AMD’s Chiplet Design Is The New Ryzen Star
AMD Is Back In The Saddle Again
Not content to release only a 7nm GPU, 7/7 also saw the arrival of AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 CPUs with the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X being the most reviewed as the Ryzen 9 3950X will not be available until September. The reviews show that AMD has reclaimed a spot in the market that they held for a very long time, a little less performance at a significantly lower price. You saw in Sebastian’s initial look that at $500, including the Wraith Prism LED Cooler the 3900X is a brilliant value; so much so stores can’t keep up with demand.
The Tech Report’s findings were similar, with the the two chips falling behind Intel’s gaming performance but not so much that they saw inconsistent, spiky frame-time plots when benchmarking games. When it comes to productivity software and applications which are deft at handling multithreaded computation then these two new chips surpass the i9-9900K which sells for a similar price.
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Now, AMD is taking a step rarely seen in the history of CPUs: it’s migrating to a next-generation semiconductor fabrication process ahead of arch-rival Intel. With TSMC’s 7-nm foundries at its disposal, AMD has used this genuine, Moore’s Law-compliant advance in transistor density and performance to introduce a family of processors powered by its Zen 2 architecture.