AMD unveils the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X, at half the price of Intel’s competing Core i9 9920X chipset


AMD CEO Lisa Su gave the Computex keynote in Taipei at this time, the primary time the corporate has been invited to take action (the occasion formally begins tomorrow). Throughout the presentation, AMD unveiled information about its chips and graphics processors that can enhance stress on rivals Intel and Nvidia, each by way of pricing and efficiency.


All new third-generation Ryzen CPUs, the primary with 7-nanometer desktop chips, will go on sale on July 7. The showstopper of Su’s keynote was the announcement of AMD’s 12-core, 24-thread Ryzen 9 3900x chip, the flagship of its third-generation Ryzen household. It would retail beginning at $499, half the worth of Intel’s competing Core i9 9920X chipset, which is priced at $1,189 and up.

The 3900x has 4.6 Ghz increase velocity and 70 MB of whole cache and makes use of 105 watts of thermal design energy (versus the i9 9920x’s 165 watts), making it extra environment friendly. AMD says that in a Blender demo towards Intel i9-9920x, the 3900x completed about 18 p.c extra shortly.

Beginning costs for different chips within the household are $199 for the 6-core, 12-thread 3600; $329 for the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 3700x (with 4.Four Ghz increase, 36 MB of whole cache and a 65 watt TDP); and $399 for the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 3800X (4.5 Ghz, 32MB cache, 105w).


AMD additionally revealed that its first Navi graphics processor models would be the Radeon RX 5000 sequence. Pricing is being carefully watched as a result of it could stress Nvidia to carry down costs on competing merchandise. AMD introduced that the GPUs shall be obtainable in July, however extra particulars, together with pricing, efficiency and new options, received’t be introduced till E3 subsequent month in Los Angeles.

Knowledge processors

AMD introduced that its EPYC Rome information middle processors, first demoed at CES in January, will launch subsequent quarter, one quarter sooner than beforehand anticipated, to compete with Intel’s Cascade Lake. AMD says that in a benchmark take a look at, EPYC Rome carried out twice as quick as Cascade Lake.


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