At this years Computex, AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) debuted its third generation of Ryzen processors. This consumer-level processor is built around a new 7nm “Zen” core which features 2x the floating point, 2x the cache size, and up to 15% more IPC (instructions per clock cycle). Ryzen 3rd Generation is also the world’s first processor to support PCIe 4.0.
PCIe 4.0 is a huge leap over its predecessor in that it offers twice the bandwidth, allowing 32GB of data transfer in both directions versus 16GB on PCIe 3.0. This extra bandwidth coupled with a PCIe 4.0 graphics card (such as the Navi RX 5000 series coming soon) can provide up to a 69% performance boost over an Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti as noted in the keynote speech by AMD CEO Lisa Su.
When compared to an Intel i7 9700K, the Ryzen 7 3700X which features 8 cores, 16 threads, a TDP of 65 watts, a base clock of 3.6 GHz and a boost clock of 4.4 GHz, performed 33% faster in Cinebench R20.
The 3rd Generation Ryzen family of processors will be available on July 7, 2019, with prices ranging from $329 for the Ryzen 7 3700x up to $499 for Ryzen 9 3900X.