AMD Announces Ryzen 3000 Series Desktop Processors With up to 12 Cores

Source: AMD AMD Announces Ryzen 3000 Series Desktop Processors With up to 12 Cores

Ryzen 7 3700X, Ryzen 7 3800X, and Ryzen 9 3900X Arriving July 7

The wait is finally over: we now have official details on AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series processors, and the specifications and pricing are very impressive.

During the Computex 2019 keynote address AMD CEO Lisa Su shared details of the company’s newest desktop CPUs, which feature AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 core architecture. Compared to the previous generation Zen 2 provides double the cache size, 2x floating point performance, and an impressive 15% uplift in IPC.

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The top of the 3rd-generation AMD Ryzen product stack will be the Ryzen 9, taking a cue from Intel’s Core i9 nomenclature, but eclipsing Core i9 and its 8 cores/16 threads with a 12 core/24 thread Ryzen 9 3900X CPU. This is what AMD is calling the “no compromise product” for desktop users, which is positioned to compete with Intel’s 12-core Core i9-9920X but at less than half of the cost.

The Ryzen 9 3900X will offer a base frequency of 3.8 GHz and boost clocks up to 4.6 GHz, and this performance fits within an impressive 105W TDP. Two 8-core Ryzen 7 processors were also announced: the Ryzen 7 3700X, a 65W CPU with 3.6 GHz base/4.4 GHz boost clocks, and Ryzen 7 3800X, a 105W CPU with higher 3.9 GHz base/4.5 boost clocks.

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Also announced were two 8-core Ryzen 7 processors: the Ryzen 7 3700X, a 65W CPU with 3.6 GHz base/4.4 GHz boost clocks, and Ryzen 7 3800X, a 105W CPU with higher 3.9 GHz base/4.5 boost clocks. The new Ryzen 3000 family also includes Ryzen 5 CPUs, with 6-core / 12-thread Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 5 3600 parts rounding out the product stack.

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Desktop Processors
Model Cores / Threads Base / Boost Unlocked L2 Cache L3 Cache Memory Spec TDP Price Launch Date
Ryzen 9 3900X 12 / 24 3.8 Ghz / 4.6 GHz Yes 6MB 64MB DDR4 3200 105W $499 7/7/2019
Ryzen 7 3800X 8 / 16 3.9 GHz / 4.5 GHz Yes 4MB 32MB DDR4 3200 105W $399 7/7/2019
Ryzen 7 3700X 8 / 16 3.6 GHz / 4.4 GHz Yes 4MB 32MB DDR4 3200 65W $329 7/7/2019
Ryzen 5 3600X 6 / 12 3.8 GHz / 4.4 GHz Yes 3MB 32MB DDR4 3200 95W $249 7/7/2019
Ryzen 5 3600 6 / 12 3.6 GHz / 4.2 GHz Yes 3MB 32MB DDR4 3200 65W $199 7/7/2019

All Ryzen 3000 series processors use the existing AM4 socket, support 3200 MHz DDR4 by default, and in addition to being the world’s first 7nm desktop processors they are also the first to support PCI Express 4.0, with 16 lanes available.

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"The new lineup of 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors introduces a new category of Ryzen 9 desktop processor with the flagship 12 core/24 thread Ryzen 9 3900X. The family is rounded out with 8 core Ryzen 7 models and 6 core Ryzen 5 models, and all 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors are supported by the world’s first PCIe 4.0 readiness."

Pricing is aggressive, ranging from $199 to $499 for the announced CPUs. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has a list price of $329, the Ryzen 7 3800X is priced at $399, and the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X is priced at $499 – by far the lowest price for a 12-core CPU to date. As to the Ryzen 5, of the two announced products pricing will be $249 for the Ryzen 5 3600X and $199 for the Ryzen 3600.

All of these announced Ryzen 3000 series processors will be available on July 7 (7/7, of course).

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3 Comments

  1. BigTed

    Looking forward to the reviews. I have an aging 4790k to replace and one of these 8/12/16 core parts should give me a nice uplift in Premier Pro rendering.

  2. Kendog52361

    While I’m interested in Ryzen 3 and X570, my concern is that I haven’t been able to find out whether the desktop models include any integrated graphics. Say what you will about Intel, but at least they openly include graphics in all but their top end models of CPUs. Do you guys know whether the new Ryzen CPUs and Chipsets include graphics?

    • Tim Verry

      Hmm im sure their will be zen 2 Ryzen 3000G parts but I cant recall AMD announcing them yet

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