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AMD Demonstrates Ryzen 3000 Series CPU - Beats Intel's i9-9900K

Beating the i9-9900K with less power draw.

AMD Demonstrates Ryzen 3000 Series CPU - Beats Intel's i9-9900K

AMD Demonstrates Ryzen 3000 Series CPU - Beats Intel's i9-9900K

During their CES 2019 keynote, AMD demonstrated a pre-production Ryzen 3000 series processor, one which presumably offers eight cores and sixteen threads.  

AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processor is built using the company Zen 2 processor cores and is manufactured using TSMC's 7nm manufacturing process, delivering major performance boosts over its last-generation counterparts while also consuming less power. New features like PCIe 4.0 will also be available on Ryzen 3000 series processors. 

Lisa Su also confirmed that their Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series processors would release in mid-2019, revealing no product names or detailed specifications. 


AMD Demonstrates Ryzen 3000 Series CPU - Beats Intel's i9-9900K 
On stage AMD compared this processor to Intel's i9-9900K, utilising Cinebench R15 to showcase the processors multi-threaded performance. On the AMD side, their Ryzen 3000 CPU (at unknown clock speeds) achieved a score of 2057, while Intel's i9-9900K achieved 2040 points, giving AMD a slight performance advantage.

Given AMD's use of an early engineering sample, AMD may be able to crank the clock speeds of their Zen 2 processors higher before launch, enabling them to increase their performance lead over Intel. 

In terms of power consumption, AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processor drew 30% less power than the Intel-powered system, showcasing the efficiency of AMD's new CPU architecture. AMD did not confirm the clock speeds of their engineering sample during their keynote. 
 

AMD Demonstrates Ryzen 3000 Series CPU - Beats Intel's i9-9900K  

At the end of AMD's keynote, the company showcased what their Ryzen 3000 series processor looks like under the IHS, confirming that AMD has moved to a similar multi-die configuration as their latest EPYC processors. With the smaller die being an 8-core, 16-thread 7nm processor while the secondary die focuses on I/O. 

This setup allows AMD to use the same CPU dies as their EPYC 2nd Generation processors, a move which will enable AMD to manufacture their Zen 2 silicon in larger volumes. This, in turn, will allow AMD to offer improved CPU speed bins, which is great news for high-end models.   

Looking at the chip below it is possible that AMD could fit a secondary CPU die under their AM4 IHS, though this would result in a cramped final chip. AMD could be capping their Ryzen 3000 series chips at eight cores on AM4, though a 16-core option isn't out of the question. 


AMD Demonstrates Ryzen 3000 Series CPU - Beats Intel's i9-9900K  

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09-01-2019, 14:09:36

looz
Wait, is that beating 9900k with a 8/16 configuration? In that case, impressive.


Edit: yes it is. 9900k is stock so 4.7GHz all cores.Quote

09-01-2019, 14:10:26

NeverBackDown
Damn impressive to come that far though. If clock speeds are similar to how they acted on previous designs then that's a large performance jump just off of architecture.

Hard to judge fully until we get actual numbers.Quote

09-01-2019, 14:29:38

Emu
It is a pity that they decided to wait until mid-2019 to release them to consumers. I was expecting a upgrade sometime in the next few weeks to a 3700x from my 2700x. :\Quote

09-01-2019, 15:04:14

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emu View Post
It is a pity that they decided to wait until mid-2019 to release them to consumers. I was expecting a upgrade sometime in the next few weeks to a 3700x from my 2700x. :\
The reason is mostly likely to build up supply as it typically takes anywhere from 3-6 months to get enough supply for launch. Especially since this is 7nm and it's a very in high demand lithographyQuote

09-01-2019, 15:43:26

RobM
watched the entire show and @ face value things are looking very very good for CPU and if the vega 7 can manage 2080 performance at that price GPU is looking great alsoQuote
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