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Thanks to Intel's impressive series of processors, AMD has ranked second in the global competition for CPU dominance for many years. However, all of this may change ...
If you, like us, like to be on the cutting edge of the latest technology releases, then you know that AMD's Ryzen 3000 chip is yet to come. There has been a lot of buzz around the new CPUs, because many people think they have the ability to capture the latest Intel products in terms of price and performance.
Back in January at CES, when AMD poked fun at the crowd with the underlying design concept of the Matisse 3000 chip, it caused a stir. They said that Ryzen 9, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 5 will be available to customers this summer, offering superior performance and price, respectively.
From CES, we have a wonderful Computex keynote speech, in which Dr. Lisa Su announced some important details about the new chip and its offering. The
Ryzen 9 3900x is one of the most highly anticipated CPUs, with 12 cores and an increased clock speed of 4.6GHz. Additionally, the new series will build on AMD's new Zen 2 chiplet-based microarchitecture, using TSMC's 7nm process. All new chips will be PCIE 4.0 compliant and at the same time the new x570 series of motherboards will be released. That said, the new 3000 chips use AMD AM4 sockets, which means they will be compatible with some older 300/400 series motherboards.
However, before we dive into more details about performance, let's briefly understand the AMD Ryzen 3000 storage situation and all the information we currently know about.
Since hearing about the new Ryzen chip, people have been patiently waiting for AMD to announce the official release date. Fortunately, the wait is over. AMD
CEO Dr. Su Lisha recently delivered a keynote speech at the Taipei International Computer Show, announcing that the new chip will be released to the public on July 7. This is a relatively important date because it deliberately symbolizes the new 7nm TSMC process used in these chips.
Although the release date is given, we still don't fully understand all the content that the new chip must provide. We hope to see announcements that will provide more data between now and July 7. But let's not dwell on things we don't know, we have a lot of information on the Ryzen 3000, so let's go straight.
Let us take a moment to discuss some of the specifications surrounding the new chip and what this means for you as a consumer.
First, let's remove the socket situation. Back in 2016, AMD introduced the motherboards and CPUs with AM4 sockets, and issued a statement stating that they will be fully committed to the AM4 platform by 2020. After news of their new 3000 chip leaked, consumers did not they were sure whether or not they would be loyal to that statement. However, AMD recently announced that all new chips will be built on the AM4 socket and will be compatible with older 300/400 series motherboards. This is good news for those who want to test new chips without completely updating their version.
Having said that, the newer chips have many features that cannot be run on old motherboards. PCIe 4.0 is the first compatibility issue that comes to mind. Still, if you want to see what the new chip has to offer without actually updating the entire build, it's good to know that they are compatible with those old boards.
Please refer to the table below for the breakdown of the new chip and some main specifications:
Since AMD has released similar types of processors, no one will be surprised for 8-core/16-thread processors. However, due to the new chiplet design, AMD can now accommodate 2 pieces of silicon on one chip. Very exciting, but what does this mean from a consumer's point of view?
In short, it basically means that AMD is now capable of making chips with more cores than before. This is very prominent on its 3900x CPU, which currently has 12 cores and 24 threads.
Since chips can now hold 2 pieces of silicon, they can basically hold twice as many cores as before, leading many people to believe that we will see the first batch of 16-core home processors in the near future. Another attractive feature of the
is the power consumption of the new chip. As you can see from the slide above, AMD's new Ryzen 9 flagship CPU requires much less power than its main competitor Intel 9920X. Besides
cores and power, another significant improvement is the cache. For example, Ryzen 9 has a total cache of 70MB, with 64MB for L3 and 6MB for L2 respectively. They are also PCIe 4.0 compliant for the first time, which means that ancillary hardware components can now produce better performance.
In general, everything we hear from the field of AMD sounds great, but it makes us believe that the new hardware will not be cheap. So let's stop wasting time and jump to approximate costs.
