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AMD bringing 12-core processors to the mainstream and much more (Latest version)

today AMD started Computex 2019 by leading the brand's official opening tasks for the first time. Just in time for its 50th birthday, AMD announced significant leaps for both its Radeon and Ryzen product families.

AMD Ryzen 3000 makes the jump up to 7 nm

As promised, AMD has now fully taken the veil from its 7nm CPUs. The new slides are based on the Zen 2 architecture while still retaining support for older AM4 motherboards. However, if you have a newer X570 motherboard, you will get the benefit of PCIe 4.0 support.

At the AMD chairman and chief executive officer, Dr. Lisa Su highlighted several points of view for the new 3000 series:

  • 2x drive point, which must lead faster in creative workload
  • 2x cabinet size, reduced delay means better performance, especially for gambling
  • 15% IPC cancellation, which means greater performance in all applications

As you would expect, the Ryzen 3000 series has a variety of different chip models in the Ryzen 5, 7 and 9 families. The most exciting of these is easily the Ryzen 9 3900x, the first mainstream 12-core processor.

The Ryzen 9 3900x has a 4.6GHz clock rate with a 3.8GHz base clock and packs 70MB of cache. On stage, the chip was pitted against the i9-9920X. AMD's chip apparently offered much comparable performance, although it cost far less than the $ 1,199 Core i9 processor.

The rest of the family is also very impressive, which you can see in the chart below:

Ryzen 5 3600 Ryzen 5 3600x Ryzen 7 3700x Ryzen 7 3800x Ryzen 9 3900x
clock Speed 4.2 GHz boost, 3.6 GHz base 4.4 GHz boost, 3.8 GHz base 4.4 GHZ boost, 3.6 GHz base 4.5GHz boost, 3.9 GHz boost 4.6GHz boost, 3.8GHz base
cores 6 6 8 8 12
cupboard 35mb 35mb 36MB 36MB 70MB
TDP 65 W 95w 65 W 105W 105W
price $ 199 $ 249 $ 329 $ 399 $ 499

The Ryzen 3000 family looks like a big step forward and one that makes us wonder if Intel should at least be a little scared, despite the latter's status as king of the CPU market. What's even more impressive is the price tags for the new AMD chips, with the highest end chip amounting to just $ 499 – quite an aggressive price for a 12-core 7nm chip.

The latest Ryzen processors will arrive on July 7, so if you are thinking of building a new gaming computer, you might want to wait a little longer.

AMD Radeon RX5000 series announced, powered by Navi

Computex 2019 AMD keynote

While AMD's Ryzen announcement made us the most official, the new Radeon RX5000 range is also worth excitement. As expected, The new range is based on the 7nm Navi architecture and has a new dice engine called Radeon DNA.

The RX5700 will be the first graphics card in the new series, which of course turns on PCIe Gen 4 and is designed to compete with NVIDIA's 2070. On stage, AMD turned off the GPU by testing both the Strange Brigade game. According to the tests, the RX5700 performed about 10 percent better. Of course, tests like this are done in ideal conditions, so the jury is still on exactly how well it works daily. Yet there is reason to be excited about AMD Radeon's future.

The Radeon RX5700 has to be sold somewhere in July, although the price is still unknown. AMD has promised to tell more about it at E3, so we need more details pretty soon.