AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen CPU Family With New AMD Threadripper CPUs Unveiled

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As promised, AMD has officially unveiled its third-generation AMD Ryzen CPUs and AMD Athlon APUs. The latest offerings from AMD claim to offer better performance compared to their predecessors and contemporaries. Plus, these CPUs are also optimized for liquid cooling systems with support for 280mm or greater AIO liquid cooling solutions.

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPU series
 

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPU series

The 3rd gen Ryzen family has chipsets starting from $199 and the price goes up to $749 for the flagship Ryzen 9 3950X. According to the benchmark numbers shared by AMD, the Ryzen 9 3950X can also handle 1080p gaming without a dedicated GPU.

This is also one of the first CPUs in the market to support PCIe 4.0 which offers higher bandwidth with up to 42 percent faster storage and 69 percent faster graphics performance compared to PCIe 3.0. Plus, the chipset is capable of supporting Superspeed USB and 10Gbps Ethernet.

The chipset comes with 16 cores and 32 threads with a boost clock speed of 4.7GHz. Besides, it offers a total cache (L2+L3) of 72MB with a TDP of 105W. The chipset outperforms the Intel Core i9-9900K and the Intel Core i9-9920X on synthetic benchmarks like Cinebench R20 with up to 79 percent better performance. Similarly, the CPU also has an upper hand on professional software like Adobe Premiere as well.

When it comes to power efficiency, the AMD's offering (3950X) offers up to 2.34x more performance per watt compared to the Intel Core i9-9920X. Ex: running Cinebench R20 nT benchmark the Intel Core i9-9920K consumes 304W, whereas the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X does the same job while consuming 173W.

The Ryzen 9 3950X also ships with an eco-mode that brings down the TDP 65W. This feature will be useful on compact form factor PCs and computers as the performance will not take a major hit even with reduced TDP. 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen chipsets will go on sale from November 25.

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X ($749)
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X ($499)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3800X ($399)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X ($329)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600X ($249)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 ($199)
AMD Athlon 3000G

AMD Athlon 3000G

The AMD Athlon 3000G is the latest affordable APU (CPU and GPU) for cost-conscious users. This is a dual-core four-thread processor with a frequency of 3.5GHz. The APU comes with an integrated Radeon Vega 3 GPU and has a TDP of 35W.

Compared to the Intel Pentium G5400 the Athlon 3000G offers up to 25 percent better performance on PCMark 10, offers an FPS of 140 and 150 on games like Rocket League and CS: Go, respectively at 720p. The same goes for the productivity software as well, as the chipset outperforms its closest competitor - the Intel Pentium G5400 in almost every software.

The chipset is also overclockable to 3.9GHz, which further improves the CPU performance. The AMD Athlon will go on sale from November 19th for $49.

3rd Gen AMD Threadripper
 

3rd Gen AMD Threadripper

The 3rd Gen AMD Threadripper is currently the flagship CPU from the company aimed at content creators. The Threadripper will be available in two variants. The base model - AMD Threadripper 3960X is a 24 core, 48 thread processor with a maximum clock speed of 4.5GHz with a total cache memory of 140MB.

The AMD Threadripper 3970X is a 32 core, 64 threads CPU with a maximum clock speed of 4.5GHz and an overall cache of 144MB. Both CPUs are based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture with support for the TRX40 platform and 88 PCIe 4.0. These chipsets are compatible with the sTRX socket for scalability.

As per the performance, the Threadripper 3960X and the Threadripper 3970X outperforms the Intel Core i9-9980XE on Chromium release 78 compile, Adobe Premier CC 2019, and Cinebench R20 nT by a huge margin.

The new AMD TRX40 platform offers a boast of new technologies like support for 48x General PCIe 4.0, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and support for quad-channel DDR4 memory-3200. It can handle up to 4x SATA connections with 6Gbps and is also capable of NVMe RAID.

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