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Smart Access Memory Now Enabled For Ryzen 3000 CPUs!

Smart Access Memory Now Enabled For Ryzen 3000 CPUs!

AMD just enabled Smart Access Memory for select Ryzen 3000 desktop processors!

Find out what Smart Access Memory does, and how to enable it for a FREE boost in performance!

 

Smart Access Memory Now Enabled For Ryzen 3000 CPUs!

When AMD launched the Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card, they also mentioned that Smart Access Memory is now enabled for Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, except :

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3200G

This would give those older processors a small but FREE boost in performance, when paired with Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards and AMD 500 series motherboards.

To enable Smart Access Memory for your Ryzen 3000 / 5000 series PC, please follow the steps! 

Unfortunately, AMD has not enabled Smart Access Memory for Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards, or AMD 400 series motherboards yet.

Recommended : AMD Smart Access Memory (Resizable BAR) Guide

 

Smart Access Memory : How Does It Boost Ryzen 3000 Performance?

Smart Access Memory is AMD’s marketing term for their implementation of the PCI Express Resizable BAR (Base Address Registers) capability.

What does that mean exactly?

CPUs are traditionally limited to a 256 MB I/O memory address region for the GPU frame buffer. This of it as an “data dump” for stuff like textures, shaders and geometry.

Since this “data dump” is limited to 256 MB, the CPU can only send texture, shader and geometry data as and when the GPU requires them.

This introduces some latency – delay from when the GPU requires the data, and the CPU send them.

Turning on Resizable BAR or Smart Access Memory greatly expands the size of that data dump, letting the CPU directly access the GPU’s entire frame buffer memory.

Instead of transferring data when requested by the GPU, the CPU processes and stores the data directly in the graphics memory.

Graphics assets can be transferred to graphics memory in full, instead of in pieces. In addition, multiple transfers can occur simultaneously, instead of being queued up.

While this AMD graphic above suggests that Smart Access Memory will widen the memory path (and thus memory bandwidth) between the CPU and GPU, that is not true.

Smart Access Memory / Resizable BAR will not increase memory bandwidth.

What it does is let the CPU directly access the entire GPU frame buffer memory, instead of using the usual 256 MB “dump”. That reduces latency because the graphics assets are now accessible by the GPU at all times.

 

Smart Access Memory For Ryzen 3000 : Requirements

This is what you currently require to enable AMD Smart Access Memory for Ryzen 3000 desktop processors :

Hardware

Software

  • AMD Radeon Software Driver 20.11.2 or newer
  • Latest Motherboard BIOS (AMD AGESA 1.1.0.0 or newer)

AMD currently recommends these X570 motherboards, because they have updated BIOS available :

 

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2021 HP OMEN 25L Gaming Desktop Revealed!

HP just revealed the 2021 HP OMEN 25L gaming desktop, powered by AMD and NVIDIA! Here are the details…

 

2021 HP OMEN 25L Gaming Desktop Revealed!

The 2021 HP OMEN 25L gaming desktop packages the latest AMD Ryzen processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphics in a slim, minimalistic design that will fit right into any modern home.

On top of using branded gaming components, it is also designed to be easily upgradable, and software-customisable via the OMEN Command Center.

Performance

The 2021 HP OMEN 25L gaming desktop is built around the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 9 or Ryzen 7 processor, paired with up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card.

All that is kept cool by Cooler Master cooling solutions – you can opt for a 92 mm round air cooler, or a 120 mm liquid cooled radiator.

It also features redesigned elevating 15 mm legs, and a new raised graphics slot, to improve system air intake.

Memory + Storage

HP offers up to 32 GB (64 GB in some countries) of Intel XMP-certified HyperX DDR4 memory, with and without RGB lighting.

You can equip it with up to a 2 TB WD Black PCIe TLC SSD, with up to two additional 2 TB hard disk drives for maximum storage capacity.

Connectivity

The HP OMEN 25L comes with both Gigabit LAN wired connectivity, as well as WiFi-6 wireless connectivity through its built-in AX 2×2 card.

DTS Headphone: X Technology

The HP OMEN 25L supports DTS Headphone: X technology, which gives you spatially-accurate 3D sound through any headphones or earbuds.

Micro-ATX Upgradability

The galvanised steel chassis is designed to offer easy tool-less access, and easy cable management. It also lets you easily upgrade the OMEN 25L with aftermarket parts.

 

2021 HP OMEN 25L : Specifications + Configuration Options

The 2021 HP OMEN 25L gaming desktop comes with these configuration options :

Specifications HP OMEN 25L
Colour Shadow Black
Design Options Glass Side Cover (optional dust filter)
Metal Side Cover (optional dust filter)
OS Options Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
FreeDOS 3.0
CPU Options AMD Ryzen 9 3900
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Chipset AMD B450
RAM Options Up to 32 GB HyperX DDR4 RGB
Lighting
Up to 32 GB HyperX DDR4
GPU Options NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
Storage Options Up to 2 TB WD Black PCIe SSD
Up to 2 x 2 TB 7200 RPM HDD
Audio DTS Headphone:X support
Networking AX WiFi-6 and Bluetooth 5.1 combo
Gigabit LAN Ethernet
Top I/O Ports 2 x USB 3.0 Type A
1 x audio combo jack
Rear I/O Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A
2 x USB 3.0 Type A
3 x audio ports
1 x RJ45 LAN port
Power Supply 500 Watt ATX power supply
Security Kensington Security Lock Slot
Dimensions 165.1 mm wide
394.5 mm deep
433.1 mm tall
Weight 11.5 kg

 

2021 HP OMEN 25L : Price + Availability

The new HP OMEN 25L desktop has a starting price of RM 6,899 (about US$1,707 / £1,205 / A$2,154 / S$2,252).

It comes with 3-years of on-site warranty, and is available from the HP Online Store in Malaysia right now.

Here are purchase options in other countries :

 

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla : FREE With AMD Ryzen CPUs!

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – the upcoming AAA game from Ubisoft – will be FREE with the purchase of selected AMD Ryzen CPUs! Here are the details!

 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla : A Quick Primer!

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is an upcoming action role-playing video game by Ubisoft, the twelfth major installment and the successor to the 2018 game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

Become Eivor, a Viking raider raised to be a fearless warrior, and lead your clan from icy desolation in Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England. Find your settlement and conquer this hostile land by any means to earn a place in Valhalla.

England in the age of the Vikings is a fractured nation of petty lords and warring kingdoms. Beneath the chaos lies a rich and untamed land waiting for a new conqueror. Will it be you?

Write Your Viking Saga

Blaze your own path across England with advanced RPG mechanics. Fight brutal battles, lead fiery raids or use strategy and alliances with other leaders to bring victory. Every choice you make in combat and conversation is another step on the path to greatness.

