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Ryzen 7 3800XT -  Why Is It Still Popular?

Ryzen 7 3800XT - Why Is It Still Popular?

Ryzen 7 3800XT


AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT Review - Why Is It Still Popular?

    Ryzen 7 3800XT is a globally famous gaming CPU with 7nm Zen 2 architecture. It started to gain popularity from the launch date. Even today, while the internet is full of Ryzen 5000 news, we see the Ryzen 7 3800XT in the top-selling desktop CPU lists on various web sites. 

    In the last three years, since the release of the first Ryzen, changes in the desktop processor market have been much more productive. AMD has imposed a nuclear race on the competitor. In some cases, some say Ryzen desktop CPUs are winning the race. Of course, there’s still a fierce competition and it’s not easy to call one of them a true winner but from the Ryzen perspective, things are going well so far. Offering more cores for relatively cheaper prices is one of the key factors here for AMD. 

    The Ryzen 7 3800XT, as a desktop CPU, almost completely fits in the description above. 

    So, what are the key specifications of the Ryzen 7 3800XT?

Ryzen 7 3800XT Specifications

    So, the main characteristics of the Ryzen 7 3800XT shows that it is a powerful enough gaming CPU when combined with a mid to high-range graphics card. It is basically an 8-core CPU with support for important SMT technology on the Matisse core. Additionally, it is equipped with 32 MB of L3 cache memory. It utilizes the PCIe 4.0 technology, which is good for both current and the future gaming system setups. The Ryzen 7 3800XT, operating at a base frequency of 3.9 GHz. has a max boost speed of 4.7 GHz. The AM4 socket of the CPU gets well along with X570 and B550 motherboards. 

    A note for the enthusiasts: R7 3800XT’s multiplier is unblocked and it comes with AMD Master Utility. 


Ryzen 7 2700X - 12 nm Pinnacle Ridge

Ryzen 7 2700X - 12 nm Pinnacle Ridge

Ryzen 7 2700X


AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - 12 nm Pinnacle Ridge 

    Perhaps the most important improvement for the Ryzen 7 2700X is a desktop CPU with a redesigned new Zen+ architecture with 12 nm Pinnacle Ridge. Also, the Ryzen 5 2600, 2600X, and Ryzen 7 2700 have the same advancement compared to previous generations. Maybe that’s the main reason for those processors to be still in the bestseller lists on different platforms both regionally and globally. And the Ryzen 7 2700X is no different. You can still see its popularity by looking at those lists. 

Ryzen 7 2700X Specifications 

    The Ryzen 7 2700X is a desktop CPU that is still chosen for gaming purposes. It is, of course, relatively older. Therefore the architecture and technology are not brand-new. Yet, it still has some perks to lean on. For example; it has important peripherals and extensions like the Precision Boost 2 and Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR) and the Simultaneous MultiThreading Technology (SMT). 

    From the budget perspective, you have a Wraith Prism with RGB LED in the R7 2700X package. 

Key Features 

    Of course, the essentials are important. 

    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X has 8-cores and 16-threads. The base frequency is 3.7 GHz. and the frequency for the max boost is 4.3 GHz. There’s also a 16 MB of L3 cache and 2 MB of L2 cache.


Ryzen 5 3600X-AAA Gaming

Ryzen 5 3600X-AAA Gaming


Ryzen 5 3600X

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X - AAA Gaming

    AMD Ryzen 5 3600X is designed to offer high-end gaming performance. Since the launch date, the CPU has become quite popular. After more than a year, it is still among the somewhat best sellers depending on the region or country. 

    Anyone would agree that the sharp increase in the number of cores in regular desktop processors from four (which was a kind of "the standard" for more than ten years ago ) to eight literally in a couple of years, is the most significant development in this segment. Of course, outside the regular desktop CPU segment, there are still HEDT CPUs with insane numbers of cores and stunning features, like the Threadrippers. However, they are also the most expensive products. And, honestly, many average PC users don’t need that much power. They are designed more to serve professional purposes. Speaking of the average/above average PC user, the Ryzen 5 2600X is probably one of the most popular CPUs to them. Because it is still capable of providing high-performance, including high-end gaming. It means this is a desktop CPU that will easily get along with mid to high range GPUs. 

    Let’s check what the Ryzen 5 3600X’s key specs are? 

Ryzen 5 3600X Specifications

    R5 3600X is a six-core / twelve-thread desktop CPU. It comes with a Wraith Spire cooler in the package. It uses PCI 4.0 which is important for the future of gaming. The 7 nm design is also promising for long-term use plans. Besides, it has pretty satisfying frequency figures. The base clock is 3.8 GHz. and the max boost clock speed is up to 4.4. GHz. Another good feature is the 32 MB L3 cache, again important to get an improved gaming experience from the CPU. It has two channel DDR4-3200MHz support.


Ryzen 5 2600 - Still A Good Gaming CPU?

Ryzen 5 2600 - Still A Good Gaming CPU?

Ryzen 5 2600


AMD Ryzen 5 2600 - Still A Good Gaming CPU?

    It has been more than two years since the launch of the Ryzen 5 2600. However, many bestseller lists from different retailers indicate that the R5 2600 is still selling a lot. Of course, nowadays, the most popular CPUs are the Zen 3, Ryzen 5000 Series but the Ryzen 5 2600 has many things to offer, still. 

    The Ryzen 5 2600 is a mainstream desktop CPU of the 2nd Gen Ryzen family. It is one of the most powerful CPUs of its segment. We see the Zen+ architecture with Pinnacle Ridge. Yet, the main reason for this desktop CPU to be among the best sellers is its price. And it is the effect of the company’s pricing policy that is planned to cope with the market competition. