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AMD Zen 2 specs, price and release date: all about AMD’s newest processor tech

Ready? Are you sure? Then here we go: AMD is killing it! They really went wild this year, and boy, we like it.

In the past few years, AMD has really won over the market with some of the best processors and it seems they have no intention to slow down. First, theу announced its Zen 2 architecture at CES 2019. The manufacturing process was cut down to 7 freaking nanometers with the increased performance and efficiency.

That’s not all. At Computex 2019 AMD presented its Ryzen 3rd Generation processors. It is going to be a 12-core, 24-thread processor perfect for an average player. And, this is the best part, it is to be half the price of Intel’s 12-core HEDT chip. Are there any Intel fans left after that?

And we have more. To top it all, Microsoft announced that their next Xbox generation, Project Scarlett, is going to be built on Zen 2 cores and AMD Navi graphics. It’s awesome!

And we haven’t even gotten a chance to appreciate AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation specs yet. What a year for AMD.

So, let’s take a closer look at what this nice little 7-nanometer CPU architecture of Zen 2 generation has to show and what we know about it at all.

7th of July. The moment you can put your hands on the very first 7nm Zen 2 architecture-based processor. This is going to be AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation processor, the first one of the consumer-ready pieces on the new architecture. And, good news for all the broke fellas, this one is promised to be the most affordable. So if you are not a lucky bastard shitting money, no need to wait further, just grab this one.

It is confirmed that AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation will also be built on the basis of Zen 2. And hell knows when it will be launched. AMD typically sends Threadripper processors to the market months after Ryzen chips. Well, it’s logical from the point of view of the company. But, oh fuck, it means we see it the earliest in November. And some say it can be postponed to 2020. So if you want one of those, arm yourselves with patience.

And another product based on Zen 2 is likely to be the next-generation consoles. As already said, Zen 2 is going to be inside of Project Scarlett — next-generation Xbox, and the PlayStation 5. So both parties decided to take advantage of the newest and, apparently, the best processor on the market. But there are only vague hints on when we’ll have a chance to see those in action. Probably somewhere around the holiday season in 2020. If we don’t die from impatience till then.

How much
Not the fun part, but, luckily, not as painful as you could expect. So far the only products we know the price of are AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation parts. Good for us, they are more or less reasonable and even affordable at some point. It starts with two hundred dollars for AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and goes up to five hundred for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. A range of five options gives enough room to choose from.
Looking at the prices for AMD Ryzen, we can make a wild guess and predict how much Threadripper 3rd Generation may cost. We hope them to be slightly higher than the last generation. Which makes about six and a half hundred dollars for Ryzen Threadripper 2920X and up to eighteen hundred for the top Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX.
If to make predictions about consoles, we can expect them to jump in price greatly, compared to the previous generations. Cos you can’t sell those dope as fuck (as they promise) devices for the same money. Unfortunately.

And the part you opened this text for: the specs and performance
The 7nm format means improvements in power efficiency first of all. Power requirements for AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation processors will drop off which can result in lower temperatures, better overclocking and, a nice bonus, lower power bills. For example an 8-core, 16-thread processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X will have only 65W TDP. Which is hella low for such a powerful processor.
The cores. The chipsets of the physical cores got smaller for Zen 2 so a single processor can include more cores. This isn’t applicable to all the line, cos Ryzen 7 still features 8 cores.
But the Ryzen 9 3900X, is already a 12-core, 24-thread processor. And the Ryzen 9 3950X has 16 cores which actually is a record-breaking number for overclocking.
The overall performance of Zen 2 processors is hella cool. Clock speeds got higher — up to 4.6GHz on the Ryzen 9 3900X and up to 5GHz on the Ryzen 9 3950X. And that is out of the box. But there is also a boost to instructions per clock performance. People say you can get extra 15% IPC out of Zen 2. If it’s true, Ryzen can become the best gaming and console-used processor.
What really makes the head explode, is how this all will work with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3 processors. This line already has 32-cores and 64-threads and imagine adding more cores? We need more cores! Can’t wait to see how it will perform.

So, that’s all the public is allowed to know so far. Patiently waiting for more news and updates.

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