AMD unveils its new third-generation Ryzen custom 7nm processors

    While Intel with a serious expression on its face presents to consumers an overclocked 9900K at 14 nm under the guise of a new processor, AMD is showing real innovations for the user segment. So, two days ago, at the Computex exhibition, the new Ryzen processors of the three thousandth series were presented to the public .

    Unlike competitors in the workshop, who are bashfully chewing glue and are still trying to squeeze out all the juices from the technology based on 14 nm, which is reflected in the "revolutionary" increase in 300 MHz frequency per core, AMD "paces" extremely broadly. Here is a short list of delicious new products that consumers will receive with the new three thousandth Ryzen based on Zen 2:

    • 7 nm;
    • PCI-e 4.0;
    • new chipset X570;
    • backward compatibility with old AM4 motherboards;
    • two "cold" processors with a TDP of 65 watts for lovers of silence;
    • extremely adequate cost.

    And all this is on sale already from 07/07/2019. Now let's talk in more detail.

    Somehow it happened historically that we are used to looking at AMD as the eternal “catching up” Intel company. AMD processors have always been famous for their monstrous temperature conditions, which even became at some point a meme . However, AMD’s presentation this weekend showed that Intel’s position has been seriously shaken and AMD is ready to take the lead in the market for consumer desktop processors.

    During the presentation, five new Ryzen processors of the three thousandth series were presented to the public: Ryzen 3600, Ryzen 3600X, Ryzen 3700, Ryzen 3800X and the company's new flagship - Ryzen 3900X.

    Of the most important, it is worth noting the 7 nm manufacturing process (Intel still has 14 nm in use), the new Zen 2 architecture, which was previously actively used only for server "stones", as well as PCI-e 4.0 support on the new X570 chipset.

    Here is a brief description of the characteristics of the new line of processors from AMD:

    The frequencies of the new "stones" from AMD range from 3.6 to 3.9 GHz in the stock state to 4.2-4.6 GHz in boost mode. The minimum number of cores is 6, the Ryzen 3900X flagship has all 12 on board.

    It is also important that one of the “average” models - the Ryzen 3700X has a TDP of 65 W, which is quite comparable in terms of heat dissipation with the rival desktop processors. Thus, fans of the silence and lazy operation of the cooling system received an acceptable processor from AMD.

    Of most interest is, of course, the company's new flagship - Ryzen 3900X. This 12-core processor with a TDP of 105 watts is called a direct competitor to one of Intel's top consumer processors. This is not about the i9-9900K, as some might think, but about the gaming processor from the Extreme line - i9-9920X. The competitor to the “top-end” i9-9900K is the top-end Ryzen 3800X. It is important to note that the recommended retail price for the i9-9900K starts at $ 489-499 per product, when AMD plans to sell its Ryzen 3800X for $ 399.

    The cost of the Ryzen 3900X will be comparable to that for the i9-9900K: the new AMD flagship will sell for $ 499. However, the Ryzen 3900X is positioned as a direct competitor to the i9-9920X, whose recommended retail price, according toon the official Intel website , starts at $ 1,199.

    That is, a new processor comparable in performance and using more modern technologies from AMD will be almost 2.5 times cheaper than its direct competitor. At the same time, the CEO of AMD, Dr. Lisa Su, directly from the stage presented the performance of the Ryzen 3900X 14% higher in single-threaded mode and 6% in multi-threaded mode.

    Surprisingly, even the TDP parameter for the Ryzen 3900X is declared 60 W lower, and knowing Intel’s manipulations with this indicator (Intel TDP always indicates for the “base” mode without Turbo, that is, the actual heat dissipation of the processor can be twice as high), the new processor from AMD "Tears" a competitor even on this indicator.

    The cherry on the cake of the AMD presentation was the humane attitude towards consumers and the backward compatibility of the new Ryzen with old motherboards of the AM4 socket. Of course, to fully work and unleash the full potential of new AMD products, you will need a motherboard with the new X570 chipset, but the ability to buy a new “stone” and insert it into an existing motherboard - thereby avoiding the need for large one-time expenses to upgrade the platform - is great. In the case of Intel's LGA 1151v2, everything turned out not so beautiful.

    And it seems that Intel tried to “wave” AMD from the presentation of its tenth generation of Ice Lake processors with a step of 10 nm, but there are as many as three big “buts”. First: AMD showed desktop user processors at 7 nm. Second: Intel's Ice Lake generation processors presented are low-powerIntel Atom for netbook processors for mobile devices with a TDP of 7-15 watts and corresponding performance. And the third: these processors will go on sale only by the end of the year, when the new Ryzen ships already on July 7. So there is nothing to cover Intel.

    If in the coming year Intel does not offer something fundamentally new in order to rehabilitate itself, even inveterate Intel fanboys will begin to consider the option of switching to competitor processors, which six to seven years ago, except contemptuously "roasting pan for beggars" and "electric waffle irons" not called.

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