AMD Ryzen 3000 series

AMD Ryzen 3000 series

The first time we heard the announcement for the new 3rd generation of Ryzen CPUs was at the 2019 CES. Sadly though there is no official release date, all we have is somewhere in mid-2019. If we had to give it our best guess the 3rd Gen CPU should release somewhere between May-July as their previous launches were March, and then the 2nd Gen was released in April of 2018 so if we follow the trend that AMD releases their CPUs then the next release should be May. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens until then.

Ryzen 3000 series

As much as we would love to give you a wild estimate of how much the brand new 3rd Gen CPUs might cost, AMD has not released any information as to how much their brand new processors will cost on release. The only swource of information regarding the price of the new CPUs comes to as as a leak from the YouTuber AdoredTV and he lists all the possible model names and prices for the upcoming CPUs.

Here is the potential pricing (All pricing has been converted from USD into ZA and the pricing is all speculation and not fact) and model names of the 3rd Gen Processors by AMD:

  • Ryzen 9 3850X - R6964,79
  • Ryzen 9 3800X - R6266,92
  • Ryzen 7 3700X - R4592,02
  • Ryzen 7 3700 - R4173,29
  • Ryzen 5 3600X - R3196,27
  • Ryzen 5 3600G - R2777,54
  • Ryzen 5 3600 - R2484,43
  • Ryzen 3 3300X - R1800,52
  • Ryzen 3 3300G - R1800
  • Ryzen 3 3300 - R1381,79


Although the prices look extremely tantalizing we do need to take it as what it is, just a rumour, and prices could fluctuate higher or lower between now and their release. This is just a faint idea.

As far as the specs go for the upcoming releases, we know of one processor that is an 8-core and 16- thread chip designed to go punch for punch with the current heavyweight champ, the Core i9-9900K from Intel.

AMD Ryzen 3000

At the CES 2019 keynote the Ryzen 3000 series managed to achieve a solid score of 2023 whereas the i9-9900K managed to achieve a score of 1873 and the Ryzen 2700X scores 1798. So as it stands the new 3000 series might give the Core i9-9900K a slight run for its money when it is eventually released. Despite being a whole new generation of processor it will still be compatible with the AM4 sockets used by the 2nd Gen Ryzen CPUs.

Now according to some leaked specs, the 8-core 16-threaded CPU is not the biggest or baddest beast that Ryzen has to offer. There is a 16-core and 32-threaded monster with a max boost clock speed of 5.1 GHz, but we still don't know all too much about yet. Will it be similar to the threadripper CPUs or will this be more focussed towards a balanced, gaming and productivity? We will just have to wait and see.

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