AMD announced its new Zen 2 CPUs and Navi GPUs at Computex 2019, revealing that they’ll run on AMD‘s new 7nm architecture. One of the other highlights was the announcement of the Ryzen 7 3900X CPU. The Ryzen 7 3900X, which will release on July 7, features 12 cores, boasts a clock speed of 4.6GHz, and runs on 105 watts. But most importantly, it will cost $499 — almost $700 less than its direct competitor, Intel‘s i9-9920X, which costs $1,199.
To provide proof of its superiority, AMD showed many comparisons with its competitors, and the Blender Benchmark gave AMD‘s CPU an 18% lead in performance versus the i9-9920X.
AMD also announced two other CPUs: the Ryzen 7 3700X for $329 and the Ryzen 7 3800X for $399. The 3700X is an 8-core with up to 4.4GHz of power that runs on 65 watts. When compared with Intel‘s i7-9700K, the Cinebench test measured the 3700X to be 33% faster. AMD claims its 3800X to be comparable with the Intel i9-9900K — it’s an 8-core CPU that runs on 3.8 GHz, up to 4.5GHz and 105 watts.
GPU-side, AMD compared its RX 5000- series with an Nvidia RTX 2070. Both GPUs were running the game Strange Brigade, and Scott Herkelman, Radeon general manager, said that the AMD GPU ran around 10% better than the competition.
During the conference, Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, noted that the PlayStation 5 would run on a custom setup of a Navi GPU and Zen 2 CPUs.
The Zen 2 CPUs and Navi GPUs are set to release in July, but their pricing will be revealed at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.
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