AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Processors Might Steal CES 2019

AMD has already made it clear that they are going to announce next-generation products at CES 2019 and enthusiasts are hardly able to contain themselves. Many believe that AMD will be releasing Ryzen 3000 series processors at CES 2019 and they might be right!

Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs

Internet sleuths recently noticed that Russian price tracking website e-Katalog has numerous Ryzen 3000 ‘Matisse’ series processors listed (they are still up). The biggest surprise of the leak is that AMD appears to be launching a Ryzen 9 sku with the introduction of 3000 series that consists of two processors that have 16 cores and 32 threads.  The Ryzen 9 3800X is expected to be the first 16-core, 32-thread processor from AMD and could be unveiled at CES 2019 for $449. The 3800X is shown to have a 3.9GHz base clock with a 4.7GHz boost clock and a 125W TDP. That’s impressive, but AMD has an even higher clocked part in the works. The Ryzen 9 3850X CPU is expected to come out May 2019 with an impressive 4.3GHz base clock and 5.1GHz boost clock. The TDP creeps up to 135W on this part, but the best part is that the price tag is only going up $50. So, AMD could have a 5.1GHz capable 16-core, 32-thread processor coming for $500. Damn!

Processor Cores / Threads Base / Boost Clock TDP Price Launch
Ryzen 9 3850X 16 / 32 4.3 / 5.1GHz 135W $499 May 2019
Ryzen 9 3800X 16 / 32 3.9 / 4.7GHz 125W $449 CES
Ryzen 7 3700X 12 / 24 4.2 / 5.0GHz 105W $329 CES
Ryzen 7 3700 12 / 24 3.8 / 4.6GHz 95W $299 CES
Ryzen 5 3600X 8 / 16 4.0 / 4.8GHz 95W $229 CES
Ryzen 5 3600 8 / 16 3.6 / 4.4GHz 65W $178 CES
Ryzen 3 3300X 6 / 12 3.5 / 4.3GHz 65W $129 CES
Ryzen 3 3300 6 / 12 3.2 / 4.0GHz 50W $99 CES

On the other end of the Ryzen 3000 series is the Ryzen 3 3300, which has 6-cores and 12-thread for just $99. The clock speeds on this hex-core chip are 3.2GHz boost and 4GHz boost with just a  50W TDP. Crazy – $99 for a 6-core, 12-thread processor at 4GHz. Gamers and enthusiasts are likely more interested in the CPUs that support AMD XFR technology and for that the Ryzen 3 3300X might be of more interest at $129. It has the same number of cores as the Ryzen 3 3300, but they are clocked higher at 3.5GHz base and 4.3GHz boost at a 65W TDP. That would be unreal for $130!

Moving up to the Ryzen 5 models we have the Ryzen 5 3600 8-core, 16-thread processor at 3.6GHz boost and up to 4.4GHz for $178. The Ryzen 5 3600X bumps those clock speeds up to 4GHz base clock and 4.8GHz boost for $229. The Ryzen 5 3600 comes with a 65W TDP and the X variant with a 95W TDP.

From there we get into the Ryzen 7 series and the Ryzen 7 3700 12-core, 24-thread CPU is shown with a 3.8GHz base and 4.6GHz boost clock at 95W TDP for $299. The higher clocked Ryzen 7 3700X bumps up the clock speeds to 4.2GHz base and 5GHz boost with a 105W TDP at $329.

If this information and price points are close to the truth, then wow, AMD is really going for it. We can’t wait to get to CES 2019 to find out!