Lead Epic Raids

Lead a crew of raiders and launch lightning-fast surprise attacks against Saxon armies and fortresses. Claim the riches of your enemies’ lands for your clan and expand your influence far beyond your growing settlement.

Engage In Visceral Combat

Unleash the ruthless fighting style of a Viking warrior as you dual-wield axes, swords, or even shields against relentless foes. Decapitate opponents in close-quarters combat, riddle them with arrows, or assassinate them with your Hidden Blade.

Grow Your Settlement

Your clan’s new home grows with your legend. Customise your settlement by building upgradable structures. Unlock new features and quests by constructing a barracks, a blacksmith, a tattoo parlour, and much more.

Share Your Custom Raider

Recruit mercenary Vikings designed by other players or create and customise your own to share online. Sit back and reap the rewards when they fight alongside your friends in their game worlds.

 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla : FREE With Selected AMD Ryzen CPUs

From 7 July until 3 October 2020, you will receive a FREE copy of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with the purchase of these AMD Ryzen processors :

Unfortunately, the new AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT does NOT qualify for this great freebie. 🙁

 

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Tech ARP Eco-Mode Guide 3.0 for 3rd Gen Ryzen Processors!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the new Ryzen Eco-Mode for 3rd Gen Ryzen processors!

Find out when, how and why you should enable or disable the Ryzen Eco-Mode!

Updated @ 2019-11-17 : Added a guide on enabling PBO in the BIOS, and updated the article in general.

Updated @ 2019-11-09 : Added Robert Hallock’s video on Ryzen Eco-Mode, and a compatibility list.

Originally posted @ 2019-11-07

 

The New 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Eco-Mode

AMD Ryzen Master 2.0 comes with a new Eco-Mode for 3rd Gen Ryzen processors, but NOT the Ryzen 3000-series APUs.

AMD Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Robert Hallock, gives us a quick primer in this video.

What Eco-Mode does is lower the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor’s TDP by one step :

  • 105 W and 95 W processors will be limited to 65 W
  • 65 W processors will be limited to 45 W

The 3rd Gen Ryzen processor will manage core voltage and frequency automatically to keep to the new reduced power level.

Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO), Automatic Overclocking (AOC) and manual overclocking will be disabled when Eco-Mode is enabled.

 

Impact Of Ryzen Eco-Mode

Enabling Eco-Mode naturally impacts the processor’s performance, but greatly reduces its power consumption with a significant drop in CPU temperature.

AMD shared this chart with us, comparing the performance of the new Ryzen 9 3950X, with and without Eco-Mode turned on.

With a 38% lower TDP, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X used 44% less power and ran 7°C cooler. On the downside, it was 23% slower.

However, it offers those on a limited TDP budget the option of using a CPU with more cores than would normally be possible.

 

Ryzen Eco-Mode Use Case

According to AMD Desktop Processor Technical Marketing Manager, Don Woligroski, Eco-Mode is best used by those who want to run high-end 3rd Gen Ryzen processors in Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs, NAS, Plex boxes, etc.

It will allow them to enjoy the performance of 12 or 16 cores, without worrying about overloading the SFF power supply, or excessive heat accumulating in the small chassis.

It can also be used to trade off Ryzen processor power for more graphics card power, if there is limited power at the system level.

Since it can be applied on-the-fly, you can also use it to greatly reduce power consumption and thermal output when you are not using your high-performance Ryzen system for strenuous work.

And when you need processing power, you can instantly turn it into a high-performance gaming or content creation system with a simple switch!

 

How To Enable / Disable Ryzen Eco-Mode

Ryzen Eco-Mode will NOT appear until PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) is enabled in the BIOS, so before you begin, check and make sure PBO has been enabled in the BIOS.

  1. Download and install AMD Ryzen Master 2.0, or newer.
  2. Select one of the four profiles to edit and use.
  3. Under Control Mode, select ECO-Mode.

  1. Click the Apply button at the bottom to activate Eco-Mode immediately.
  2. The processor will immediately manage its core voltages and frequencies to achieve the lower power target.
  3. To disable Eco-Mode, just select one of the four other control modes – Default, Precision Boost Overdrive, Auto Overclocking or Manual.

  1. Click the Apply button to disable Eco-Mode, and activate the selected control mode.

 

There Is No Eco-Mode Option In Ryzen Master!

If you do not see the Eco-Mode option in Ryzen Master, that’s because PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) is disabled in the BIOS.

  1. Reboot your computer, and go into BIOS setup
  2. Look for the PBO (Precision Boost Overdrive) option, which may be hidden under overclocking options
  3. It will generally be set to Auto by default.
  4. Switch that to Enabled.
  5. Save the change, and reboot your computer.

After doing this, Eco-Mode will appear in Ryzen Master.

 

Ryzen Eco-Mode Compatibility

For your convenience, here is a table to show you what processors will support Ryzen Eco-Mode :

Processor Family Models Ryzen Eco-Mode
Threadripper 3000-Series CPU Threadripper 3970X
Threadripper 3960X
No
Ryzen 3000-Series CPU Ryzen 9 3950X
Ryzen 9 3900X
Ryzen 7 3800X
Ryzen 7 3700X
Ryzen 7 3700
Ryzen 5 3600X
Ryzen 5 3600
Ryzen 5 3500X
Yes
Ryzen 3000-Series APU Ryzen 7 3780U
Ryzen 7 3750H
Ryzen 7 3700U
Ryzen 5 3580U
Ryzen 5 3550H
Ryzen 5 3500U
Ryzen 5 3400G
Ryzen 5 3400GE
Ryzen 3 3300U
Ryzen 3 3200G
Ryzen 3 3200GE
Ryzen 3 3200U
No
Athlon 3000-Series APU Athlon 3000G No
Athlon 300-Series APU Athlon 300G
Athlon 300U
No
Threadripper 2000-Series CPU Threadripper 2990WX
Threadripper 2970WX
Threadripper 2950X
Threadripper 2920X
No
Ryzen 2000-Series CPU Ryzen 7 2700X
Ryzen 7 2700
Ryzen 7 2700E
Ryzen 5 2600X
Ryzen 5 2600
Ryzen 5 2600E
Ryzen 5 2500X
Ryzen 3 2300X
No
Ryzen 2000-Series APU Ryzen 7 2800H
Ryzen 7 2700U
Ryzen 5 2600H
Ryzen 5 2500U
Ryzen 5 2400G
Ryzen 5 2400GE
Ryzen 3 2200G
Ryzen 3 2300U
No
Athlon 200-Series APU Athlon 240GE
Athlon 220GE
Athlon 200GE
No
Threadripper 1000-Series CPU Threadripper 1950X
Threadripper 1920X
Threadripper 1900X
No
Ryzen 1000-Series CPU Ryzen 7 1800X
Ryzen 7 1700X
Ryzen 7 1700
Ryzen 5 1600X
Ryzen 5 1600
Ryzen 5 1500X
Ryzen 5 1400
Ryzen 3 1300X
Ryzen 3 1200
No

 

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X + 3rd Gen Threadripper Delayed To Nov!

