AMD Ryzen

Best answer: The new AMD Ryzen 3000 processors are due to launch on July 7, 2019, but at the time of this writing aren't up for preorder yet. In the meantime you can still get the limited edition 50th Anniversary Edition Ryzen 7 2700X.

Anniversary special: Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition ($310 at Newegg)

7nm releasing on 7/7

It's almost poetic, but as announced at Computex 2019, AMD will be launching its new 7nm Ryzen 3000 processors based on the Zen 2 architecture on July 7, 2019.

The lineup has plenty to offer at launch, with two Ryzen 5 variants, two Ryzen 7s, and the introduction for the first time of the 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X.

The Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 chips will be 6-core and 8-core with 12 and 16 threads respectively. All are AM4 compliant, meaning that owners of current Ryzen processors will be able to upgrade without changing their motherboard if they wish.

Prices start at $199

AMD processors are traditionally very aggressively priced, and the third generation is no exception.

Here's how the various models stack up.

Ryzen 5 3600 Ryzen 5 3600X Ryzen 7 3700X Ryzen 7 3800X Ryzen 9 3900X
Architecture Zen 2 Zen 2 Zen 2 Zen 2 Zen 2
Cores 6
Clock speed 3.6GHz
Cache 35MB 35MB 36MB 36MB 70MB
TDP 65W 95W 65W 105W 105W
Price $199 $249 $329 $399 $499

Preorders aren't currently available, but we'd expect them to go up in the weeks leading up to the scheduled launch date.

Ryzen 9 3950x not arriving until September

Ryzen 9 3950x

At E3 2019, AMD announced its flagship Ryzen 9 3950X, with a whopping 16-cores and 32-threads. It's still an AM4 CPU like the rest of the Ryzen lineup, it has an amazingly low 105W TDP and an attractive price point of $749.

However, unlike the rest of the Ryzen 3000 family, the 3950X won't be available on July 7. Instead, you'll have to wait until September.

Anniversary edition Ryzen 7 2700X a sweetener for fans

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It's perhaps a little odd that right before announcing such a big new product, AMD would re-release its current Ryzen 7 in a special anniversary form, but that's exactly what happened. The Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition is here for the fans who must have everything.

The processor is the same spec wise as the regular 2700X, but comes bearing the signature of AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, as well as a bunch of free swag that includes a special edition T-shirt.

Considering the third-generation Ryzen 7 3700X will be priced the same as this, unless you're a die hard AMD fan you're probably best off waiting until the new chips arrive. If you simply can't wait, the Gold Edition is at least a nice touch until then.

For the fans

Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition

A neat package for AMD fans

This is a package for the fans, and if you've been thinking of getting a 2700X there are some nice keepsakes included with this version.