As the prophecy foretold AMD has announced Ryzen 3000 CPUs at Computex 2019. From July 7, 2019, gamers will be able to slot Zen 2 processing power into their gaming PCs - harnessing all the world's first desktop 7nm x86 CPU has to offer and running at colossal PCIe 4.0 bandwidth thanks to the X570 platform. Under the hood sits AMD's Zen 2 architecture. Each Ryzen AM4 package is a combination of either one or two 7nm processing chiplets paired with a single 14nm chiplet, resulting in an impressive power/performance ratio over its first and second generation predecessors. No doubt thanks somewhat to TSMC's 7nm process node. Thanks to all that lithographic goodness, the octacore Ryzen 7 3800X is able to boost to a max clock speed of 4.5GHz from 3.9GHz base, and the 12-core Ryzen 9 chip up to a whopping 4.6GHz from 3.8GHz.
As for performance, AMD has increased IPC by a whopping 15% with Zen 2. It's also doubled cache size and doubled floating point performance. So how does that shake out? Well, AMD's touted its 3700X as over 30% faster than Intel's i7 9700K in multithreaded Cinebench R20 benchmarking. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 7 3800X matches Intel's i9 9900K in AMD's own PUBG benchmark. In addition, the Ryzen 9 3900X outperforms Intel's Core i9 9920X by 14% in single-threaded Cinebench R20 and 6% in multithreaded testing. And all that starting from $329 with the Ryzen 7 3700X. You'll be able to get your hands on Ryzen 3000 chips from July 7 alongside X570 motherboards.