AMD just announced that they will now launch the Ryzen 9 3950X together with the first slew of 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processorsin November 2019!

 

AMD Ryzen 9 Availability

We reported back in August that AMD was having trouble meeting the high demand for their Ryzen processors and Radeon graphics cards.

At that time, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X was hard to come by, and that has not changed until today – it is still hard to get your hands on one, compared to say, the Ryzen 7 3700X.

It appears that they have yield issues with the Ryzen 9 3900 that has kept availability low, compared to the other 3rd Gen Ryzen models.

 

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X + 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Delayed!

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16-core, 32-thread processor to top off the 3rd Gen Ryzen family, offering a 3.5 GHz base clock, a 4.7 GHz boost clock, and 72 MB of L2 and L3 caches.

Back in June, AMD announced that the Ryzen 9 3950X would be available sometime in September 2019.

However, they have now announced that it will delayed and launched together with the 3rd Gen Threadripper processors in November.

We are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors in the market and now plan to launch both the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and initial members of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor family in volume this November.

We are confident that when enthusiasts get their hands on the world’s first 16-core mainstream desktop processor and our next-generation of high-end desktop processors, the wait will be well worth it.

To assuage the disappointment of Ryzen fans, they shared with us the first “picture” of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor. It’s really just a promotional render.

 

Ryzen 9 3950X + 3rd Gen Threadripper Delay : Good or Bad?

Well, if you have been hoping to upgrade to the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X this month, it’s bad news, of course.

But two months passes in a jiffy, and when you think about it – it could potentially be good news.

For one thing, the high demand and low availability of the Ryzen 9 3900X meant that it is being sold at inflated prices right now.

The same thing will likely happen with the Ryzen 9 3950X, because yields will be significantly lower than lower-end models, like the Ryzen 7 3700X.

By delaying the launch, AMD buys time to improve the yield and volume for both the Ryzen 9 3950X and the 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors.

This should, hopefully, keep availability high and the prices steady when they eventually launch in November.

 

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AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen : Best US Price + Analysis (August 2019)

Due to overwhelming demand, it can be hard to get Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs at a great price.

So we went out and found you the best Ryzen 3rd Gen deals in the US!

 

Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU Models For The US

AMD is only bringing in five models first. The top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 3950X model will only come in September 2019.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
Cores / Threads 12 / 24 8 / 16 8 / 16 6 / 12 6 / 12
Base Clock 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.6 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
L2 Cache 6 MB 4 MB 4 MB 3 MB 3 MB
L3 Cache 64 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB
PCIe Support 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0
TDP 105 W 105 W 105 W 95 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

 

Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU US Price List + Analysis (August 2019)

And here is our price analysis for the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 models in the US.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
Launch Price (w/o tax) $499 $399 $329 $249 $199
Cheapest Price (Amazon) $849 $484.99 $399.99 $239 $199.99
Difference + $350
+ 70%
+ $85.99
+ 21.6%
+ $70.99
+ 21.6%
– $10
– 4%
+ $0.99
+ 0.5%

Note that the actual Ryzen 3rd Gen price in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

 

Our Advice On Buying The Ryzen 3rd Gen In The US

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X appears to be a surprise hit. Due to overwhelming demand and extremely limited stocks, it is currently marked-up by a shocking 70% to $849.

The Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 7 3700X are also selling at marked-up prices of $484.99 and $399.99 respectively due to high demand.

The good news is you can still buy the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 5 3600 at their SRP, or even at a slight discount – $239 and $199.99 respectively.

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Our advice? Skip the Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 7 3700X for the moment. They are ridiculously overpriced.

If you must buy a Ryzen 7 processor, consider getting these Ryzen 2nd Gen bargains instead!

For pure gaming systems, you would do well with just the Ryzen 5 3600X or Ryzen 5 3600. They are more than fast enough, and you can get them at SRP!

 

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The Cheapest Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs / Bundles In Malaysia!

Due to overwhelming demand, it can be hard to get the Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU or bundle you want at great prices. So we went out and found you the cheapest Ryzen 3rd Gen deals in Malaysia!

 

Ryzen 3rd Gen Processor Primer

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processor family, also known as the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor family, is based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

The Ryzen 3000 processors boast significantly better single-threaded performance, with an L3 cache that is twice as large as the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

They are also PCIe 4.0-ready, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

But the best part about these 3rd Gen Ryzen processors (for current AMD users) is their backward compatibility. As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just upgrade to a brand-new Ryzen 3000 class processor!

For more details on what’s new in these 3rd generation Ryzen processors, we recommend The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

 

The Cheapest Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs / Bundles In Malaysia!

Due to overwhelming demand, it can be really hard to get some Ryzen 3rd Gen models, much less great deals. According to AMD, this situation will last until end of August or September 2019.

But we managed to find some pretty good deals! Here are the cheapest Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU or bundle in Malaysia, as of 4 August 2019.

Recommended : AMD Celebrates Strong Ryzen + Radeon Sales In Malaysia!

Cheapest Ryzen 9 3900X CPU / Bundle In Malaysia

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is the fastest Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU currently available in Malaysia.

It is a 12-core, 24-thread processor, with a 3.8 GHz base clock, and a 4.6 GHz boost clock.

Cheapest Ryzen 7 3800X CPU / Bundle In Malaysia

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is an 8-core, 16-thread processor, with a 3.9 GHz base clock, and a 4.5 GHz boost clock.

Cheapest Ryzen 7 3700X CPU / Bundle In Malaysia

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is an 8-core, 16-thread processor, with a 3.6 GHz base clock, and a 4.4 GHz boost clock.

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

Cheapest Ryzen 5 3600X CPU / Bundle In Malaysia

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is a 6-core, 12-thread processor, with a 3.8 GHz base clock, and a 4.4 GHz boost clock.

Cheapest Ryzen 5 3600 CPU / Bundle In Malaysia

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-thread processor, with a 3.6 GHz base clock, and a 4.2 GHz boost clock.

 

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3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 MALAYSIA Price List + Analysis!

AMD just announced the Malaysia price list for the new 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 family of processors!

Let’s take a look at the official 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Malaysia price list, and do some quick calculations…

Find out which CPU offers the best bang for your buck!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Series Primer

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processor family, also known as the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor family, is based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

The Ryzen 3000 processors boast significantly better single-threaded performance, with an L3 cache that is twice as large as the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

They are also PCIe 4.0-ready, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

But the best part about these 3rd Gen Ryzen processors (for current AMD users) is their backward compatibility. As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just upgrade to a brand-new Ryzen 3000 class processor!

