AMD Ryzen

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 (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 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
12
6
12
8
16
8
16
12
24
Clock speed 3.6GHz
4.2GHz
3.8GHz
4.4GHz
3.6GHz
4.4GHz
3.9GHz
4.5GHz
4.6GHz
4.8GHz
Cache 35MB 35MB 36MB 36MB 70MB
TDP 65W 95W 65W 105W 105W
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.

Need for speed

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series

AMD's latest batch of Ryzen processors are here, and they're expected to bring quite a performance bump over the previous generation wiht support for PCIe 4.0 to boot.

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