AMD did not manage to keep in confidence the information about its next generation Ryzen CPUs, 99% based on Zen 2 architecture – there has been some online gossip of the upcoming Ryzen series 3000 launches. Without too much detail, here is what the new generation is going to offer:
- Ryzen 3 (6 cores / 12 threads):
- Ryzen 3 3300 – clock: 3.3 GHz, Turbo: 4.0 GHz
- Ryzen 3 3300X – clock: 3.5 GHz, Turbo: 4.3 GHz
- Ryzen 3 3300G – clock: 3.0 GHz, Turbo: 3.8 GHz
- Ryzen 5 (8 cores / 16 threads):
- Ryzen 5 3600 – clock: 3.6 GHz, Turbo: 4.4 GHz
- Ryzen 5 3600X – clock: 4.0 GHz, Turbo: 4.8 GHz
- Ryzen 5 3600G – clock: 3.2 GHz, Turbo: 4.0 GH
- Ryzen 7 (12 cores / 24 threads):
- Ryzen 7 3700 – clock: 3.8 GHz, Turbo: 4.6 GHz
- Ryzen 7 3700X – clock: 4.2 GHz, Turbo: 5.0 GHz
- Ryzen 9 (16 cores / 32 threads):
- Ryzen 9 3800 – clock: 3.9 GHz, Turbo: 4.7 GHz
- Ryzen 9 3850X – clock: 4.3 GHz, Turbo: 5.1 GHz
In addition, there was some talk about lower tier CPUs, the new Athlon 330GE, 340GE and (which may be surprising for some) Duron x4 1000 and X4 1100X along with Duron 300GE and 320GE CPUs. All these products are probably going to be compatible with today’s motherboards for the AM4 base, and the first official statements should be published in early January at CES Las Vegas.
This is a very interesting perspective, and the future ahead of the prospective customers is more red than blue… Still, remember that this is only gossip, and the facts may change or the information may be denied.
The most curious question is whether this increase of available multi-thread CPU models will be followed by a lot of new software or games capable of using these cores and threads effectively; at the moment, software is becoming the key obstacle for good performance.