For more details on what’s new in these 3rd generation Ryzen processors, we recommend The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

 

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Models For Malaysia

AMD is only bringing in five models first. The top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 3950X model will only come in September 2019.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
Cores / Threads 12 / 24 8 / 16 8 / 16 6 / 12 6 / 12
Base Clock 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.6 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
L2 Cache 6 MB 4 MB 4 MB 3 MB 3 MB
L3 Cache 64 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB
PCIe Support 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0
TDP 105 W 105 W 105 W 95 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Malaysia Price List + Analysis

And here is our price analysis for the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 models in Malaysia.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
US Price (w/o tax) $499 $399 $329 $249 $199
US Price In RM (w/o tax) ~RM 2068 ~RM 1653 ~RM 1405 ~RM 1032 ~RM 825
Malaysia Price (with import tax) RM 2199 RM 1799 RM 1399 RM 1069 RM 859
US vs Malaysia Difference +RM 131 (6.3%) +RM 146 (8.8%) -RM 6 (0.4%) +RM 37 (3.6%) +RM 34 (4%)

Note that the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

But you can readily see that the Ryzen 7 3700X offers the best bang for your buck!

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

 

2nd Gen Ryzen 3000 APU Malaysia Price List + Analysis

AMD is also bringing in two Ryzen 3000 APU models based on the older Zen+ architecture.

Ryzen 3
3400G
Ryzen 3
3200G
Cores / Threads 4 / 8 4 / 4
Base Clock 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.2 GHz 4.0 GHz
L2 Cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Radeon Graphics Vega 11 Vega 8
PCIe Support 8x PCIe 4.0 8x PCIe 3.0
TDP 105 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth
US Price (w/o tax) $149 $99
US Price In MYR (w/o tax) ~RM 617 ~RM 410
Malaysia Price (with import tax) RM 679 RM 429
US vs Malaysia Difference +RM 62 (10%) +RM 19 (5%)

Again, the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Price, Availability + Specifications!

 

The Cheapest Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs / Bundles In Malaysia!

Due to overwhelming demand, it can be really hard to get some Ryzen 3rd Gen models, much less great deals. According to AMD, this situation will last until end of August or September 2019.

But we managed to find some pretty good deals! Here are the cheapest Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU or bundle in Malaysia, as of 4 August 2019.

Recommended : AMD Celebrates Strong Ryzen + Radeon Sales In Malaysia!

Cheapest Ryzen 9 3900X CPU / Bundle

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is the fastest Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU currently available in Malaysia.

It is a 12-core, 24-thread processor, with a 3.8 GHz base clock, and a 4.6 GHz boost clock.

Cheapest Ryzen 7 3800X CPU / Bundle

The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X is an 8-core, 16-thread processor, with a 3.9 GHz base clock, and a 4.5 GHz boost clock.

Cheapest Ryzen 7 3700X CPU / Bundle

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is an 8-core, 16-thread processor, with a 3.6 GHz base clock, and a 4.4 GHz boost clock.

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

Cheapest Ryzen 5 3600X CPU / Bundle

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is a 6-core, 12-thread processor, with a 3.8 GHz base clock, and a 4.4 GHz boost clock.

Cheapest Ryzen 5 3600 CPU / Bundle

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-thread processor, with a 3.6 GHz base clock, and a 4.2 GHz boost clock.

 

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AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Price, Availability + Specifications!

AMD just topped the Ryzen 3000 processor family with the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor that boasts a massive 72 MB GameCache!

Here is the complete AMD Ryzen 3000 Series price list, availability and specifications!

 

The AMD Ryzen 3000 Processor Family

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processor family, also known as the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor family, is based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

The Ryzen 3000 processors boast significantly better single-threaded performance, with an L3 cache that is twice as large as the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

They are also PCIe 4.0-ready, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

But the best part about these 3rd Gen Ryzen processors (for current AMD users) is their backward compatibility. As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just upgrade to a brand-new Ryzen 3000 class processor!

For more details on what’s new in these 3rd generation Ryzen processors, we recommend reading The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

Don’t forget to watch the full video briefing by AMD’s Robert Hallock!

Recommended : The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

 

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Models + Specifications

AMD announced a total of six models. Here is a comparison of their key specifications :

SpecificationsRyzen 9
3950X
Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
Fab Process7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm
Cores / Threads16 / 3212 / 248 / 168 / 166 / 126 / 12
Base Clock3.5 GHz3.8 GHz3.9 GHz3.6 GHz3.8 GHz3.6 GHz
Boost Clock4.7 GHz4.6 GHz4.5 GHz4.4 GHz4.4 GHz4.2 GHz
L2 Cache8 MB6 MB4 MB4 MB3 MB3 MB
L3 Cache64 MB64 MB32 MB32 MB32 MB32 MB
PCIe Support24x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 4
TDP105 W105 W105 W105 W95 W65 W
Bundled CoolerNAWraith Prism RGBWraith Prism RGBWraith Prism RGBWraith StealthWraith Spire
Launch Price$749$499$399$329$249$199

 

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Price + Availability

Here is the official price list for the six processor models and their availability :

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X : $749 / ~£589 / ~€662 / ~RM3,116 (September 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X : $499 / ~£393 / ~€441 / ~RM2,076 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3800X : $399 / ~£314 / ~€353 / ~RM1,660 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X : $329 / ~£259 / ~€291 / ~RM1,369 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600X : $249 / ~£196 / ~€220 / ~RM1,036 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 : $199 / ~£157 / ~€176 / ~RM828 (7 July 2019)

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AMD Celebrates Strong Ryzen + Radeon Sales In Malaysia!

Last night, AMD celebrated the strong Ryzen and Radeon sales in Malaysia with a party!

Here is our full coverage of AMD Malaysia’s Ryzen and Radeon Party!

 

The 2019 AMD Ryzen + Radeon Party In Malaysia!

Even though AMD just started selling the 3rd Generation Ryzen processors, and the Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards, they have seen unprecedented demand leading to shortages in Malaysia.

So the AMD Ryzen + Radeon Party was, in part, to assuage the local dealers who have had trouble getting enough Ryzen and Radeon units to sell.

That is a good problem for AMD to have though, which Ryan Sim, AMD ASEAN Sales and Marketing Director, acknowledges.

As AMD Malaysia’s Gene Lim would share in this video, AMD has already beaten Intel in the CPU market in Japan and South Korea.

He earlier shared during the GIGABYTE X570 launch that AMD currently has a 42-43% share in the Malaysian CPU market, and they should capture at least 50% in Q3 2019.

 

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Primer

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards is built around the new AMD Navi GPU that uses the new RDNA architecture and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

Its redesigned Compute Units deliver 1.25X higher performance per clock, and up to 1.5X better performance per watt.

