AMD Announces The New Ryzen 3000 7nm Zen 2 Processors
AMD just announced, during their presentation at Computex, the new Ryzen 3000 Processors based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture.
The new Zen 2 architecture brings double the performance in floating point operations over the previous Zen and Zen+ architecture, which will improve performance for content creation workloads as well as double the cache size. AMD targets a performance boost of 8-10% per clock cycle, but the result seems to have excedeed their expectations as the reports show over 15% in performance increase over the Ryzen 2000 series, bringing the total to 32% over the Ryzen 1000 series. In short, that means we have single-core performance equivalent to what Intel now has on the market, or even better with 1-3 percent.
This performance is available in three processor models that have been revealed today.
First we have the Ryzen 7 3700X, a 8-core, 16-threaded, 3.6GHz base frequency, which can reach 4.6GHz in boost at just 65W TDP. The price for this processor will be just $330. Tested in the Cinebench R20, against a 9700K i7, AMD reports performance a third better.
Then we have the Ryzen 7 3800X, the equivalent of which was lacking in the previous generation. This processor also has 8 cores, 16 threads, and frequencies ranging from 3.9GHz to 4.5GHz, with a 105W TDP. The price for this model is $400. If you are curious, tested in PUBG, it has the same performance as a i9 9900K which comes at more than $500, something that does not say much, considering it is PUBG but nevertheless it is valid benchmark.
Finally, for those who want a truly monster of a processor, AMD has revealed Ryzen 9 3900X. It has 12 cores, 24 threads, a base frequency of 3.8GHz, 4.6GHz in boost, 70MB of cache, a TDP of 105W and the price is just $500. AMD compared it with the i9 9920X a $1000 CPU, in Blender, and the AMD processor is just better.
All these Ryzen 3000 series CPUs will be available on July 7, along with about 100 new motherboards, plus over 100 compatible motherboards already in place. AMD has also unveiled a partnership with Microsoft to develop new solutions, which may mean we'll get better support in Windows for the Ryzen 3000 processors and the inevitable Threadripper 3. In the coming months, we'll probably find out more about the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 Series.