AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

What you need to know

  • AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Series processors are now on sale.
  • Options range from the £95 Ryzen 3 3200G up to the £480 Ryzen 9 3900X.
  • The processors are available at numerous UK-based outlets, including Amazon and Overclockers UK.

AMD's Ryzen 3000 Series processors are now officially available to order with prices starting at £95. These new processors are based on AMD's new Zen 2 7nm architecture, offering a sizable performance increase and reduced power draw over their predecessors, even competing against more pricey Intel offerings.

One of the big new features arriving with the new set of chips is support for PCIe 4.0, which unlocks incredibly fast speeds when paired with new SSDs that take advantage of it and motherboards with the new X570 chipset. This generation also marks the debut of the Ryzen 9 family, which is meant to compete with Intel's Core i9 series on raw performance. Other improvements found in Ryzen 3000 processors include:

  • Double floating point with a redesigned engine.
  • Double the amount of cache.
  • 15 percent IPC (instructions per-clock) uplift.
Ryzen 3 3200G Ryzen 5 3600 Ryzen 5 3600X Ryzen 7 3700X Ryzen 7 3800X Ryzen 9 3900X
Architecture Zen + Zen 2 Zen 2 Zen 2 Zen 2 Zen 2
Cores 4
4
6
12
6
12
8
16
8
16
12
24
Clock speed 3.6GHz
4.0GHz
3.6GHz
4.2GHz
3.8GHz
4.4GHz
3.6GHz
4.4GHz
3.9GHz
4.5GHz
4.6GHz
4.8GHz
Cache 6MB 35MB 35MB 36MB 36MB 70MB
TDP 65W 65W 95W 65W 105W 105W
Price £95 £189 £240 £320 £380 £480

The above links will take you to Amazon UK. Should you prefer to shop at Overclockers UK, the retailer also has Ryzen 3000 series processors listed for sale.

Best Value

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

If we were to recommend an AMD Ryzen 3000 processor for you to purchase, it would be the Ryzen 5 3600. It's the best value CPU from AMD, offering amazing levels of performance for the price, allowing you to play games and be productive.

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