AMD announces an incredibly powerful 16-core 7nm processor

AMD has announced its newest development, a lineup of 3rd generation Ryzen desktop CPUs that seem like they might defeat Intel for the first time in several years. The news was presented at AMD’s Next Horizon Gaming Event.

The newest reveal doesn’t concern the just-announced 16-core, 32-thread $750 Ryzen 9 3950X processor, which has a 3.5GHz base clock, 4.7GHz boost clock, an enormous 72MB of cache and an unheard-of 105W TDP for that many cores. It is actually referring to the rest of the Ryzen 3000 lineup that AMD confirmed at Computex two weeks prior, and launching on July the 7th.

The company has revealed data that implies that its new 7nm processors are more affordable and more power efficient, also faster at creator tasks due to the extra cores, and also in a tight race with Intel’s best processor in gaming performance.

AMD states that while 40 percent of its speed and efficiency enhancement can be assigned to the smaller 7nm processor, 60 percent is the brand new design of its Zen 2 cores, which provides a 15 percent enhancement higher than the prior Zen architecture clock for clock.

The fascinating demo presented was aimed for streamers implying that although Intel and AMD might play games at an identical framerate, only the AMD processor can allow you to stream ultra-high video at the same time.

AMD also says that it’s included so much cache to these processors (up to 72MB) that the CPUs are enabled to make the games perform incredibly faster.

The company also stated that has plans to continue providing that type of backward compatibility through 2020 and for the future, rather than making users purchase a new additional board to the next CPU upgrade.

AMD’s David McAfee said that they plan to move off socket AM4, stating that it would likely take a considerable change in how memory or PCI expansion slots function before AMD have to move to another socket. AMD’s X570 platform already supports PCIe 4.0.

The company stated that its 7nm Zen 3 cores are already being worked on, and Zen 4 is the design phase, and also announced a couple of APUs with integrated graphics. Those are the Ryzen  5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G​ that basically have the last generation CPUs paired with more powerful Vega graphics than the previous ones. Concerning the 3400G, AMD’s stating it to be the most powerful graphics on a desktop processor.

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