AMD Announces Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs, RX5700 Navi GPUs, X570 Chipset with PCIe 4.0

AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs, RX5700 Navi GPUs, X570 Chipset with PCIe 4

AMD CEO Lisa Su took the stage at Computex this year and unveiled new third-generation Ryzen CPUs, EPYC Rome data center CPUs, RX 5000 series GPUs, and the X570 chipset that features PCIe 4.0. With the way AMD has priced its new products, we can only imagine how stressed Intel is right now. Without further ado, let’s dive straight into the specs, feature, and pricing for the newly announced AMD tech.

AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU

AMD has announced five new Ryzen 3rd generation consumer CPUs built on the Zen 2 architecture. All five will support PCIe 4.0 with the use of the new X570 chipsets, but will still make use of the AM4 Sockets, meaning they can still be installed on some older motherboards. The top end Ryzen 9 3900X offers a whopping 12 cores and 24 threads for just $499 (INR 35,000 approx.) which is about half of what Intel’s competing Core i9 9920X costs. This CPU gets a base frequency of 3.5GHz and a boost frequency of 4.6GHz. The rest of the CPUs, their specs, and launch prices are mentioned in the table below. All the new processors will be available for purchase starting July 7, 2019.

AMD CPU Cores Threads Base Freq Boost Freq L2 Cache L3 Cache TDP  Price
Ryzen 9 3900X 12 24 3.8 4.6 6 MB 64 MB 105W $499
Ryzen 7 3800X 8 16 3.9 4.5 4 MB 32 MB 105W $399
Ryzen 7 3700X 8 16 3.6 4.4 4 MB 32 MB 65W $329
Ryzen 5 3600X 6 12 3.8 4.4 3 MB 33 MB 95W $249
Ryzen 5 3600 6 12 3.6 4.2 3 MB 34 MB 65W $199


EPYC Rome processors for datacenters will be launched in Q3 of 2019. At the keynote, Lisa Su noted that these EPYC CPUs power the upcoming Frontier supercomputer along with Radeon Instinct Server Accelerators. Su also gave a demonstration of a second gen AMD EPYC Server platform where an NAMD Apo1 v2.12 benchmark test was run. In the test, the EPYC server scored twice as much as an Intel Xeon powered server.

AMD Radeon RX 5000 Navi GPUs

AMD Radeon Navi RX5000 GPU RDNA

At the keynote, AMD also announced that its first Navi graphics card will be the Radeon RX 5700. On an architectural level, the new GPS will offer 25 percent better performance per clock per core, along with 50 percent better power efficiency when compared to AMD’s current gen Vega architecture. The Navi cards will also be the first to get faster GDDR6 memory. Navi’s compute units are said to have been redesigned for better efficiency, and AMD calls this the Radeon DNA (RDNA) architecture.

AMD hasn’t exactly confirmed whether the new card will offer Ray Tracing equivalent tech but hasn’t denied it either. The new cards will launch in July, and more details regarding performance and pricing will be disclosed sometime around E3 next month.

AMD X570 Chipset

AMD also announced the new X570 chipset platform to best utilize the feature offered by the new 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs. These will still be AM4 socket motherboards, but will now support PCIe 4.0 and native USB 3.1 Gen2 ports. The new boards will also draw more power this time around. Where X470 chipsets drew 6W, the new X570 will require 11W to operate. Reportedly, 15W boards for enterprise customers will also be released with more PCIe lanes.

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