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AMD presents the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X chipset at half the price of the competing Intel chipset Core i9 9920X – TechCrunch



AMD CEO Lisa Su today held the Computex keynote address in Taipei, the first time the company has been invited to attend (the event officially starts tomorrow). During the presentation, AMD presented news about its chips and graphics processors, which will increase the price and performance pressure on its competitors Intel and Nvidia.

Chips

All new Ryzen CPUs of the third generation, the first with 7-nanometer desktop chips will hit the market on July 7th. Su's highlight was the announcement of the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900x 24-lead chip from AMD, the flagship of the third generation Ryzen family. It will be retail at $ 499, half the price of Intel's competing Core i9 9920X chipset starting at $ 1

,189.

The 3900x offers a 4.6GHz boost speed, 70MB total cache, and consumes 105 watts of thermal design power (compared to 165 watts in the i9 9920x), making it more efficient. According to AMD, the 3900x was about 18 percent faster in a Blender demo against Intel i9-9920x.

Starting prices for other chips in the family are $ 199 for the 6-core, 12-thread 3600; $ 329 for the 8-core Ryzen 3700x with 16 threads (with 4.4GHz boost, 36MB total cache, and 65W TDP); and $ 399 for the 8-core Ryzen 3800X with 16 threads (4.5 GHz, 32 MB cache, 105 W).

GPUs

AMD also announced that its first Navi GPUs will be the Radeon RX 5000 Series. Pricing is being closely monitored as it can put Nvidia under pressure to lower prices for competing products. AMD announced that the GPUs will be available in July. However, more details, including pricing, performance and new features, will not be announced until next month's E3 in Los Angeles.

Data Processors

AMD announced that its EPYC processors for data centers in Rome, which were first unveiled at CES in January, will be in the next quarter, a quarter earlier than expected, with Intel's Cascade Lake compete. According to AMD, EPYC Rome was twice as fast as Cascade Lake during a benchmark test.