CES is just a week away and the first listing for AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series processors has been posted by a Russian retailer. The list includes all the Ryzen 3, 5 and 7 as well as the flagship Ryzen 9 mega-chip.
Let’s go over the details. The monster chip, the Ryzen 9 3800X is listed with a staggering core count of 16 and 32 threads. Now, we already had a bit of an idea from a string of rumors and leaks, but the clocks were kind of uncertain. This retailer puts the base clock of the 3800X at 3.9 GHz while the boost clock at a healthy 4.7 GHz.
The previous Zen+ based Ryzen flagship, the 2700X seems rather paltry in comparison with half the cores and a boost clock of 4.3 GHz (400 less than the Ryzen 9 3800X). The TDP however is also a bit higher, capped at 125W while the 2700X is limited to 105W.
Descending the ladder, we move onto the Ryzen 7 series consisting of the 3700X and the 3700, both armed with 12 cores and 24 threads each. The Ryzen 3700X has been pushed all the way to 5 GHz (boost clock) while the 3700 lags a bit behind with a boost frequency of 4.6 GHz. The X variant has a TDP of 105W (same as the 2700X) while the regular 3700 is locked at 95W.
Then further below, we’ve got the Ryzen 5 3600X and the 3600. Both these processors are expected to offer better performance than the present Ryzen flagships at more affordable prices. They have the same 8C/16T config as the Ryzen 7 2700X and 2700 with a clock speed nearly one whole Ghz higher (4.8 and 4.4GHz). The 3rd gen Ryzen 5 chips draw the same amount of power as their predecessors, with the overclockable CPU drawing 95W and the latter 65.
And all the way down, we’ve got the Ryzen 3s which are basically the equivalents of Intel’s i3 lineup. Except they have way more cores and will probably be a fair bit faster than them. The TPD of the Ryzen 3 3300X is capped at 65W while the 3300 is satiated by a mere 50W.
So that’s what the listing says about the upcoming Ryzen 3000 processors. These specs line up with the previous rumors, so there’s a decent chance of this being legit. But then again, the retailer himself could be basing this off the rumors to draw in consumers. I’ll leave the judgment to you. Finally, in case you missed it,AMD is expected to announce the Ryzen 3000 series of CPUs based on the 7nm Zen2 design, and sources claim that an upper mid-range Navi GPU might also make an appearance. CES starts exactly one week from now and will go on for five days till the 12th of Feb.