If a new APU series is not released, the new Ryzen version will not be complete. Fortunately, AMD did not disappoint. The
new 3200g and 3400g were announced at the latest "Next Horizon Gaming" event and streamed live on E3 to bring the crowd information about the latest latest APU (Accelerated Processing Unit). No detective is required to determine that the new APU is the successor to the popular 2200g and 2400g.
As can be seen from the table above, there is not much difference between the new series and the old generation APU.
exactly the same.
With that said, there are some subtle differences between old and new. IGPU (Integrated Graphics Processing Unit) is now 150Mhz faster in 3200g and 3400g, making it more powerful than the 9400.
AMD has published this benchmark FPS data in many different games, among which 3400g makes it some popular games run easily and 9400 is having trouble.
Overall, if the data is credible, the new APU series can completely destroy Intel's opportunity to sell the 9400. Especially considering that these processors can be tagged after release.
So by now you may be trying to figure out what the retail prices are for these CPUs and if you can afford them ... We asked the same question, but were pleasantly surprised by the published prices.
The following table shows the approximate prices of the new CPUs:
If you are like us, you will no doubt be impressed with these prices, especially when you start comparing them with currently available CPUs. Let's take 3900x as an example. The current retail price of
9900k is US $ 489, which is US $ 10 cheaper than the 3900x, however Dr. Lisa Su predicts that the performance of the 3900x on the multi-threaded benchmark is US $ 60 more. tall. If you want to trust this performance data, the profit margin they make is definitely a steal. Thanks to the 7nm process of Zen2 and TSMC, the performance of
is expected to reach the highest level ever. Just compare it to zen +, among many other technological advancements, IPC (instructions per cycle) has increased by 15%. The
's higher clock speed, more cores, higher L3 cache, and memory latency are areas that benefit greatly from the newly improved chip composition. This not only allowed them to make a big leap on the 2000 chip, but it even surpassed its main competitor Intel.
The above slide, taken from Computex, clearly shows the level difference between the new chip and the current flagship desktop chip. The 9900k is widely regarded as the most suitable CPU for gamers in today's market, and he considers the performance of the 3900X to be 60% higher than his own. It even surpasses 1% in single-threaded performance, which AMD has never seen before.
Additionally, in Dr. Su's keynote speech, the 8-core / 16-thread 3000 chip was compared to the 9900k, allowing participants to understand the performance of the chip. Dr. Su specifically noted that the chip is not operating at the final frequency, which makes us hope that when it launches on July 7, its production speed will be much faster than we had previously imagined. In addition to the
multi-threaded and single-threaded performance, the power consumption of the new chip is much lower than currently available comparable CPUs, 26% lower than the 9900K and other similar CPUs.
From a gaming point of view, AMD demonstrated the outstanding performance of the 3800X in the "internal" battle with the 2700x. The statistics we see show that the performance of a series of games has increased by 2025% on average, reaching 34% in League of Legends and CS: GO. This is primarily due to higher cache, higher latency, improved IPC, and other architectural enhancements.
One area that was not really discussed in Dr. Su's keynote is overclocking. Since the 2000 series can be overclocked so successfully, I originally thought that the new chip would overclock a lot. That said, nothing has been mentioned on this topic, we just have to wait for us to find out for ourselves.
Whether it is a new series of CPUs or the latest graphics products, new hardware components have brought a lot of trouble and speculation. The 3000 series is no exception.
We have introduced the fact that the new chip will be compatible with the old 300400 series motherboards. We have not yet introduced the new hardware that will be released with the 3000 series and what needs to be provided.
So let's take a look:
X570 is the latest generation of motherboards, it will accommodate all the new features and benefits that 3000 series chips can offer. Since the release of Ryzen 9, we have seen many different x570 surfaces and we expect to see up to 25 x570 in total. The
x570 chipset is equipped with 16 channels, of which 4 are used to connect to the CPU upstream and the other 12 are used for other devices such as GPUs. The
motherboard maker clearly expects the 3000 chip to hit Intel hard, because the retail price of the new x570 motherboard can be as high as $ 600 and it matches Intel's flagship product.
