AMD has launched a variety of new desktop processors and graphics cards, which it claims are designed to push the limits of gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators.
The new third-generation Ryzen CPUs boast higher clock speeds and larger L3 cache sizes than the previous generation, and the hardware giant claims the chips are well-equipped to provide a superior gaming experience across both 1080p and 1440p resolutions.
These processors also have improved efficiency numbers, offering up to 58% better performance-per-watt for the Ryzen 9 CPUs, and up to 30% better performance per watt for the Ryzen 7 chips.
The new Radeon graphics card lineup comprises two pieces of hardware that AMD claims are great value for 1440p gamers – the Radeon RX 5700 and the Radeon RX 5700 XT.
These GPUs support GDDR6 memory and PCIe 4.0, and provide up to 1.5-times the performance per watt compared to the previous generation.
Rebel Tech told MyBroadband that it expects these new CPUs and GPUs to arrive in South Africa later this week.
AMD 3rd-Gen Ryzen CPUs – Specifications
The specifications for each of the new Ryzen 3rd-generation processors are listed below.
Core counts range from four from the Ryzen 3 3200G up to 16 for the Ryzen 9 3950X, with each CPU in the range offering multi-threading.
|AMD Ryzen 3rd-Gen Specifications|
|CPU||Cores/Threads||Base Frequency||Boost Frequency||TDP|
|Ryzen 9 3950X||16/32||3.5GHz||4.7GHz||105W|
|Ryzen 9 3900X||12/24||3.8GHz||4.6GHz||105W|
|Ryzen 7 3800X||8/16||3.9GHz||4.5GHz||105W|
|Ryzen 7 3700X||8/16||3.6GHz||4.4GHz||65W|
|Ryzen 5 3600X||6/12||3.8GHz||4.4GHz||95W|
|Ryzen 5 3600||6/12||3.6GHz||4.2GHz||65W|
|Ryzen 5 3400G||4/8||3.7GHz||4.2GHz||65W|
|Ryzen 3 3200G||4/8||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||65W|
AMD 3rd-Gen Ryzen CPUs – Pricing
There is currently no local pricing available for the top-of-the-range Ryzen 9 3950X.
|AMD Ryzen 3rd-Gen Pricing|
|Ryzen 9 3950X||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Ryzen 9 3900X||R9,799||R9,799||R9,799|
|Ryzen 7 3800X||R7,799||R7,799||R7,799|
|Ryzen 7 3700X||R6,499||R6,499||R6,499|
|Ryzen 5 3600X||R4,599||R4,299||R4,899|
|Ryzen 5 3600||R3,799||R3,499||R3,899|
|Ryzen 5 3400G||R2,999||R2,999||R2,999|
|Ryzen 3 3200G||R1,999||R1,999||R1,999|
AMD Radeon RX 5700 – Specifications
The specifications for AMD’s new Radeon RX 500 and RX 5700 XT graphics cards are listed below.
The Radeon RX 5700 XT boasts more stream processors, a higher clock speed, and better floating-point performance than the smaller Radeon RX 5700 GPU.
|AMD Radeon RX 5700 Specifications|
|CPU||Stream Processors||TFLOPS||Game Clock||Boost Clock|
|Radeon RX 5700 XT||2,560||9.75||1,755MHz||1,905MHz|
|Radeon RX 5700||2,304||7.95||1,625MHz||1,725MHz|
AMD Radeon RX 5700 – Pricing
South African pricing for the new AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT graphics cards is listed below, courtesy of Rebel Tech and Wootware.
|AMD Radeon RX 5700 Pricing|
|Graphics Card||Wootware||Rebel Tech|
|XFX Radeon RX 5700||R6,299||–|
|XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT||R7,199||–|
|ASUS Radeon RX 5700||R7,699||–|
|Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700||–||R7,749|
|ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT||R8,799||–|
|Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT||–||R9,269|