Recommended : AMD Radeon RX 5700 In-Depth Review!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Series Primer

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processor family, also known as the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor family, is based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

The Ryzen 3000 processors boast significantly better single-threaded performance, with an L3 cache that is twice as large as the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

They are also PCIe 4.0-ready, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

But the best part about these 3rd Gen Ryzen processors (for current AMD users) is their backward compatibility. As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just upgrade to a brand-new Ryzen 3000 class processor!

For more details on what’s new in these 3rd generation Ryzen processors, we recommend reading The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

 

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Price In US, UK, Australia + Malaysia

Here is the official price list for the six processor models and their availability :

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X : $749 / ~£589 / ~A$1,100 / ~RM3,116 (September 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X : $499 / ~£393 / A$780 / RM2,199 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3800X : $399 / ~£314 / A$629 / RM1,799 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X : $329 / ~£259 / A$519 / RM1,399 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600X : $249 / ~£196 / A$389 / RM1,069 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 : $199 / ~£157 / A$315 / RM859 (7 July 2019)

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Price List + Analysis For Malaysia | Australia | Singapore

Here are the lowest prices we found for the Ryzen 3rd Gen processors online (accurate as of 4 August 2019) :

Lowest 3rd Gen Ryzen Prices In Malaysia

 

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Price In US, UK, Australia, Singapore + Malaysia

Here is the new price list, after the pre-sales price cut :

Radeon RX
5700 XT (50th)
Radeon RX
5700 XT
Radeon RX
5700
United States $449 $399 $349 More information
Australia NA AUD 629 AUD 549 More information
Singapore NA SGD 635 SGD 535 More information
Malaysia NA RM 1859 RM 1659 More information

And here are some card options from AMD’s AIB partners :

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Options In The United States

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Options In The United Kingdom

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Options In Malaysia

Recommended : Thank NVIDIA For The AMD Radeon RX 5700 Price Cut!

 

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World War Z Six Skulls Performance Boost Confirmed!

The Six Skulls Update for World War Z is a MAJOR update with a large number of changes and fixes. There was, however, no mention of any performance boost.

But we can now confirm that the World War Z Six Skulls Update will give everyone a nice boost in performance!

 

The World War Z Six Skulls Update

On 3 July 2019, Saber Interactive released the big Six Skulls Update for World War Z.

It features a new Extreme (Six Skulls) difficulty level, with the Wakizashi sword and a unique Sniper Rifle as rewards for beating back the hordes of Zeds.

Saber Interactive also introduced a huge list of changes, but it conspicuously did not mention anything about improving performance…

 

The World War Z Six Skulls Performance Improvement?

After the Epic game launcher automatically updated World War Z, we discovered that our benchmark results were getting skewed by the Six Skulls update.

It ultimately forced us to redo our benchmarks for our Ryzen 7 3700X and Radeon RX 5700 reviews.

Halfway through, we realised that we should have preserved the old data for a performance comparison. Fortunately, we still had some old data based on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, so here was what we found…

Undead Sea Update
(1.05)
Six Skulls Update
(1.06)
Improvement
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 180 fps 192 fps +12 fps / 6.7%
Intel Core i7-8700K 166 fps 190 fps +24 fps / 14.5%
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 146 fps 159 fps +13 fps / 8.9%
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 141 fps 150 fps +9 fps / 6.4%
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 139 fps 149 fps +10 fps / 7.2%
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 132 fps 143 fps +11 fps / 8.3%

So it looks like upgrading to Six Skulls also gives you a nice boost in frame rate.

 

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3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 AUSTRALIA Price List + Analysis!

AMD just announced the Australia price list for the new 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 family of processors!

Let’s take a look at the official 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 AUSTRALIA price list, and do some quick calculations…

Find out which CPU offers the best bang for your buck!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Series Primer

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processor family, also known as the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor family, is based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

The Ryzen 3000 processors boast significantly better single-threaded performance, with an L3 cache that is twice as large as the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

They are also PCIe 4.0-ready, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

But the best part about these 3rd Gen Ryzen processors (for current AMD users) is their backward compatibility. As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just upgrade to a brand-new Ryzen 3000 class processor!

For more details on what’s new in these 3rd generation Ryzen processors, we recommend reading The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

Don’t forget to watch the full video briefing by AMD’s Robert Hallock!

Recommended : The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Models For Australia

AMD is only bringing in five models first. The top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 3950X model will only come in September 2019.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
Cores / Threads 12 / 24 8 / 16 8 / 16 6 / 12 6 / 12
Base Clock 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.6 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
L2 Cache 6 MB 4 MB 4 MB 3 MB 3 MB
L3 Cache 64 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB
PCIe Support 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0
TDP 105 W 105 W 105 W 95 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Australia Price List + Analysis

And here is our price analysis for the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 models in Australia.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
US Price (w/o tax) $499 $399 $329 $249 $199
US Price In AUD (w/o tax) ~AUD 714 ~AUD 571 ~AUD 471 ~AUD 356 ~AUD 285
Australia Price (with 10% GST) AUD 780 AUD 629 AUD 519 AUD 389 AUD 315
US vs Australia Difference +AUD 66 (9%) +AUD 58 (10%) +AUD 48 (10%) +AUD 33 (9%) +AUD 30 (10.5%)

Note that the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

The Australian prices are more or less a direct conversion of the US prices, with the 10% GST added.

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

 

2nd Gen Ryzen 3000 APU Australia Price List + Analysis

AMD is also bringing in two Ryzen 3000 APU models based on the older Zen+ architecture.

Ryzen 3
3400G
Ryzen 3
3200G
Cores / Threads 4 / 8 4 / 4
Base Clock 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.2 GHz 4.0 GHz
L2 Cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Radeon Graphics Vega 11 Vega 8
PCIe Support 8x PCIe 4.0 8x PCIe 3.0
TDP 105 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth
US Price (w/o tax) $149 $99
US Price In AUD (w/o tax) ~AUD 213 ~AUD 142
Australia Price (with 10% GST) AUD 240 AUD 140
US vs Australia Difference +AUD 27 (12.7%) -AUD 2 (1.4%)

Again, the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

For some reason, there is a small premium for the Ryzen 3 2400G, while the Ryzen 3 3200G is slightly cheaper than in the US!

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3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 SINGAPORE Price List + Analysis!

AMD just announced the Singapore price list for the new 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 family of processors!

Let’s take a look at the official 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Singapore price list, and do some quick calculations…

Find out which CPU offers the best bang for your buck!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Series Primer

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processor family, also known as the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor family, is based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

The Ryzen 3000 processors boast significantly better single-threaded performance, with an L3 cache that is twice as large as the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

They are also PCIe 4.0-ready, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

But the best part about these 3rd Gen Ryzen processors (for current AMD users) is their backward compatibility. As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just upgrade to a brand-new Ryzen 3000 class processor!

