AMD takes aim at NVidia and Intel with its release of Ryzen 3000 series processors


Semiconductor giant AMD is squaring up against Intel and NVidia with its recent release of its Ryzen 3000 series processors, released July 7, 2019

AMD launched their new Ryzen 3000 series processors together with its RX 5700 series graphics cards last July 7.

These processors and graphics cards are notable for having adopted the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) 7 nanometer manufacturing process.

The new Ryzen 3000 lineup offers eight new chips featuring Zen 2 architecture, PCIe Gen 4, and up to 12 cores.

Additionally, its Ryzen 3700X and 3800x processors were specifically developed and positioned to go toe to toe with Intel’s Core i7-9700K as well as its i9-9900K models.

It will be the first series of desktop CPUs that will spearhead a platform of up to 12 cores. AMD promises superior-quality fidelity and peak performance.

AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700X is priced at US$329, while its Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 9 3900X are priced at US$399 and US$499, respectively.

The Santa Clara-based multinational semiconductor giant is also slated to launch a new Ryzen 3000 series processor with 16-core, 72 megabyte cache configuration as well as 32-threads in September, priced at $749.

On the same date, AMD also launched two new GPUs, the Navi-based RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700, whose RDNA architecture is geared to support PCIe Gen 4 support and lightning-fast GDDR6 memory.

The Radeon RX 5700 AND 5700 XT GPUs look to be positioned to compete with NVidia’s GeForce RTX 2600 and RTX 2700.

Pricing for both models start at $399 and $349, respectively.


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