$499 AMD Ryzen 9 3900X With 12 Cores/16 Threads Announced, Launching July 7 With Full Ryzen 3000 Lineup

During its Computex 2019 keynote, AMD has officially revealed its upcoming line of Ryzen 3000 desktop CPU including Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3800X and 3700X. Suffice to say, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is impressive in terms of specs and performance.

These upcoming Ryzen 3000 Desktop CPUs are based on Zen 2 architecture and 7nm process node. Let’s start with AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. The 3900X features 12 Cores/ 24 Threads despite rumors that it’ll be a 16- Core CPU.

Furthermore, the CPU comes with a whopping 70 MB cache, 3.8 GHz of base clock, and 4.6 GHz of boost clock.

Interestingly, even though the CPU features some impressive specs, AMD isn’t charging a fortune for it as it only costs $499 in retail.

According to benchmarks revealed by AMD, Ryzen 9 3900X is way ahead of its competition and features incredible gains in both single-threaded and multi-threaded processes. Even outperforms the Intel Core i9-9900K and i9-9920X.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Not only that, AMD also announced its 8-Core Ryzen 7 3800X, Ryzen 7 3700X along with 6-Core/12 threads Ryzen 5 3600X and 3600 desktop CPUs.

Furthermore, these CPUs also support the PCI-E 4.0 which will tie-in with the upcoming AMD Navi GPU. However, there are some uncertainties regarding which chipsets will support the PCI-E 4.0 for Navi and Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs.

CPU Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock Cache Launch
Ryzen 9 3900X 12/24 3.8GHz 4.6 GHz 70MB $499 July 7, 2019
Ryzen 7 3800X 8/16  3.9GHz 4.5 GHz 36MB $399 July 7
Ryzen 7 3700X  8/16 3.6GHz 4.4 GHz 36MB $329 July 7
Ryzen 5 3600X  6/12 3.8GHz 4.4 GHz 35MB $249 July 7
Ryzen 5 3600 6/12 3.6GHz 4.2 GHz 35MB $199 July 7

Ryzen 9 3900X outperforming the Intel Core i9-9900K is an incredible achievement given that Intel has confirmed that i9-9900K features 8-Cores/16 Threads and all of the cores feature 5.0 GHz of boost clock.

The reason why Ryzen 9 3900X is able to beat the Intel Core i9-9900K is probably due to its higher Core/Thread count. In the end, what matters to the consumer is the price-to-performance ratio and AMD certainly has the best one.

Aside from GPUs and desktop CPUs, AMD is also powering the PlayStation 5. Sony has confirmed the specs for PS5 and they are impressive. According to Sony, the console features custom AMD chip based on 3rd gen Ryzen with 8-Cores.

Furthermore, the console features AMD Navi as its GPU and supports real-time Ray Tracing.

Real-Time Ray Tracing is currently only supported by Nvidia RTX GPUs and it seems in coming years, Nvidia will not only have competition from AMD but from consoles too.