At Computex 2019, AMD is celebrating its 50-year anniversary and has unveiled AMD Ryzen's 3rd Generation processors and Navi graphics cards.
AMD had the very first Computex keynote, which finally announced what we all knew: AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation processors. These chips, based on a 7nm Zen 2 manufacturing process, bring higher core values, faster clock speeds and more energy efficiency.
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- It is perhaps the best time to build a gaming PC
AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation starts with the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, with 8 cores and 16 threads, with a 4.4GHz boost and 36MB cache, with only a 65W TDP.
AMD took this Ryzen 7 3700X and competed against the Intel Core i7-9700K in Cinebench R20, where the Team Red chip scored 28% higher.
AMD then unveiled the Ryzen 7 3800X and laid it against the Core i9-9900K in Player Unknown Battlegrounds, where it performed almost identically. We have not received price information, but we are sure that the AMD chip is cheaper than the offer from Intel.
AMD finally unveiled the Ryzen 9 3900X, with 12 cores and 24 threads and a 4.6 GHz boost clock for the first time in the regular market. This chip, compared to the Intel Core i9-9920X in Blender, was 18% faster for half the price.
Plus, all of these chips have a 15% boost for IPC (instructions per clock).
These improved clock speeds and IPC performance promise better performance, not only for general computing, but can also take Intel ' s throne when it comes to the best gaming processors when AMD ' s benchmarks can be trusted. AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation processors will also be the first to support PCIe 4.0.
All these processors are available on July 7. And, you get $ 329 back for the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, $ 399 for the Ryzen 7 3800X and $ 499 for the Ryzen 9 3900X.
AMD Navi is also there
But AMD makes more than just processors and there are also new graphics cards. AMD has finally unveiled its Navi graphics cards, the Radeon RX 5000 family, led by the RX 5700 series, which will include Nvidia Turing in the middle area.
The AMD RX 5700 series will be launched in July and although we have not seen a specific model, we know that more information about Navi is available on E3 2019. We are sure that we will receive more specific prizes and release date information at the gigantic game show.
AMD Navi will compete against the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070. AMD showed a Strange Brigade benchmark run, where it not only defeated the RTX 2070, but also consistently remained above 100 fps.
We already knew that AMD Navi would power the PlayStation 5, but if the PS5 can compete with an RTX 2070, native 4K gaming can become the standard. This is because AMD, thanks to the smaller 7 nm RDNA architecture, can offer faster clock speeds without increasing power consumption.
This new RDNA architecture follows GCN or Graphics Core Next and offers up to 1.5x more performance per watt. The GPU shown by AMD CEO Lisa Su was extremely small, but it definitely looks like it is delivering some powerful performance – probably thanks to the new PCIe 4.0 compatibility, exclusive to AMD platforms.
These GPUs follow the first 7nm gaming graphics card, the Radeon VII, and while it is not that powerful (and probably not that expensive), the AMD Navi and the AMD Radeon RX 5700 line-up follow in the same footsteps.
However, please note that these benchmarks and performance declarations were managed by AMD, but we will certainly test these GPUs when they are released in July.
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