AMD Announces 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processor Line-Up

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%.

The new “Zen 2” core widely outperforms the historical generational performance improvement industry trend, up to 15% estimated instructions per clock (IPC)2 uplift over the predecessor “Zen” architecture. The “Zen 2” CPU core powering the next-generation AMD Ryzen and EPYC™ processors also includes significant design improvements including lager cache sizes and a redesigned floating point engine.

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