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One of the beastliest mainstream desktop processors you can buy right now is AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X. Calling it a 'mainstream' part is strictly a technicality, because with 12 cores and 24 threads at its disposable, the Ryzen 9 3900X is one heck of a multi-threaded workhorse. As if the sheer number of cores and threads was not enough, however, an overclocker saw fit to douse the part in liquid nitrogen and crank the clock to 5.62GHz, en route to setting a wPrime world record. Let's talk about the Ryzen 9 3900X for a moment. It's based on AMD's latest generation Zen 2 architecture, and is built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. At stock settings, it has a 3.8GHz base clock and 4.6GHz boost... Read more...
AMD is off to a strong start with its Ryzen 3000 family of 7nm Zen 2 processors. We've seen month after month that the processors have been gaining strength in the retail market, and have been walloping Intel's current-generation Core CPUs in some regions. The folks at MSI are looking to expand their family of X570-based motherboards for the Ryzen 3000 family with the launch of the MEG X570 Unify. For those that prefer a stealthier look for your rig that doesn't alert its presence from a mile away, you'll be glad to know that the MEG X570 Unify doesn't come with RGB LED flourishes throughout. "By eliminating all the redundant RGB LED from the motherboard and adopting the UV black printing,... Read more...
AMD is evidently still battling a shortage of silicon at the upper end of its third generation Ryzen stack. This mostly affects the Ryzen 9 3900X. We took a quick peek on Amazon and found several marketplace sellers hawking the high-end chip at grossly inflated prices. Adding insult to injury, many of those same listings show the chip as being back-ordered. The good news is, this should only be temporary. In a roundabout sort of way, AMD recently confirmed it is dealing with a shortage, saying it is "focusing on meeting the strong demand" for its newest Ryzen processors. The comment came when AMD announced the new ship date for its Ryzen 9 3950X would be November—that chip was originally... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors have made a positive impact on the PC enthusiast market, the likes of which we haven't seen in years. From a performance-per-dollar standpoint, AMD's disruptive Zen 2 architecture offers a strong value proposition for new desktop PC builders from all walks of life and for many use cases including gaming, content creation and other workstation-class requirements. In fact, we were so impressed by Ryzen 3000 series processors in our launch review, that we decided we needed to have AMD's new architecture in our production flow here at HotHardware. This also presented us with an opportunity to call upon a few industry friends like Maingear Computers, Gigabyte, EVGA... Read more...
AMD renewed competition in the CPU space back in 2017, when its Zen-based Ryzen processors stormed the scene a couple of months earlier than originally anticipated. These processors combined good enough single-threaded performance with many core architectures at attractive prices. If you needed king-of-the-hill single thread performance, Intel was still on top, but Ryzen brought multi-core performance to a price point more palatable to the masses, and were great choices for general purpose workloads and multitasking alike. A year later, second-generation Ryzen CPUs based on the Zen+ architecture brought more performance per dollar, but the relative pecking order was maintained;... Read more...
By all accounts, AMD knocked it out of the park when it launched the Ryzen 3000 family of 7nm Zen 2 processors earlier this month (check out our review here). Not only did AMD strengthen its position with multi-threaded performance (long a strong suit), but the company also beefed up its sometimes lacking single-threaded performance. Couple the excellent all-around performance with attractive price points, and you can see why enthusiasts have been quick to snap up the processors. However, there's one particular SKU that has proved to be elusive to enthusiasts: the Ryzen 9 3900X. This is the current flagship of the Ryzen 3000 family; well, at least until the Ryzen 9 3950X arrives in September.... Read more...
The Core i9-9900K is among the fastest processors that Intel makes available for the mainstream/enthusiast segment of the market. The processor is part of Intel's 9th generation Core family, has 8 cores/16 threads along with a base clock of 3.6GHz and single-core boost of 5GHz. However, AMD is gunning for Intel in a big way with its lineup of Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 processors. We've already seen a number of overclocked benchmarks for the top dog Ryzen 9 3950X, but now we're getting some stock numbers for the 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X which sits just below it in AMD's processor hierarchy. New Geekbench results discovered by TUM_APISAK show that this 12-core... Read more...