AMD Announces Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X

We recently took the Ryzen 9 3900 without notice in a record spin, but now the chip is officially launched … more or less. AMD announced the Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X with little fanfare today, but only for OEM customers and system integrators (SI). The 3900 is available worldwide, while the 3500X is only available in China.

AMD designed the Ryzen 9 3900 to offer most of the 24 horsepower of the impressive 3900X, but within a much lower 65W TDP range. that his older brother who consumes 105 W. It is really a pity that this processor does not reach the retail market, since it would present a great value option for budget makers, particularly for small form factor constructions. It was quite impressive in our tests, but as it is Now, this chip will only come in prefabricated systems. [19659004] SEP (USD)
Cores / threads
Frequent base ncy
Boost frequency
Total cache
PCIe 4.0 lanes (processor / chipset)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
$ 499
3.8 GHz [19659012] 4.6 GHz
AMD Ryzen 9 3900N / A
65W3.1 GHz4.3 GHz70MB24/16
Ryzen 7 3700X
$ 329
8/16 [19659011] 65W
3.6 GHz
4.4 GHz
Ryzen 5 3600
$ 199
65W [19659011] 3.6 GHz
4.2 GHz
Ryzen 5 3500X
N / A [19659012] 6/6
3.6 GHz
4.1 GHz

Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 3500X is positioned as a six-core model but comes without multiple s simultaneous -threading (SMT), which means it only has six performance threads on offer. Surprisingly, the 3500X will only be available to OEM / SI customers in China. This chip is intended to address Intel’s Core i5-9400F in the OEM market, but there are also rumors that a Ryzen 5 3500 (non-X model) will hit the market soon. Unfortunately, it could also be destined for OEM / SI markets, but only time will tell.

Both processors come with all expected Ryzen 3000 series products, such as the 7 nm process, Zen 2 microarchitecture and PCIe 4.0 support.

Here is AMD’s announcement on the subject:

“The Ryzen 9 3900, now available worldwide, and Ryzen 5 3500X, available only in China, enjoy the features of current series processors Ryzen 3000, allowing OEM and SI partners to take full advantage of AMD’s most advanced CPU platform, both Ryzen processors offer powerful games and high-speed productivity performance, industry-leading PCIe 4.0 support, Precision Boost Overdrive from AMD and Ryzen Master Utility and, like all Ryzen 3000 processors, are fully unlocked for performance tuning. “

AMD does not share the prices of these chips. As OEM models, they are mainly purchased in volume purchases only. As such, we do not expect the company to share pricing information in the short term. Both chips are available for OEMs now.

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