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AMD announces 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs

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The newest line of AMD CPUs have finally been announced, gamers rejoice! The new 7nm CPU SKUs will make up the initial offerings of the third generation of Ryzen, offering increased clock speeds and improved performance. AMD will release three products in the initial lineup, the AMD Ryzen 3700X, the Ryzen 3800X and the Ryzen 3900X.

The 3700X will be offered at $329. This 8-core/16 thread CPU will clock in at 3.6Ghz with a turbo-boost of 4.4Ghz. Expect a TDP of 65W.

The 3800X will be offered at $399. This 8-core/16 thread CPU will clock in at 3.9Ghz with a turbo-boost of 4.5Ghz. Expect a TDP of 105W. (This is the main offering targeted at high-end gaming in the product line.)

The 3900X will be offered at $499. This 12-core/24 thread CPU will clock in at 3.8Ghz with a turbo-boost of 4.6Ghz. Expect a TDP of 105W.

AMD compared the top end of the line to the i9-9920X, saying that the 3900X offers a roughly 15% performance increase over the $1,200 Skylake package. If this is true, that’s just nuts. The 14nm chip from Intel is only a few months old, and offering significantly better speed in a more efficient package at less than half the price is pretty great for AMD. WE’ll have to wait for benchmarks to see whether this claim proves true though.

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The next generation of  Ryzen 7nm CPUs will officially release on July 7th.

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