For more details on what’s new in these 3rd generation Ryzen processors, we recommend reading The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

Don’t forget to watch the full video briefing by AMD’s Robert Hallock!

Recommended : The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Models For Singapore

AMD is only bringing in five models first. The top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 3950X model will only come in September 2019.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
Cores / Threads 12 / 24 8 / 16 8 / 16 6 / 12 6 / 12
Base Clock 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.6 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
L2 Cache 6 MB 4 MB 4 MB 3 MB 3 MB
L3 Cache 64 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB
PCIe Support 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0 24x PCIe 4.0
TDP 105 W 105 W 105 W 95 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Prism Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth

 

3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 CPU Singapore Price List + Analysis

And here is our price analysis for the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 models in Singapore.

Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
US Price (w/o tax) $499 $399 $329 $249 $199
US Price In SGD (w/o tax) ~SGD 679 ~SGD 543 ~SGD 447 ~SGD 339 ~SGD 271
Singapore Price (with 7% GST) SGD 793 SGD 624 SGD 498 SGD 369 SGD 287
US vs Singapore Difference +SGD 114 (16.8%) +SGD 81 (15%) +SGD 51 (11.4%) +SGD 30 (9%) +SGD 16 (6%)

Note that the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

Also, once you factor in the fact that the Singaporean prices include the 7% GST, they are just 0%-9% more expensive than US prices – 9% for the Ryzen 9 3900X.

Recommended : AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

 

2nd Gen Ryzen 3000 APU Singapore Price List + Analysis

AMD is also bringing in two Ryzen 3000 APU models based on the older Zen+ architecture.

Ryzen 3
3400G
Ryzen 3
3200G
Cores / Threads 4 / 8 4 / 4
Base Clock 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.2 GHz 4.0 GHz
L2 Cache 2 MB 2 MB
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Radeon Graphics Vega 11 Vega 8
PCIe Support 8x PCIe 4.0 8x PCIe 3.0
TDP 105 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth
US Price (w/o tax) $149 $99
US Price In SGD (w/o tax) ~SGD 203 ~SGD 135
Singapore Price (with 7% GST) SGD 218 SGD 138
US vs Singapore Difference +SGD 15 (7%) +SGD 3 (2%)

Again, the actual sale prices in the US will vary, once sales taxes (between 0% and 12.875%) are factored in.

If you factor in the Singaporean 7% GST, the Ryzen 3 3200G is actually cheaper than in the US…

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!

AMD unveiled the 3rd Gen Ryzen processors back in June, but we now have the opportunity to put one of them to the test – the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-core processor.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is an 8-core, 16-thread processor with a 3.6 GHz base clock speed, a 4.4 GHz boost clock speed, and a whopping 32 MB L3 cache!

Find out in our in-depth review of the Ryzen 7 3700X why we gave it our Editor’s Choice Award!

 

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Models + Specifications

AMD is launching six processor (non-APU) models, with these key specifications :

SpecificationsRyzen 9
3950X
Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
Fab Process7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm
Cores / Threads16 / 3212 / 248 / 168 / 166 / 126 / 12
Base Clock3.5 GHz3.8 GHz3.9 GHz3.6 GHz3.8 GHz3.6 GHz
Boost Clock4.7 GHz4.6 GHz4.5 GHz4.4 GHz4.4 GHz4.2 GHz
L2 Cache8 MB6 MB4 MB4 MB3 MB3 MB
L3 Cache64 MB64 MB32 MB32 MB32 MB32 MB
PCIe Support24x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 4
TDP105 W105 W105 W105 W95 W65 W
Bundled CoolerNAWraith Prism RGBWraith Prism RGBWraith Prism RGBWraith StealthWraith Spire
Launch Price$749$499$399$329$249$199

 

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Price + Availability

Here is the official price list for the six processor models and their availability :

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X : $749 / ~£589 / ~€662 / ~RM3,116 (September 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X : $499 / ~£393 / ~€441 / RM2,199 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3800X : $399 / ~£314 / ~€353 / RM1,799 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X : $329 / ~£259 / ~€291 / RM1,399 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600X : $249 / ~£196 / ~€220 / RM1,069 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 : $199 / ~£157 / ~€176 / RM859 (7 July 2019)
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Unboxing The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X comes bundled with the new AMD Wraith Prism cooler, which features a rainbow LED ring and illuminated fan blades. Let’s unbox it, and see what we find inside!

Next Page > AMD Ryzen 7 3700X : Hands On + Key Features

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The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Up Close!

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has eight Ryzen processor cores, with a 3.6 GHz base clock, and a 4.4 GHz boost clock.

It supports SMT (simultaneous multi-threading), and can therefore handle 16 threads simultaneously.

Like the previous generations, it has 512 KB L2 cache per core, with a total L2 cache size of 4 MB. But thanks to a larger transistor budget, it has a very large 32 MB L3 cache – twice that of the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors!

Despite the changes in the design philosophy, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X still uses the AMD AM4 socket. In fact, it is backward compatibility with existing AM4 motherboards!

As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just replace your old Ryzen processor with a brand-new Ryzen 7 3700X processor!

 

New Zen 2 Microarchitecture

Codenamed Matisse, the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors are based on the new AMD Zen 2 microarchitecture, which delivers 15% better instructions per clock through these improvements :

  • 256-bit single-op floating point (AVX-256) for notably stronger performance in creative workloads.
  • Doubled Micro-Op cache size (now 4K) to increase throughput by preventing re-decode of operations.
  • New TAGE branch predictor, with larger L1 and L2 BTBs, to increase throughput by reducing stalls from mispredicts.
  • A third address generation unit (AGU), which keeps the execution engine more reliably fed with data in DRAM.

  • Improved load/store bandwidth throughout the device, which increases throughput by keeping more data on-chip.
  • A doubled L3 cache size to 32MB per CCD, which reduces effective memory latency by up to 33ns — excellent for games.
  • Improved fetch and pre-fetch capabilities, arming the execution engines more readily with needed data.
  • Improved SMT fairness for ALU and AGU schedulers, reducing thread contention and throughput.
  • A larger 180-entry register file, providing the CPU more immediate access to more working data.
  • New hardware mitigation against speculative store bypass (Spectre V4), expanding the strong security profile of “Zen(+).”
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New Chiplet Design

Unlike the previous Zen and Zen+ microarchitectures, Zen 2 uses a chiplet design that combines separate CPU chiplets with an I/O chiplet, using Infinity Fabric to connect them.

This chiplet design allows the performance-critical CPU chiplet to be fabricated on the 7 nm TSMC process, while the I/O functions are fabricated on the less expensive 12 nm GlobalFoundries process.

