Today at Computex, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is announcing the raft of processors it will be launching on its new Zen 2 chiplet-based microarchitecture. Among other things, AMD is unveiling its new Ryzen 9 product tier, which it is using for its 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X processor, and which runs at 4.6 GHz boost. All of the five processors will be PCIe 4.0 enabled, and while they are being accompanied by the new X570 chipset launch, they still use the same AM4 socket, meaning some AMD 300 and 400-series motherboards can still be used. We have all the details inside.
If the first few waves of Zen-based processors put AMD back on the map, this is the wave that will propel the company beyond Intel on all fronts – single-core performance, multicore performance, price, and on all fronts, from workstations to gaming. Intel will probably be trailing AMD on all these fronts until at least 2022.
AMD’s turnaround over the past few years is nothing short of stunning, and I’m quite sure my next machine will be rocking team red once again.
And Intel’s garbage has been discovered to be vulnerable to yet more serious design flaws requiring yet more expensive mitigations which AMD does not share. Let’s not forget that…
I’ve been an AMD fanboy since the K6-2 days. I’ve always found them to be much more innovative than Intel. In my opinion, they’ve always managed pull a rabbit out of a hat when it is most critical. The K6-2, the Athlon, the Athlon64 and now Ryzen prove that they have a hell of a chip design team. Even the A series APUs that had issues was a huge leap forward, too bad they did not manage to make it performant on its first few iterations.
To be, the Ryzen line has brought excitement back to the CPU market.