AMD Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 7 3700X Review

review by Forbes

Today AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs hit the shelves. Forbes has posted a review showing what the Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 7 3700X has to offer. The Ryzen 9 3900X is a 12-core, 24-thread monster, while the Ryzen 7 3700X is a 8-core, 16-thread successor to the previous generation – Ryzen 7 2700X.

 

  Cores/Threads Base/Boost Freq Total Cache TDP (Watts) Included cooler SEP (USD) Availability
Ryzen 9 3950X 16/32 3.5GHz/4.7GHz 72MB 105W Wraith Prism RGB $749 September
Ryzen 9 3900X 12/24 3.8GHz/4.6GHz 70MB 105W Wraith Prism RGB $499 July 7, 2019
Ryzen 7 3800X 8/16 3.9GHz/4.5GHz 36MB 105W Wraith Prism RGB $399 July 7, 2019
Ryzen 7 3700X 8/16 3.6GHz/4.4GHz 36MB 65W Wraith Prism RGB $329 July 7, 2019
Ryzen 5 3600X 6/12 3.8GHz/4.4GHz 35MB 95W Wraith Spire $249 July 7, 2019
Ryzen 5 3600 6/12 3.6GHz/4.4GHz 35MB 65W Wraith Stealth $199 July 7, 2019

 

 

Benchmarks

The Ryzen 7 3700X, meanwhile, also punched well above its weight and offering similar performance to the Core i9-9900K in Adobe Premiere Pro, at least in my 4K video export, is rather damning for Intel given the price difference. Ultimately, what this all boils down to is for everything content creation/multi-threaded, AMD is now absolutely dominant except if you have piles of cash to spend on an Intel Core i9-9980XE and rendering/exporting time is money. In games AMD is mostly slightly better, equal to, or not that far behind Intel depending on the title, even in more CPU-bound setups. As such, for a multi-purpose PC, AMD is by far the best choice, however far your budget stretches. The Zen 2 architecture and AMD’s move to 7nm in one go is a huge leap forward in performance and value too and I think the best is yet to come with the Ryzen 9 3950X, which has even higher frequencies and core/thread counts.

Source: Forbes

 

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