Early this morning, or I suppose late yesterday in other parts of the world, AMD finally revealed all its new CPU lineup as well as the first GPU’s with its new RDNA architecture. So we have quite a lot to discuss today. But let’s start with specifications, and I’ll not wait till the end to tell you that there is, in fact, a 16-core 32-threads CPU in there. You probably already know about the reaveal of the 12-core model and now we have a 16-core. But here is the lineup:
– Ryzen 9 3950X – 16 cores, 32 threads, 3.5 GHz base clock with 4,7 GHz boost clock. 64 MB L3 cache for a total of 72 MB of total cache (with 16×512 KB L2 caches). The TDP is 105 W. Price – $749 and will be available in September.
– Ryzen 9 3900X – 12 cores, 24 threads, 3,8 GHz base clock with 4,6 GHz boost clock. Again, 64 MB L3 cache for total of 70 MB. The TDP is again 105 W with price of $499. It, and all processors below will be available on 7 July.
– Ryzen 7 3800X – the more traditional 8 cores, 16 threads with 3.9 GHz base clock and 4,5 GHz boost clock. This time the L3 cache size is 32 MB, presumably because only one chiplet is used, and that drives the total cache amount to 36 MB. The TDP stays at 105 W, but the price is now $399.
– Ryzen 7 3700X – this model has identical core and cache configuration to 3800X. The difference is the clock speed, 3,6 GHz base clock with 4,4 GHz boost clock, the TDP – 65 W and of course the price – $329.
One thing that should be noted is that all of the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 processors come with Wraith Prism RGB cooler, that is quite visually impressive and efficient.
– Ryzen 5 3600X – it has 6 cores and 12 threads with 3,8 GHz base and 4,4 GHz boost clock speed. The cache configuration is the same as in Ryzen 7 with just the total amount down to 35 MB, because of the 2 less cores. The TDP is 95 W and the model comes with Wraith Spire CPU cooler. The price is – $249.
All of the above processors support Precision Boost Overdrive, AMD’s automatic overclocking functionality in the presence of a good cooler and mother boards.
– Ryzen 5 3600 – same is 3600X, but with lower clocks (3.6 base /4.2 GHz boost), no PBO, 65 W TDP, and only Wraith Stealth cooler. But he price is nice – $199.
The last 2 processors are not based on the new Zen 2 architecture and don’t use the 7 nm. TSMC process, but are just a refresh of the Raven Ridge APU family, that now incorporates Zen+ architecture and uses 12 nm Global Foundries tech process.
– Ryzen 5 3400G – it has 4 cores, 8 threads, 4 MB L3 cache for a total of 6 MB and has Vega 11 integrated graphics processor with 11 compute units. The base clock speed is 3,7 GHz, just a 100 MHz more than the older 2400G, but the boost clock is now 4,2 GHz. The iGPU clock is 1400 MHz. The chip supports PBO, comes with Wraith Spire, a welcome addition against the older 2400G, and has 65 W TPD. The price is $149.
– Ryzen 3 3200G – the last member of the Ryzen family has again 4 cores, but this time SMT technology is disabled, leaving it with 4 threads, and the iGPU is Vega 8 with 8 compute units. The clocks are 3,6 GHz base, 4 GHz boost, and 1250 MHz on the integrated graphics core. TDP is still 65 W, comes with Wraith Stealth cooler and is prices at just $99.