AMD unveils new processors and graphics cards – South African pricing

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.

ryzen 9

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

The entire Ryzen 3rd-generation CPU lineup has been listed at local retailers, including Wootware, Evetech, and Rebel Tech.

There is currently no local pricing available for the top-of-the-range Ryzen 9 3950X.

AMD Ryzen 3rd-Gen Pricing
CPU Wootware Evetech Rebel Tech
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.

Radeon RX5700

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

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