Back at CES 2019, AMD CEO, Lisa Su, previewed the 7nm next-gen Ryzen processors. The preview showed an 8core / 16 thread chip paired with a Radeon VII GPU running Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. But many were initially disappointed as we only saw the release of the Ryzen 3000 series for laptops which is still based on the Zen+ architecture. Today, AMD has finally revealed their latest CPUs based on the Zen 2 Architecture on a 7nm process. The Ryzen 3000 series uses the same AM4 socket like its predecessors. The new Zen 2 family of processors are the first to use PCIE 4.0 for CPUs.
First to be unveiled is the Ryzen 7 3700X with 8c/16t, 3.6Ghz base clock with a boost clock of 4.4GHz boost, all in a 65w TDP package. Benched against the Intel Core i7 9700k, the 3700X is 33% faster in Cinebench R20 Multi-threaded benchmark.
Next up in the Ryzen 7 Family is the Ryzen 7 3800X with the same 8c/16t setup, 36mb cache, and a 105-watts TDP. The Ryzen 7 3800X is aimed to compete against the Intel Core i9 9900k with similar performance. AMD also demoed the PCIE 4.0 using the 3D Mark PCIe Feature Test with the Ryzen 7 3800X + RX 5700 against the i9 9900k + RTX 2080 Ti.
To close off the keynote, Lisa Su announced a new family of Ryzen 9 processors with the debut of the Ryzen 9 3900X sporting 12cores/24threads, 3.8Ghz base clock with boost speeds up to 4.6Ghz and 70MB cache all in a 105W TDP.
The Ryzen 7 3700X and 3800X retails for $329 and $399, respectively. While the new Ryzen 9 3900X retails for $499. The new Zen 2 processors will be available starting July 7, 2019. The upcoming Radeon RX 5700 Navi GPU was also discussed in the CEO keynote, learn more here.