This year promises to be an explosive time of AMD. This world-leading hardware company is going to bring out tons of new, impressive “warriors” against their rivals.
Team Red – The Breakthrough Factor Of 2019?
Well, during these recent years, AMD has been reinventing itself and launching some of the best CPUs out there. But Team Red doesn’t seem to take any pauses soon.
Earlier this year at CES, AMD has surprised us all by announcing its Zen 2 architecture allowing users to lower the manufacturing process down to 7nm with better performance and efficiency.
Then, back at Computex 2019, AMD again intrigued tech lovers by unveiling its Ryzen 3rd Generation processors. Thanks to the shorter manufacturing process provided by Zen 2, these upcoming 12-core, 24-thread processors will please the mainstream market. The best thing? It’s only half the price of Intel’s 12-core HEDT chip.
And, for your information, in its press conference at E3 2019, Microsoft also revealed that Project Scarlett would also run on Zen 2 cores and AMD Navi graphics.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X – The Most Forward-Looking Processor Of The Year
The hardware market nowadays is incredibly saturated. Therefore, the upcoming Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 9 series will mark a significant turn. They will be fierce rivals to another competitive CPU manufacturer – Intel.
And how confident AMD is about their products?
“I cannot think of any reasons why others would purchase an Intel processor after we launch out these products.”stated AMD’s Travis Kirsch
What is Ryzen 9 3950X?
AMD finally unveiled its 16-core CPU in the Ryzen 9 lineup at AMD’s Next Horizon Gaming event. That’s the hottest news in the early of 2019. The latest Ryzen 9 3950X will be the final member of the AMD’s 3rd generation family. Still, there have been no other leaks since then.
However, at E3 2019, AMD team finally opened up and revealed leaks about their Ryzen 9 3950X. It’s a 16-core, 32-thread processor released for mainstream audiences. With such an impressive core number, this processor marks itself as the highest core-count chip ever aimed at the mainstream.
Leaked Specs On AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
Well, let’s see what we know about this AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X CPU.
You might wonder why we call this processor a beast. Well, not only does it rock 16 cores, but it also nails an astonishing 72MB of L3 cache as well as a 4.7-Hz boost clock. And do you know what the best thing is? It succeeds all the specs while remaining the low TDP of 105W.
Although we won’t know any real performance numbers until the 3950X comes to life, the specs sheet speaks for itself. Things even get more exciting as AMD also labeled their latest processor as the one having the “world-record Cinebench score.”
The 3000 series Vs. The 2000 ones
Compared to the 2000 series, the 3000 ones is much superior. Partly, it’s because of the 7nm manufacturing process. Products from the 2000 series mostly possessed a 12nm process.
Thanks to this, CPUs in AMD’s 3000 series will unquestionably surpass the extravagant i7 and i9 processors. Yes, whether it’s gaming, multi-tasking, or even content creating, these latest CPUs can outperform their formers.
Remember the memory latency issues with AMD’s 2000 series? AMD promises to fix this by replacing DDR4/2667 with DDR4/3600. Besides, according to AMD’s representatives, the 3000 series will be around 56% more power-efficient than i7 lines.
Although the latest series proves to outperform Intel products, the Blue Team is still leading when it comes to gaming. With that in mind, AMD has added extra cores to provide ultra-high game streaming on platforms, such as Twitch and YouTube.
Not only does the new 3000 series AMD processors own drastic performance improvements, but they can also work with all current AM4 motherboards effortlessly.
Release Date and Price
Well, now, you must be craving for the release day of the remnants of Ryzen 3rd Generation lineup and the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X. The rest of the 3rd Generation family will be available from July 7.
But not until September 2019 will the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X come out. Its price will be $749 (about £590 and AU$1,080). We couldn’t call that a great bargain, especially for a mainstream component. However, having its 16 cores, it will be the king in its market segment.
At that price, undoubtedly, it isn’t the most affordable choice for mainstream customers. For creatives and professionals who want a more reasonable alternative to a HEDT chip, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and the Ryzen 9 3950X will be the hot deal.
AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700XT
Another great news for AMD lover, this hardware giant has just come out with its first two of Navi cards for PC. They are the AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT. Belonging to the midrange, these graphics cards’ purpose is to bring down the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070.
And we finally got leaked specs of them in the AMD’s Next Horizon Gaming event at E3 2019. With its AMD Navi graphics processor (GPU) technology, these two are the gems.
Forgetting all the unknowns, what we do get are the specs.
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT offers 40 compute units along with 2,560 stream processors and a 1,905-MHz boost clock. Also, this GPU will provide an 8GB GDDR6 VRAM as well as a 14Gbps memory bandwidth. Finally, the package will also possess 64 render output units (ROPs) and 256 texture units.
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Sitting in the lower-segment, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 will come with 36 compute units as well as 2,304 stream processors and a 1,725-MHz boost clock. The same as the Radeon RX 5700 XT, RX 5700 will also possess 8GB of 14Gbps GDDR6 VRAM, ROPs, and texture units. Also, it runs on a 256-bit bus.
Recently, the Team Red has tested the Radeon RX 5700 XT on stage against the RTX 2070 – the best card of Nvidia in the mid-range segment. During the test in World War Z, Radeon RX 5700 XT raised the performance by about 10%. The overwhelming result of AMD Radeon RX 5700 against the RTX 2060 in Apex Legends also speaks for this product.
Release Date and Price
According to AMD, these GPUs will officially sit on the shelves on July 7. The price of the Radeon RX 5700 XT will be $449 (about £350, AU$650) while people will have to pay $379 (about £300, AU$550) for the RX 5700.
Please, also note that AMD is competing against the GPUs’ performance of the expensive Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2060. This makes the market even more competitive.
