We all know that AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 3000 series based on the Zen2 architecture will bring significant performance improvements to the company’s already efficient design, but there’s still no solid word on the specs. However, if you are on the trail for leaks and rumors, then you’ve come to the right place.
YouTuber, AdoredTV has shared a fair chunk of data which he claims pertains to the next generation of Ryzen chips. Keep in mind though, this is still an unconfirmed rumor and take it with a grain of sand like always.
Ryzen 9 3850X: Meet the 16 Core Zen2 Flagship
Lets start with the heavy-weights, the Ryzen 9 3850X and the 3800X. Both these parts pack 16 cores and 32 threads each, and while the former appears to have monstrous boost clock of 5.1 GHz, the latter cuts down on the power draw to limit the clock to 4.7 GHz. The 3850X has a TDP rating of 135W and is priced at $499, while its sibling is limited to 125W with a price tag of $449.
This is quite similar to Intel’s extreme edition K and non-K CPUs, and the only difference here is that these are far more affordable. I’m not sure if these chips are going to compete with the i7s or the i9s, and whether they’ll actually be part of the Threadripper family or something is between, but from the price-tags the i9s would be the most likely target.
Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600X: AMD’s i7 and i5
Moving from the enthusiast territory to the high-end space, we run into the Ryzen 7 3700, 3700X and the Ryzen 5 3600X and 3600. These are supposedly going to be the i7 and i5 equivalents with an extra bunch of CPUs cores and this time higher clock speeds too. The X versions boost upto 5 and 4.8 GHz while the non-X parts are constrained to 4.6 and 4.2 GHz, respectively. The prices also come down to the 300$ area for the 3700s and sub-200$ for the 3600s. For the 3600, the TDP also gets reduced in almost half to 65W.
The Ryzen 3 3300s and the Navi APUs
At the bottom of the rug, there are the Ryzen 3 3300s and these parts go neck to neck against Intel’s i3 chips and unlike then come armed with 6 cores and 12 threads clocked 4.3 GHz for the X version and 4 GHz for the non-X. These CPUs will have a TDP of 65 and 50W, and will be priced at $129 and $99, respectively.
Lastly, there’s the matter of the APUs. As per this leak, AMD seems to have expanded their APU lineup and replaced the Vega Cores with the still-unannounced Navi GPUs. These APUs are expected to come in two flavors- a low-end 3300G with 6C/12T clocked at a rather impressive 3.8 GHz, and a price-tag of $129.
As for the higher-end offering, the Ryzen 5 3600G will feature a marginally higher core count of 8C/16T and a boost clock of 4 GHz. This part will be priced at $199 and just like the other APU is expected to land in the latter half of 2019.
Conclusion: Get Ready Intel
Although I’m still not that sure about this leak, from what we’ve already seen from the first two generations of the Ryzen chips, Zen2 ought to be a trend-setter just like the first wave of Ryzen chips. AMD is using the same design as the Epyc server processors to build more complex chips from simple ones and using the InfinityFabric to take matters to the next level. Similar to the Threadripper dies, these CPUs may or may not be the best for gaming, but for content creators and other professionals, they will be nothing short of a blessing.
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