AMD Ryzen 3000 may turn out to be the most coercive CPUs ever on the AMD side of things.
As you may know, AMD has a wide range of processors on the way, with a release date scheduled for July 2019. AMD Ryzen 3000, based on the Zen 2 architecture of 7nm.
AMD Ryzen 3000 – Processors, which increasingly promise to send Intel to second place in the market!
After all, the new CPU range is expected to bring dramatic improvements over the current Ryzen 2000.
This, according to all the leaks and rumors that have reached the Internet.
So, as we’re getting closer to official revelation, that’s all you need to know about AMD processors.
According to the latest information, AMD will launch ten new Ryzen 3000 processors. Repeating the lines Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7, but also adding a new range, Ryzen 9, which should rival directly with the very recent Intel Core i9, in the traditional consumer market.
Undoubtedly, it should be quite interesting, to see the next top of the range AMD with 16 cores and the new Zen 2 architecture of 7nm, against the best that Intel has to offer. But first, let’s go to the latest details!
Unlike Intel, which just launched the Core i9-9900K, AMD is planning two processors for the Ryzen 9 range: The Ryzen 9 3850X and Ryzen 3800X.
Both processors will have the same 16 cores and 32 threads. However, the 3850X will have the base frequency of 4.3GHz, and the 5.1GHz ‘Boost’ (135W of TDP). While the 3800X will have the base frequency of 3.9GHz and the ‘Boost’ of 4.7GHz (125W of TDP).
In the AMD Ryzen 7 range, the company is planning to launch two processors, the Ryzen 7 3700X and 3700. This, in a repeat of the recipe for success ‘X’ and ‘Non-X,’ where only frequencies and TDP change.
That said, the Ryzen 7 3700X will have 12 cores and 24 threads, with the base frequency of 4.2GHz and the Boost of 5.0GHz. (105W of TDP) On the other hand, the Ryzen 7 3700, will have a base frequency a little lower in the 3.8GHz, counting still with a Boost of 4.6GHz. (95W of TDP)
It will be curious, to see if AMD will continue with its pricing strategy, offering the Ryzen 7 3700 at a price similar to the current top-of-the-range Ryzen 7 2700.
Then we have the midrange, which will leave the six cores behind, now reaching the market with eight cores and 16 threads.
Well, the Ryzen 5 3600X will have the base frequency of 4.0GHz, achieving reach the 4.8GHz in ‘Boost. (95W of TDP)
Already the Ryzen 5 3600, will have the base frequency of 3.6GHz, arriving only at 4.4GHz in ‘Boost.’ (65W of TDP)
Finally, we have the lowest range, Ryzen 3, which should compete with the Intel Core i3.
Here, AMD will leave the quad-core in the drawer, betting only the hexacore, up, with the Ryzen 3 3300X that will rely on the base frequency of 3.5GHz, reaching the 4.3GHz in ‘Boost.’ And later, the Ryzen 3 3300, with the base frequency of 3.2GHz and ‘Boost’ of 4.0GHz.
In a presentation to investors, AMD has just confirmed that third-generation Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper processors will be launched later this year, most likely in the summer.
The AMD Ryzen and AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors have completely different markets. While Ryzen CPUs are designed for the traditional consumer market (AM4), the Ryzen Threadripper is designed for the most demanding enthusiast and consumers who need real, uncompromised performance.
However, both processor families are based on the Zen 2 architecture, which in turn uses the unique 7nm production process from TSMC.
That said, AMD re-stated that its new offer will hit the market in early July.
AMD has made many changes at the architectural level, where we can now find a completely redesigned execution pipeline, significant advances in floating point calculations as well a substantial increase in bandwidth.
But perhaps more important than all this will have a doubling of the number of cores and threads! The new top-of-the-line processor should have 16 cores and an impressive 32 threads.
Improvements to the new architecture ‘Zen 2.’
- Enhanced Execution Pipeline
- Improved performance of floating-point calculations
- Duplicate core density
- Improved efficiency
- Improved branch prediction
- Optimized instruction cache
- Larger cache
- Higher bandwidth
Similarly, the Zen 2 architecture also brings many improvements in security. It is so solidifying the corrections made against the Specter and Meltdown vulnerabilities that gave so much to speak in 2018.
Architecture and Performance
As you may have guessed, the Ryzen 3000 processors will be based on the Zen 2 architecture, the successor to the very popular Zen and Zen +, used in the first generation of processors.
It’s a generational leap, which represents an authentic redesign of the CPUs, as well as a shrinkage of specific components!
Yes, you read well, certain components… Because, to avoid what is happening with the 10nm of Intel, AMD has decided to adopt a new production design, ‘Chiplets’.
The idea is to join the ‘Zen 2’ cores from 7nm to a 14nm I/O processor, thus giving processing cores direct memory access.
Something that should increase performance and decrease latency.
This design was mentioned in the presentation of the CPU for Epyc ‘Rome’ servers, and that in turn was confirmed by the leak of AdoredTV, last December. Curiously, this same video mentioned that the Quad-Cores processors would disappear from the Ryzen processor range, which the new ‘Leaks’ confirm.
If this is all true, the new Zen 2 architecture will bring massive improvements, compared to the ‘old’ Zen and Zen + architectures.
Not to mention, we will finally receive processors with 16 processing cores and a vast 32 threads. All this, in a ‘package’ with the same TDP and higher frequencies!
Of course, we still do not know if AMD will be able to defeat Intel in the IPC, namely in games. Who undeniably still prefer quality, rather than quantity.
However, given the improvements that AMD made with the Ryzen 2000, and improvements in the IPC that are leaked on the Internet about the new processors. It is very likely that the difference will now be residual. And that overwhelming number of cores put Intel in the pocket of AMD.