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When can you buy the new AMD Ryzen 3000 processors?

When can you buy the new AMD Ryzen 3000 processors?

Best answer: The new AMD Ryzen 3000 processors are on sale as of July 7, 2019, though the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X won't be available until September.Go red team: Ryzen 3000 series (opens in new tab) (From $200 at Amazon)

7nm releasing on 7/7

It's almost poetic, but as announced at Computex 2019, AMD has launched 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. There are new motherboards though launching at the same time with the X570 chipset supporting the new PCIe 4.0 standard.

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 3600Ryzen 5 3600XRyzen 7 3700XRyzen 7 3800XRyzen 9 3900X
ArchitectureZen 2Zen 2Zen 2Zen 2Zen 2
Cores6
12
6
12
8
16
8
16
12
24
Clock speed3.6GHz
4.2GHz
3.8GHz
4.4GHz
3.6GHz
4.4GHz
3.9GHz
4.5GHz
4.6GHz
4.8GHz
Cache35MB35MB36MB36MB70MB
TDP65W95W65W105W105W
Price$199$249$329$399$499

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.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.