AMD NAVI and Ryzen COMPUTEX Re-Cap and Analysis

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The CPU Lineup

AMD revealed the new AMD Ryzen 7 and 9 CPU lineup, so we have made a table below to show you how they stack up.  On AMD’s website it also released information on AMD Ryzen 5 3rd gen.

In a nutshell it looks like this: 

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X – 12 Cores/24 Threads, 3.8GHz Base/4.6GHz boost, 70MB Total Cache, 105W TDP.  This is lower than the competition’s 165W on a Core i9 9920X, yet 3900X is 18% faster in Blender.  Pricing will be $499 which is half the price of the competition with faster performance.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X – 8 Cores/16 Threads, 3.9GHz Base/4.5GHz Boost, 36MB Total Cache, 105W TDP.  This is the 8-core chip for the Enthusiast Gamer, the 8-core performance leader designed for the best gaming performance.  Pricing will be $399.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X – 8 Cores/16 Threads, 3.6GHz Base/4.4GHz Boost, 36MB Total Cache, 65W TDP.  The Single Thread Performance is +15% higher versus Ryzen 7 2700X and the Multi Thread Performance is +18% higher versus Ryzen 7 2700X.  It has lower power, 65W versus 105W on Ryzen 7 2700X.  Pricing will be $329. 


You will probably notice that the Ryzen 7 3800X has a 105W TDP versus the 3700X at 65W, yet it doesn’t seem to be much faster in pure GHz.  Well, our thinking here is that it is allowed to run at a higher TDP so that it can maintain a higher consistent boost clock when gaming. 

Power is everything when trying to attain the highest boost clock on all cores for extended amounts of time.  At 65W on the Ryzen 7 3700X it may be that it can’t hold its all-core top boost.  However, by allowing the CPU to hit 105W TDP it can push itself to that 4.5GHz boost on all-cores and maintain a higher boost clock for extended times while playing games. 

This is just a theory of ours, but it makes sense.  Differences could also arise in binning of course.  At any rate, AMD is setup to take gaming performance by storm finally. 

Availability on shelves on July 7th for these CPUs.

Brent Justice
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice

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