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AMD announces its 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPU and Radeon 5000 GPU lineups

At Computex 2019 today AMD announced its highly-anticipated next generations of CPUs and GPUs in a keynote, introducing the world to its upcoming 7nm Ryzen 3000 and Radeon 5000 series products, all slated to launch on July 7.

Based on the new Zen 2 architecture, the new Ryzen CPU line consists of five processors for now, that start their pricing at $199 and going up to $499. Here are the specifications of the CPUs AMD unveiled today, all releasing on July 7:

Model Cores/

Boost/Base Freq. (GHz)

Total Cache (MB) PCIe4.0 Lanes Price
Ryzen 9 3900X 12/24 105W 4.6/3.8 70 40 $499
Ryzen 7 3800X 8/16 105W 4.5/3.9 36 40 $399
Ryzen 7 3700X 8/16 65W 4.4/3.6 36 40 $329
Ryzen 5 3600X 6/12 95W 4.4/3.8 35 40 $249
Ryzen 5 3600 6/12 65W 4.2/3.6 35 40 $199

Bumping up the performance significantly, AMD says the new CPU line has 15% improved IPC (instructions per clock) over the Ryzen 2000 series, and boasts double the amount of cache as well as floating point performance.

Of course, these CPUs are using the same AM4 socket as previous Ryzen CPUs, so many existing motherboards will support the newer chips thanks to the socket's forward and backward compatibility. For those looking to upgrade, BIOS updates for older motherboards should now be rolling out with support for the Ryzen 3000 processors ahead of their July 7 release.

Moving on to the graphics department, AMD also spilled the first details of the Radeon RX 5700 today, the first GPU lineup from the company's RX 5000 Navi series based on the brand new Radeon DNA (RNDA) architecture. The new naming scheme is to celebrate the company's 50-year anniversary.

Utilizing the new architecture, AMD said its managed to improve performance-per-clock by up to 1.25x and performance-per-watt by up to 1.5x over the longstanding GCN generation of products. The new arrivals will feature GDDR6 memory as well as PCIe 4.0 interface support just like AMD's new CPUs. In a Strange Brigade benchmark, a Radeon RX 5700-series graphics card was shown to beat the performance of an Nvidia RTX 2070 by 10%.

AMD didn't detail today what models we can expect from the new RX 5700 line or their price points, although they are rumored to be very competitively priced. The company will be hosting an E3 stream on June 10 at 3pm PT that will shed more light on its graphics products before their launch in July.

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