AMD presented all the artillery during the past Computex 2019 , but it seems that it still had several aces up its sleeve for this E3 2019. After unveiling the new Ryzen 3000 and its Navi Radeon 5000 graphics, now the company led by Lisa Su has presented its new top-end processor to hit Intel, as well as new details of what will be its new generation graphics to compete against Nvidia.
Both Sony and Microsoft and Google have announced that AMD and its RDNA architecture will be present on three of the great gaming platforms of the future. This is: PlayStation 5 , Stadia and Project Scarlett . A sweet moment that AMD wants to continue extending with the new products presented: the new AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, the first 16-core processor for gaming of the Ryzen series and the new Radeon RX 5700 XT , based on AMD Navi and with a capacity up to 9.75 TFLOPs for 449 dollars.
To get an idea, the AMD Threadripper has a TDP of 180W. Meanwhile, the counterpart of Intel, which requires motherboards and more advanced components, is at 165W. Taking into account these data is where the striking of the new AMD Ryzen 9 3950 X, the first processor of 16 cores of the Ryzen series for desk that despite increasing the number of cores maintains the TDP of the previous models and remains in a not inconsiderable 105W .
The AMD 3950X comes with 16 cores, 32 threads, a base frequency of 3.5GHz and a peak of 4.7GHz. We are facing a CPU with 72MB of cache , manufactured in 7 nanometers and that makes use of the new Zen 2 cores that offer a better performance of 15% compared to the previous generation.
But probably the most interesting thing about this new AMD 3950X is its size. We are facing a 16-core CPU but that is still compatible with the existing AM4 motherboards . The AMD X570 platform already accepts PCI Express 4.0, so it will not be necessary to change the board in order to use these new processors.
When will Ryzen 9 3950X be available and at what price? Lisa Su announced during their conference at E3 2019 that they will arrive in September 2019 at a price of 749 dollars , considerably higher than the 499 dollars of the 3900X model but equally competitive considering that we are facing one of the most advanced CPUs on the market to play, but the most.
The new family of AMD RX 5700 GPUs based on Navi had as many promises as there were unknowns . Fortunately the company has been commissioned in this E3 2019 to clear some of them.
The Radeon 5700 graphics are manufactured in 7 nanometers, compatible with PCIe 4.0 and using up to 8GB of RAM GDDR6 . The family met in the Computex, but now comes a new model, the Radeon RX 5700 XT, with features slightly higher than previously announced.
The new Radeon RX 5700 XT has 40CUs, a base frequency of 1.6GHz and a power of up to 9.75TFLOP s. A power capable of reaching 10,14TFLOPs in its 50th anniversary edition, a modification with ‘overclock’ to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the brand.
AMD explains that the new Radeon RX 5700 uses the RDNA architecture that offers up to 1.5 times more performance per watt, includes detail improvement technologies, improvements in lag reduction by up to 31% and is compatible with DisplayPort 1.4 to work with resolutions up to 8K HDR at 60Hz or 4K HDR at 144Hz or higher.