Ryzen 3000 FTW: The King (Intel) Is Dead, Long Live The King (AMD)

AMD Ryzen 3000

The AMD Ryzen 3000 series was announced at Computex 2019 and I have to say that Intel had nothing special to offer in its defense. What Intel did reveal was the first 5 GHz mobile CPU. What that is great, people are looking for better performance across the board and not only the mobile segment. This is what AMD has promised at Computex 2019. AMD Ryzen 3000 is just one category, AMD is bringing new chips and products across the board.

AMD Ryzen 3000 And Other Products To Dominate In 2019

The AMD Ryzen 3000 series includes the top of the line Ryzen 9 model that comes with 12 cores and 24 threads. The major selling point of this CPU is that it is positioned as a mainstream CPU and costs less than $500. The Intel counterpart that offers similar specs is around $1100. So you see the value for money that AMD is offering.

Mainstream Consumer CPUs

The new AMD Ryzen chips are based on the 7nm process. The Intel CPUs that are currently available are based on the 14nm++ process and are pretty outdated. The upcoming CPUs from Intel are not expected to be based on the 10nm from what we have seen in the public roadmaps and the leaked ones.

AMD Ryzen 3000

Intel has been having issues with the 10nm process and these CPUs have been delayed time and time again. This has allowed AMD to catch up. A while back AMD announced the Threadripper CPUs with 16 cores and 32 threads. The pricing was very competitive and dealt a massive blow to Intel.

With the introduction of the 12 core and 24 thread variants, Intel is going to be dominated by AMD. Over time, AMD has gained a lot of market share and you can expect another great year for AMD. You can check out the details of the AMD Ryzen 3000 chips below:

Model Cores/ Threads Base Frequency Boost Frequency TDP Price
Ryzen 9 3900X 12C/24T 3.8GHz 4.6GHz 105W $499
Ryzen 7 3800X 8C/16T 3.9GHz 4.5GHz 105W $399
Ryzen 7 3700X 8C/16T 3.6GHz 4.4GHz 65W $329
Ryzen 5 3600X 6C/12T 3.8GHz 4.4GHz 95W $249
Ryzen 5 3600 6C/12T 3.6GHz 4.2GHz 65W $199

While we only have the official numbers and you should wait for the reviews to come out, it is safe to say that these new chips are going to be a major improvement over the original Ryzen chips. If you have older Intel chips then these Ryzen CPUs are going to be a major upgrade for you.

2nd Generation Of EPYC Rome In Data Centers

The 2nd generation of AMD EPYC Rome CPUs are going to be based on the 7nm process and feature the AMD Zen 2 core. AMD claims that these CPUs provide double the performance per socket and four times the floating point per socket as compared to the competition.

While these are official numbers AMD backed this up by mentioned that Microsoft Azure is using AMD hardware. We already know that Google Stadia is going to be powered by AMD so that is plenty of proof that AMD hardware is great value for money, not only for consumers but data centers as well.

AMD Navi Graphics Coming Later This Year

Not only is AMD working on a new CPU architecture but it has announced that the new AMD Navi graphics cards are going to release later this year as well. While the company did not talk much about these upcoming graphics cards, it did mention that the AMD Navi based Radeon RX 5700 will be 10% faster than the RTX 2070.

AMD Navi Graphics

This could be very impressive indeed provided that the price is right. We have no information regarding pricing right now but we might be able to learn more at E3 2019. We also know that there are going to be two versions of these cards. One is going to be a cut-down version while the other is going to be a more powerful one.

These upcoming cards are based on the 7nm process and are built from the ground up which means that they will not have the same issues as Vega. It will be interesting to see what kind of performance these cards are going to offer when they come out.

AMD Is Truely Everywhere

AMD Is Truely Everywhere

AMD Ryzen 3000 series is going to come to desktop and mobile in July. Google Stadia is going to be powered by AMD. Microsoft Azure is going to be powered by AMD. Microsoft is working with Sony on cloud gaming and AI so indirectly Sony is being powered by AMD as well. More directly, the upcoming PS5 is going to be powered by AMD just like the upcoming Xbox.

In short, AMD is being used in data centers, in laptops, in consoles and consumer desktops as well. So AMD is everywhere, just like the company likes to market it. The underdog has come a long way and I would just like to say the king is dead, long live the king!

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  1. Hi Talha,

    I am on a waiting list to get the AMD Ryzen 3700X, but the shop I patronize hasn’t a clue when they will get their shipment of the new CPUs.

    Can you shed some light on how long I might have to wait before the CPUs arrive in the local stores?

    1. The new CPUs should have been in stores by now. It is possible that the initial batch has been sold out. If that is indeed the case then you will have to wait for the second batch to come in. You could check some other store while you are at it.

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