The new I/O chiplet adds PCIe 4.0 support, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

For more details on what’s new in these 3rd generation Ryzen processors, we recommend reading The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

Don’t forget to watch the full video briefing by AMD’s Robert Hallock!

Recommended : The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

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AMD X570 Chipset

To complement the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, AMD introduced a new X570 chipset.

The AMD X570 chipset basically adds support for PCI Express 4.0M.2 Gen 4 and USB 3.2 Gen2.

On the other hand, it drops support for the first generation AMD Ryzen processors, like the Ryzen 7 1800X, and the Ryzen 5 1600X.

This does not mean you will actually need to buy an AMD X570 motherboard. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor will work with all existing AMD 400-series (and some AMD 300-series) motherboards, with one caveat – the motherboard must be upgraded with the latest BIOS update to support the 3rd Gen Ryzen processors.

 

AMD Wraith Prism

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X continues to use the excellent AMD Wraith Prism cooler, designed and manufactured by Cooler Master.

This is an upgraded version of the AMD Wraith Max cooler with heat pipes that are in direct contact with the CPU for better performance, and a rainbow LED ring.

It uses a 7-blade fan, with a maximum noise level of 39 dBA. The fan blades are LED-illuminated, but you can turn off the lights.

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Benchmarking Notes

In this review, we will take a look at the work and gaming performance of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, comparing it to 5 other processors :

Here is a quick comparison of their key specifications :

Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L2 Cache L3 Cache Memory
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8 / 16 3.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 4 MB 32 MB DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 8 / 16 3.7 GHz 4.3 GHz 4 MB 16 MB DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8 / 16 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 4 MB 16 MB DDR4-2666
Intel Core i7-8700K 6 / 12 3.7 GHz 4.7 GHz 1.5 MB 12 MB DDR4-2666
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6 / 12 3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz 3 MB 16 MB DDR4-2933
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 / 12 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 3 MB 16 MB DDR4-2666

Here are the specifications of the Intel and AMD testbeds we used.

Intel Testbed AMD Testbeds
Motherboard ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F-Gaming ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX
DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX
DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
(GeForce 430.86)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
(GeForce 430.86)
Storage Western Digital Black² Western Digital Black²
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

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3D Rendering Speed – CINEBENCH R20

CINEBENCH R20 is a real-world 3D rendering benchmark based on the MAXON Cinema 4D animation software.

It is a great way to accurately determine the actual performance of a processor in 3D content creation.

This new version uses a much larger and more complex test scene than CINEBENCH R15, requiring about 8X more computational power and 4X more memory to render.

 

CINEBENCH R20 Single Core Performance

This Single Core test is not reflective of real world performance, but it is useful to find out the performance of the individual core.

On paper, the Ryzen 7 3700X is almost similar to the Ryzen 7 2700X, but we can see that it has 17.3% better single-core performance!

In fact, it was 8.3% faster than the Intel Core i7-8700K, which has higher base and boost clock speed!

 

CINEBENCH R20 Multi Core Performance

The Multi Core test shows the processor’s real-world 3D rendering performance.

The Ryzen 7 3700X was 21.8% faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X, and a whopping 34.5% faster than the Ryzen 7 1800X, even though they are all 8-core, 16-thread processors.

This clearly demonstrates the improvement in microarchitecture throughout the generations.

 

Multi-Threading Boost

This is not a CINEBENCH benchmark result. The Multi-Threading Boost is our calculation of the performance boost that the processor’s Multi-Threading capability provides. It is based on the MP Ratio and the number of physical cores.

Due to their long experience with SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading) technology, Intel still has the edge, with the Core i7-8700K delivering a 25% boost.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X did well though, improving on the Ryzen 7 1800X by 6%, and the Ryzen 7 2700X by 31%.

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Video Transcoding Speed – HandBrake

HandBrake is a free, open-source video transcoding utility, which converts a video file from one resolution / format to another.

As you can imagine, it’s very compute-intensive, which makes it a great benchmark for multi-core processors.

In our test, we converted a 4K video of 1.3 GB in size into a 1080p video (HQ1080p30).

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X was excellent in this test, transcoding the video 35 seconds (18%) faster than the next best processor – the Ryzen 7 2700X.

It was also almost 50% faster than the Ryzen 7 1800X – a first generation 8-core Ryzen processor!

 

Radial Blur Speed – Photoshop CC 14

The radial blur filter adds the perception of motion to a picture. This is a compute-intensive operation that benefits from multiple processing cores.

This radial blur test was performed on a single 13.5 megapixel photo, with a filesize of 4,910,867 bytes.

Yet another great example of how much faster the Zen 2 microarchitecture is, compared to the Zen+ and Zen microarchitectures.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is 11% faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X, and a whopping 29% faster than the Ryzen 7 1800X.

It is also just over 50% faster than the Core i7-8700K, which we must note is a 6-core, 12-thread processor.

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Synthetic Game Test – 3DMark

We used 3DMark’s Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme synthetic benchmarks, which supports DirectX 12, and the latest features like asynchronous compute, and multi-threading support.

Time Spy – 2560 x 1440

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X had a 10% higher CPU score than the Ryzen 7 2700X, and a 26% higher CPU score than the Core i7-8700K.

Of course, the CPU only has a slight influence on a game’s performance, so its effect on the overall gaming score is less significant.

In the end, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X was 2% faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X, and 4% faster than the Core i7-8700K.

Time Spy Extreme – 3840 x 2160

At the higher 4K resolution, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X had a 22% higher CPU score than the Ryzen 7 2700X, and a 25% higher CPU score than the Core i7-8700K.

Now check out the processors’ effect on the overall gaming score…

At 4K, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X was 3% faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X, and 3.6% faster than the Core i7-8700K.

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F1 2019

F1 2019 is a really new racing game by Codemasters, released on 28 June 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

Even though it promised a 15% improvement in instructions per clock (IPC), the Ryzen 7 3700X performed virtually the same as the last-generation Ryzen 7 2700X.

Micro-architectural changes matter though. They were both 25% faster than the Ryzen 7 1800X.

And even though it only has 6 cores, the Intel Core i7-8700K was slightly (3%) faster…

1440p Gaming Resolution

At the higher 1440p resolution, the importance of CPU performance was greatly reduced. It didn’t matter which processor you used – they all delivered almost the same frame rates.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Increasing the resolution to 4K virtually eliminated the influence of CPU performance. They all had the same frame rates.

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World War Z

Based on the 2013 movie, World War Z is a relatively new third-person shooter game, released in April 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and the Intel Core i7-8700K were far head of the pack, leading the Ryzen 7 2700X by about 20%.

They were both also about 27% faster than the Ryzen 5 2600X and the Ryzen 7 1800X.

