It’s no secret AMD has almost taken over the CPU market with its Ryzen CPUs. However, the company has no plans to stop here as Ryzen 3000 reveal is almost upon us. But, before that happens AMD Ryzen 9 3800X Threadripper has appeared online along with its specs.
A listing for 7nm AMD Ryzen 9 3800X Threadripper popped up at a European online retailer. According to the listing, the AMD Ryzen 9 3800X features AM4 socket, which isn’t a surprise, 16 Cores and 32 Threads.
As for the clock speed, the AMD Ryzen 9 3800X features a base clock of 3.9 GHz, boost clock of 4.7 GHz and consumes 125W. Now compared to the existing Threadripper 2950X, which itself is a 16 Core, 32 Thread CPU, the AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper 3800X consumes 55W less.
This signifies the potential power saving of CPUs based on the 7nm process node. Interestingly, all of the Ryzen 3000 products will be based on 7nm.
Speaking of Ryzen 3000 CPUs, aside for this AMD Ryzen 9 3800X leak, the entire Ryzen 3000 lineup leaked along with specs and prices.
The lineup includes Ryzen 3 3300, Ryzen 5 3600, Ryzen 7 3700, Ryzen 7 3700X, AMD Ryzen 3800X and more. Below are just a few examples of the leaked Ryzen 3000 CPUs along with their specs and prices.
- AMD Ryzen 3850X – 16-Cores, 32 Threads, 4.3 GHz base clock, 5.1 GHz Boost clock, $499
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600G – 8-Cores, 16 Threads, 3.2 GHz base clock, 4.0 GHz Boost clock, Navi Graphics, $199
- AMD Ryzen 3 3300 – 6-Cores, 12 Threads, 3.2 GHz base clock, 4.0 GHz Boost clock, $99
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600X – 8-Cores, 16 Threads, 4.0 GHz base clock, 4.8 GHz Boost clock, $229
Not only that, all of these Ryzen CPUs will come with AM4 socket as AMD plans to support it till 2020. Furthermore, AMD X570 Chipset with PCIe 4.0 support is also rumored to be announced at CES 2019.
Given AMD’s commitment towards the AM4 socket, expect the motherboards based on the X570 Chipset to support the AM4 socket.
Also, AMD has hinted that it plans to reveal Its 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs at CES 2019. According to AMD CEO, Lisa Su, the company has some “exciting news” for the event this month. Furthermore, AMD will be the first CPU manufacturer to introduce the 7nm CPUs in the market.
Now, all of these are rumors and leaks. So, it would be wise to take them with a grain of salt. However, if they do come true then Intel will have to come up with its own lineup of CPUs to tackle AMD Ryzen.
As I mentioned above, AMD has almost taken over the CPU market. This is quite evident from the fact that Ryzen outsold Intel by 2:1.
I see 2019 as the year that will determine who will dominate the CPU market. Will it be AMD or Intel, it remains to be seen.
For now, Intel has not had any luck while countering AMD Ryzen. Maybe 2019 is the year when Intel finally takes back its place. Otherwise, AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs will be enough to make it the industry leader.