AMD 16-Core Ryzen 9 3850X Zen 2 CPU Rumored At $560, 12-Core Ryzen 7 3700X $370

AMD Dr. Lisa Su
It is a known fact that AMD will release a new round of processors based on its 7-nanometer Zen 2 CPU architecture, and the company even gave a sneak peek at what is to come back at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. For the most part, though, specs and prices remain a mystery. That said, we are starting to see some leaks online that purportedly offer up both details on the upcoming Zen 2 launch.

The latest to do so is Bizgram, an online retailer in Singapore. The retailer updated its product catalog with a host of Ryzen 3000 series processors, none of which have been announced, but some of which have not yet been teased, either. Here is a snapshot taken from the vendor's catalog...

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Prices
Source: Bizgram (PDF)

At the top of the stack we see a couple of Ryzen 9 processors, including the Ryzen 9 3850X  and Ryzen 9 3800X, priced at 760 and 684 Singapore dollars ($561 and $505), respectively. Based on previous leaks, both processors are expected to be 16-core/32-thread chips. The Ryzen 9 3850X is the fastest part, reportedly with a 4.3GHz base clock and 5.1GHz boost clock, while the Ryzen 9 3800X runs at 3.9Ghz to 4.7GHz.

The product catalog also highlights a full range of Ryzen 3000 series, including Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 3 SKUs. If once again basing specs on prior leaks, here is what we are looking at...
  • Ryzen 3 3300: 6-core/12-thread, 50W, 3.2GHz to 4GHz, $111
  • Ryzen 3 3300X: 6-core/12-thread, 3.5GHz to 4.3GHz, 65W, $145
  • Ryzen 3 3300G: 6-core-12-thread, Navi graphics, 3GHz to 3.8GHz, 65W, $145
  • Ryzen 5 3600: 8-core/16-thread, 3.6GHz to 4.4GHz, 65W, $200
  • Ryzen 5 3600X: 8-core/16-thread, 4GHz to 4.8GHz, 95W, $258
  • Ryzen 5 3600G: 8-core, 16-thread, 3.2GHz to 4GHz, Navi graphics, 95W, $224
  • Ryzen 7 3700: 12-core, 24-thread, 3.8GHz to 4.6GHz, 95W, $336
  • Ryzen 7 3700X: 12-core, 24-thread, 4.2GHz to 5GHz, 105W, $370
  • Ryzen 9 3800X: 16-core, 32-thread, 3.9GHz to 4.7GHz, 125W, $505
  • Ryzen 9 3850X: 16-core, 32-thread, 4.3GHz to 5.1GHz, 135W, $561
None of that is official and/or set in stone. As it pertains to pricing, those are all converted amounts based on the above product catalog. We do not usually see straight conversions from one territory to another, and with this being an early leak, the prices could be further inflated (previous leaks had pricing on each a bit lower). Nevertheless, this is what we have to go on at the moment.

Zen 2, otherwise known as Matisse, is expected to deliver increased power efficiency and a bump in IPC (instructions per clock) by a magnitude of 12-15 percent compared to the 12nm Zen+ Ryzen 2000 desktop CPU series that launched in mid-2018.

It is also worth noting that AMD is using a chiplet design for its Ryzen 3000 series. This consists of a smaller 7nm Zen 2 die paired with a larger I/O die (perhaps 14nm), which will introduce native support for things like PCIe 4.0.

As for when all of these processors will debut, AMD has pointed to mid-2019. Towards the end of the year, AMD will follow up its Zen 2 desktop CPU launch with mobile Zen 2 chips.