1440p Gaming Resolution

When we increased the resolution to 1440p, the Ryzen 7 3700X actually delivered 8% higher frame rates than the Core i7-8700K, and 23% higher frame rates than the last-generation Ryzen 7 2700X.

2160p Gaming Resolution

Unbelievable! The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X continued to hold up the frame rate at 4K much better than the other processors.

At this resolution, it delivered 52% higher frame rates than the Core i7-8700K, and 60% higher frame rates than the other processors in this comparison.

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Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is a 2016 game that supports multi-core processing and asynchronous compute.

In this game, the single core CPU performance has a significant effect on the actual frame rate.

We tested it on three resolutions using the DirectX 12 API at the High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

We can see here that the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has significantly improved single-core performance. It was almost as fast as the Core i7-8700K, even though the Intel processor has higher clock speeds.

They both delivered frame rates that were about 36% faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X processors.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At the higher 1440p resolution, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X was just 3% slower than the Core i7-8700K, but 33% faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X, and 37% faster than the Ryzen 7 1800X.

2160p Gaming Resolution

When we hit 4K, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X was now 3.5% slower than the Core i7-8700K, but the gap closed with the other processors.

It was now 28% faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X, and 30% faster than the Ryzen 7 1800X..

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X – Our Verdict + Award!

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is not just an improved version of the last-generation Ryzen 7 2700X processor.

Built around the new Zen 2 microarchitecture, it uses a new chiplet design which combines 7 nm and 12 nm fabrication technologies to deliver a more powerful, and power-efficient processor at a great price point.

The end result? Significantly better single-core and multi-core performance, which can deliver really surprising boosts in gaming performance.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X debuts at the same price point as the Ryzen 7 2700X – US$329, and is bundled with the same Wraith Prism cooler.

This makes it a very compelling option for those who want the best of both worlds – gaming and content creation performance – at an affordable price point.

What if you currently own an older AMD Ryzen system?

  • If it uses a first-generation AMD Ryzen 7 processor like the Ryzen 7 1800X, upgrading to the Ryzen 7 3700X will give you a big 30-50% boost in gaming and content creation performance.
  • If it uses a second-generation AMD Ryzen 7 processor like the Ryzen 7 2700X, upgrading to the Ryzen 7 3700X will give you a 10-20% boost in gaming and content creation performance.

And here is a BIG ADVANTAGE for existing Ryzen users – the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is compatible with all existing AMD 400-series (and some 300-series) motherboards with a BIOS update. This makes it a very affordable upgrade option.

For all these reasons, we gladly give the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor our Editor’s Choice Award. Great job, AMD!

 

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Price + Availability

Here is the official price list for the six processor models and their availability :

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X : $749 / ~£589 / ~€662 / ~RM3,116 (September 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X : $499 / ~£393 / ~€441 / RM2,199 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3800X : $399 / ~£314 / ~€353 / RM1,799 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X : $329 / ~£259 / ~€291 / RM1,399 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600X : $249 / ~£196 / ~€220 / RM1,069 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 : $199 / ~£157 / ~€176 / RM859 (7 July 2019)

 

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The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

AMD just revealed the 3rd Gen Ryzen family of processors at Computex 2019 and E3, with six models built on the 7 nm process technology!

Join us for a deep dive into the AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen technical details with Robert Hallock!

 

The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!

Delivering the deep dive tech briefing this time is Robert Hallock. Robert, if you don’t know yet, is the Senior Technical Marketing Manager at AMD.

 

AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Feature Summary

Zen 2 On 7 nm

The 3rd Gen Ryzen processors are based on the new Zen 2 architecture with the chiplet design approach. And they are fabricated on the 7 nm process technology!

Better Single-Threaded Performance

The new AMD Zen 2 architecture boasts 9% to 21% better single-threaded performance, which is critical for games.

Faster Clock Ramping

The 3rd Gen Ryzen processors support CPP2 – a clock speed selection interface for UEFI. This cuts the time to switch clock speeds from 30 ms to just 1-2 ms!

This will give them a nice 6% boost in performance, but only if you upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2019 update.

AMD GameCache

The new L3 cache is now twice as big as the L3 cache of the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

The 6-core and 8-core processors have a 32 MB L3 cache, while the 12-core and 16-core models have a massive 64 MB L3 cache!

Doubling the L3 cache size alone reduces the effective memory latency by up to 33 ns, giving your games a boost in frame rate of between 11% and 21%.

This is why AMD is calling it their GameCache…

3rd Gen Ryzen Is PCIe 4.0 Ready!

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processors have 24 PCIe 4.0 lanes. This gives you a total of 40 PCIe 4.0 lanes, when paired with a new AMD X570 motherboard.

Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO)

This new feature increases the boost clock overhead by 200 MHz (in 25 MHz increments) – basically easy overclocking for lazy people.

If you are using the Ryzen 9 3900X, PBO allows you to increase the boost clock from 4.6 GHz to 4.8 GHz.

Backward Compatibility

Even though AMD also announced the new X570 chipset, which gives you 16 extra PCIe 4.0 lanes; the 3rd Gen Ryzen processors can be installed in older AMD AM4 motherboards.

All you need to do is update your current AM4 motherboard’s BIOS before installing the new processors.

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3rd Gen Ryzen Price + Availability

Here is the official list of processor models, their prices and availability :

  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X : $749 / ~£589 / ~€662 / ~RM3,116 (September 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X : $499 / ~£393 / ~€441 / ~RM2,076 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3800X : $399 / ~£314 / ~€353 / ~RM1,660 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X : $329 / ~£259 / ~€291 / ~RM1,369 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600X : $249 / ~£196 / ~€220 / ~RM1,036 (7 July 2019)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 : $199 / ~£157 / ~€176 / ~RM828 (7 July 2019)

 

3rd Gen Ryzen Specifications

SpecificationsRyzen 9
3950X
Ryzen 9
3900X
Ryzen 7
3800X
Ryzen 7
3700X
Ryzen 5
3600X
Ryzen 5
3600
Fab Process7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm7 nm + 12 nm
Cores / Threads16 / 3212 / 248 / 168 / 166 / 126 / 12
Base Clock3.5 GHz3.8 GHz3.9 GHz3.6 GHz3.8 GHz3.6 GHz
Boost Clock4.7 GHz4.6 GHz4.5 GHz4.4 GHz4.4 GHz4.2 GHz
L2 Cache8 MB6 MB4 MB4 MB3 MB3 MB
L3 Cache64 MB64 MB32 MB32 MB32 MB32 MB
PCIe Support24x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 424x PCIe Gen 4
TDP105 W105 W105 W105 W95 W65 W
Bundled CoolerNAWraith Prism RGBWraith Prism RGBWraith Prism RGBWraith StealthWraith Spire
Launch Price$749$499$399$329$249$199

 

3rd Gen Ryzen Presentation Slides

 

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