The first listing of AMD's next-generation Ryzen 3000 series processors based on the Zen 2 core architecture has been spotted online. Listed by a Russian retailer, the site lists AMD's new Ryzen 9, Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors along with their key specifications.
AMD Ryzen 3000 Series AM4 Desktop CPUs Based on The Next-Gen Zen 2 Architecture Listed - Ryzen 9 3900X To Be The 16 Core Flagship?
The Russian retail site, E-Katalog (via Videocardz), has five Ryzen 3000 series processors listed on it at the moment. Now there's no way of confirming whether these specifications are real or just placeholders based on the recent leaks but AMD definitely has announcements planned for CES 2019 so retailers might just be getting ready if there's a planned introduction for the new processors at the keynote by the CEO of AMD, Lisa Su.
AMD's Zen 2 architecture would deliver the first 7nm desktop processors, improving the chip architecture and increasing the IPC from the previous generation. AMD will also be adding in efficiency improvements to the new processors achieved through the new process node that allows for higher clock speeds.
AMD Ryzen 9 3800X - A 16 Core AM4 Part With 125W TDP and Up To 4.7 GHz Clocks
Looking at the leaked processors from the listings, we first take a look at the Ryzen 9 3800X. AMD is moving their Ryzen family one step ahead with the new Ryzen 9 lineup which will offer twice the cores of the current flagship mainstream part, the Ryzen 7 2700X. The Ryzen 9 3800X would feature 16 cores and 32 threads.
It will run at a base frequency of 3.9 GHz and a boost frequency of 4.7 GHz (single-core). The chip will have a TDP of 125W which is slightly up from the 95W TDP for the previous generation 8 core parts, but considering you are getting twice the cores and much higher frequencies, the TDP trade-off would be negligible.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X & 3700 - Now With 12 Cores and Much Higher Frequencies
With the AMD Ryzen 7 3000 series lineup, AMD seems to be offering two new parts, the Ryzen 7 3700X and the Ryzen 7 3700. Both parts are identical in core configuration with the differences lying in the clocks and TDP. The Ryzen 7 3700X will feature 12 cores and 24 threads which is 4 more cores and 8 more threads compared to the Ryzen 7 2700X. The CPU will clock in at 4.2 GHz base and 5 GHz boost clocks, matching the highest speed of Intel's fastest 8 core chip in a 105W TDP package.
The Ryzen 7 3700, on the other hand, will feature slightly tuned clock speeds at 3.8 GHz base and 4.6 GHz boost with a TDP of 95W. It'll be interesting to see if AMD matches similar prices for Ryzen 7 3000 series to their existing parts which would clearly crush the competition.
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X & 3600 - 8 Cores Now Enhanced With Zen 2 and Higher Clocks
Finally, we have the Ryzen 5 parts which have got a core upgrade too from 6 cores to 12 threads to 8 cores and 16 threads. The Ryzen 5 3600X will feature clock speeds of 4.00 GHz base and 4.8 GHz boost with a TDP of 95W while the Ryzen 5 3600 will feature clock speeds of 3.6 GHz base and 4.4 GHz boost clocks with a TDP of 65W.
Normally, the X parts will feature higher XFR and precision boost frequencies with slightly better overclocking, albeit with slightly higher prices. It will be interesting to see if these listings are real. They definitely sound too good to be true, but anything is possible at this point given AMD will be offering 64 cores and 128 threads with their first EPYC Rome processors based on the Zen 2 CPU architecture. We are just a few days away from finding out if this is legit, so stay tuned for more information.