5700. The Ryzen 7 3700X is being pitted against the Intel Core i7-9700K (8 core vs. 8 core) where it was shown to have a 28% performance benefit in multi-core over the latter in Cinebench R20 whilst still maintaining comparable single-core performance.
Last up, presented as a "final surprise", is the first Ryzen 9 CPU, the Ryzen 9 3900X. The performance projections made by Dr. Su, if they end up verified in independent testing, illustrate that AMD could be bringing, once again, some major price pressure to the desktop CPU space.
Topping the range is the Ryzen 9 3900X, which is set to cost $500, packs 12 cores, can handle 24 threads, has 2.8GHz base frequency with 4.6GHz boost, and has 70MB of cache. The chip has a TDP of 105 W and cache of 70 MB. The octa-core processor has 3.6GHz of power (4.4GHz boost), and runs on 65 watts (last year's 2700X ran on 105 watts).
To watch the full AMD keynote, which focused mainly on CPU, desktop, and mobile processing via the next-gen Ryzen, head here. When it came to the 3900X versus the i9 9920X, the Blender benchmarking tool had AMD at an 18 percent performance lead.