People have anticipated Navi cards for quite a long time, and finally, they can try this innovative graphics processing technology for themselves.
The appearance of AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT might make a significant threat to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070. Of course, the lack of ray tracing won’t be such a problem at that price point.
Having the ability to diminish the Turing cards of AMD, Team Red is distinguishing itself from others in the graphics card market. Not to mention the rumors of five upcoming AMD Navi graphics cards this year. If this comes true, AMD might even bring down the well-known GTX 1660 Ti. It would be a forward-looking battle.
However, keep it in mind that this new RDNA graphics architecture is only the first generation. If there is any similarity to the GCN, Team Red can even make steadier improvements soon.
AMD Zen 2
Well, we have to say that Zen 2 is on the game. As there is no other information we can find on the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation, Zen 2 raises lots of interests with what AMD stated.
Let’s see what this new 7nm CPU architecture can do.
What we need to know about Zen 2!
- What is Zen 2? It’s the new AMD’s 7nm CPU architecture.
- What is the release date? These chips will be hitting on the streets on July 7, 2019
- How much does it cost? $199 (about £160, AU$290)
Yes, as we all know, the AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation processors will come out on July 7. According to what the Team Red claimed, they will be the first chips ever that are consumer-ready processors using the 7nm Zen 2 architecture. However, their prices are incredibly affordable.
Also, AMD has pronounced the use of Zen 2 on its Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation. However, the release date of them remains a secret. Threadripper processors, as usual, will hit the market a few months after the release of the mainstream Ryzen chips.
Therefore, many predict that it could be out by November. Still, most cast doubts on this prediction. They say that the Threadripper 3rd Generation’s release might be postponed until 2020, which is pretty far from now.
Moreover, there is a high chance the final Zen 2 product will appear in the next-generation consoles. The confirmation of the appearance of Zen 2 in both the PS5 and the next Xbox has already proved that theory. However, all we have now is a vague rumor on the release date: “Holiday 2020.”
AMD Zen 2 price
At the moment, all we know is the price of some Zen 2 products, specifically the AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation parts. Yes, we understand you’re all craving for the price tag of all products. However, we could not get our hands on that yet!
On the bright side, the announced price tags mostly belong to the mid-range section. In other words, they’re fairly reasonable. They will be approximately the same as the prices of Ryzen 2nd Generation. See the full list of unveiled prices below:
|Products||Price ($)||Price (£)||Price (AU$)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 3900X||$499||£390||AU$720|
|AMD Ryzen 7 3800X||$399||£310||AU$580|
|AMD Ryzen 7 3700X||$329||£260||AU$480|
|AMD Ryzen 5 3600X||$249||£200||AU$360|
|AMD Ryzen 5 3600||$199||£160||AU$290|
Based on the prices above, many predict that the prices of Threadripper 3rd Generation will remain the same throughout all products in the last generation.
We’ve compiled a price list down below for you. Please, be noted that it’s under the prediction of many that you’ll witness a slight price increase, especially with all the rumors around them.
|Products||Price ($)||Price (£)||Price (AU$)|
|Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX||$1,799||£1,639||AU$2,679|
|Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX||$1,299||£1,159||AU$2,039|
|Ryzen Threadripper 2950X||$899||£809||AU$1,415|
|Ryzen Threadripper 2920X||$649||£583||AU$1,019|
We’re about to see the price bump in the next-generation consoles with the massive technology boost. Consoles-making giants Microsoft and Sony have announced all of the advanced technology integrated into their latest consoles’ generation.
Therefore, the price increase is undoubtedly under the prediction of many. However, nothing is sure yet! We’ll have to wait until the representatives reveal the final words.
AMD Zen 2 specs and performance
Thanks to the change to 7nm, users now will benefit from the increase of power efficiency. In AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation processors, you will witness a considerable decrease in power requirements.
As a result, the processors will produce less heat, provide better overclocking, and undoubted lower power bills. For instance, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X only requires a 65W TDP, which is insanely low for a processor with 8 cores and 16 threads.
Zen 2’s Core
Moving to core counts, Zen 2 offers much smaller chips containing the physical cores providing higher compatibility with other cores. However, AMD hasn’t applied this change on several products in the lineup. For instance, the Ryzen 7 processors will remain 8 cores.
However, if you pick up the 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X processor, or the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, you will receive many advantages from the change above. After all, it helps these processors break the world overclocking records.
Zen 2’s Performance
Besides the core counts, Zen 2 also provides a more efficient performance overall. Not only can we see evident clock speeds’ improvements (On on the Ryzen 9 3900X, the rate raises to 4.6GHz, and on the Ryzen 9 3950X, it can achieve 5GHz), but we can also point out a massive boost to the performance of IPC (instructions per clock).
It seems like AMD has extracted an extra IPC of 15% out of Zen 2 cores. Of course, it just what they claimed. The truth remains a secret until they’re actually out. However, if it comes true, the rumor of Ryzen processors being the best gaming processors and existing in all of the next-generation consoles would be evident.
Another interesting fact about Zen 2 is that they will all translate to the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3 processors. As these HEDT products offer up to 32 cores and 64 threads, an increase in core counts and power efficiency is anticipated. Thanks to this, there will be a fantastic performance boost for users. These improvements will be ideal for creatives and professionals.
Continuously coming out with innovative products, it seems like AMD is challenging its rivals. Indeed. The battle of AMD and Nvidia is becoming hotter than ever. It’s the same as the competition between Intel and AMD before.
You may wonder, “Who will win?” The answer remains unknown. It seems like we’ll just have to wait and figure out how AMD latest products work after July. However, if you have read down to here, be sure to leave your comments on the upcoming hardware battle below. Who will be the winner? Team-Red or Team-Blue?