PCIe 4.0 is one of the largest functional realizations of the new chip, each with impressive speeds above 3.0.
We see SSD manufacturers advertise PCIe 4.0 options on Computex before the board is released, which shows the direction and enthusiasm created by these chips.
AMD’s other exciting new product in this area is the new Radeon 5700 XT GPU. These graphics cards are based on the 7nm Navi architecture and have impressive performance statistics, including 2,560 cores, 8GB GDDR6 VRAM and 9.75 TFLOP computing power.
was launched in late July, opening a new era of AMD's GPU. They will be sold at high prices, but they have not yet been announced or speculated. Another piece of good news about these new cards is that naturally the GPU markup will have a ripple effect, meaning we'll see more affordable cards across the board.
So as mentioned above you can use old 300/400 series motherboards with new 3rd gen Ryzen chips. However, you need to update your BIOS.
Updating your BIOS is a very simple task and requires you to contact your motherboard manufacturer.
For your motherboard, then check if you need to update the BIOS. The
Ryzen 3950x is the latest CPU released in the 3rd Gen Ryzen product line, completely breaking the previous benchmark world record. This thing is definitely a beast.
AMD announced the arrival of 3950x in the latest E3 game show and set the launch date for September this year. It will ship with an impressive 16 cores, 64MB L3 cache, and a 3.5GHz base clock speed. However, with turbo boost enabled, this will increase to 4.7GHz.
Prior to the 3950x release, 3900x was AMD's flagship desktop CPU for gamers and enthusiasts. It hasn't maintained the crown for a long time, but once it is launched on July 7, it will still be one of the most powerful CPUs. The
3900x will be packaged in a square Ryzen box, which is very similar to the second-generation box we are used to. It will have an impressive 12-core combination with 3.8Ghz base clock and 4.6GHz enhanced clock respectively. The
3800x is the next CPU in the series and will be available soon or soon. The 8-core/16 thread is currently running at a base frequency of 3.9GHz and a throttled clock speed of 4.5GHz. AMD has published some benchmark results comparing it with the 9700K, as shown below.
impressive statistics, considering Ryzen's leading position in the gaming field over the years.
3800x and 3700x will use the same packaging style, but separated by a cut to show which CPU is inside. The 3700x once again has 8 cores and 16 threads, and the operating frequency is 3.6GHz, which is increased to 4.4GHz. The
CPU benchmark released some interesting data, comparing the 3700x with 10 other CPUs.
As can be seen from the above figure, compared with 8700k, 3700x is much superior in CPU benchmark test.
to 3600x and below, we started discussing the CPU budget range. But don't be fooled by the price. Both the 3600x and 3600 have impressive comparative data. The packaging for the
3600x and 3600 has changed and now uses a more rectangular and less animated case. Perhaps to reflect the price tag? I'm not sure. Although I really like it.
In order to meet the specifications, 3600x has 6 cores and 12 threads, running speeds of 3.8GHZ and 4.4Ghz. It will be sold at a price of US$249, which we believe is excellent value for money, especially if the benchmark data can be trusted.
Finally, we come to the last CPU in the list. If you don't refer to the APU series, it is the most affordable, which will be introduced later. For me,
3600 is the most anticipated, because some benchmark data actually scores 3600 higher than 9900k. The
3600 ranks first in terms of single-threaded performance. Considering that it can be purchased for $199, it is actually quite impressive. The reading speed of the
watch is 3.6GHz, 4.2 GHz increase on 6 cores/12 threads.
Well, you already know, we have summarized everything we know about AMD 3000 and related technologies. If the rumors and data are true, we may see something I have never seen with my own eyes in my life, AMD beat Intel in the CPU competition.
I think we can only make an educational guess now, but these questions will be fully answered on July 7. Let the countdown begin.