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A rundown on the rumors surrounding Ryzen 3000 series and Navi GPU.

Tags: Navi , Ryzen

Published Dec. 14, 2018, 6:57 a.m.

With so many speculations doing the rounds, AMD will have a lot on its plate at CES 2019.


AMD disrupted the PC market when it first launched its first batch of Ryzen processors last year. The Ryzen 7, 5 and 3 had great performance to price ratio. AMD delivered the same high end performance as Intel at half the price. The trend continued in 2018 as new Ryzen 2000 series processors were introduced by AMD.

Now, we are a few days away from 2019 and CES is right around the corner. AMD is known to showcase its new products at the event every year and this time it will be no different. With so many rumors already doing the rounds, let’s look at how AMD may disrupt the PC market, again.

Ryzen 3000 series


The first gen Ryzen processors offered double cores with good TDP against their similarly priced Intel counterparts. The second gen Ryzen series had similar number of cores with a marginal increase in speed to the first gen and it seemed more like an iteration rather than a genuine upgrade.

The Ryzen 3000 will be based on AMD’s new Zen 2 architecture and the chip will be a 7nm process. The series is set to offer more number of cores and a significant increase in the base as well as the boost clock.

For instance, the Ryzen 7 3700X will offer 12 cores and 16 threads at a whooping 5 GHz boost clock. This is a massive improvement over the Ryzen 2700X which had 8 cores 16 thread configuration and a 4.2 GHz boost clock.

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The Ryzen 5 3600X is set to feature an 8 core 16 thread configuration which is a significant bump over the 2600X which had 6 core 12 thread. The rumors also suggest that the entry level Ryzen 3 processors will get up to 6 cores with multi-threading enabled.

In comparison Intel still offers dual core processors in its low end i3 line up. Getting a 6 core processor at a price of $100 was nearly impossible and if AMD sticks to its current pricing model it may become a reality now.

Then there are also rumors about AMD introducing 16 core Ryzen 9 processors. The new processors will run on the X570 motherboards but should also do fine on the current AM4 socketed motherboards.

Navi GPU

[Source: AMD Youtube Channel]

AMD is also set to unveil its 7nm based Navi GPU. According to some rumors these new graphic cards are successors to the AMD’s popular mid-range Radeon 500 series. While on the other hand, some leaks also suggest that these cards may be AMD’s response to Nvidia’s RTX lineup at just half the price.

The new Navi GPU should perform similar to an RTX 2070 at a price of $250. The RTX 2070 costs around $500, at the time of writing.

This rumor seems too good to be true as it will turn AMD’s own high end Vega 64 & Vega 56 obsolete, which AMD just released last year. AMD recently also unveiled Radeon RX 590 at a price of $250 which further contradicts this rumor.

[Source: AMD Website]

AMD is looking to surprise fans at the CES to be held in January 2019 with its new 7nm CPUs and GPUs, just like it did in 2017. With Ryzen 3000 processors packing so many cores and tremendous speed, it will be interesting to see how they fare against Intel’s recently announced Sunny Cove lineup.