Dr. Lisa Su has ended all speculation regarding AMD’s third-generation Ryzen lineup. There is a total of five additions to the family, led by the flagship Ryzen 9 3900X. This is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU with a base frequency of 3.8 GHz and boost frequency of 4.6 GHz for $499. All of these parts will be available on July 7, 2019.
How do they stack up against the competition? Very well, it seems. Here is a sampling of how the Ryzen 3000 series compares to Intel’s parts:
- Ryzen 7 3700X vs. i7-9700K with real-time rendering: The Ryzen 7 3700X offered 1% more single-threaded, and 30% more in multi-threaded performance.
- Ryzen 7 3800X vs. i9-9900K with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds gameplay: The Ryzen 7 3800X matched the performance of the i9-9900K.
- Ryzen 9 3900X vs. i9-9920X with Blender Render: The Ryzen 9 3900X beat the Intel i9 9920X by more than 16%.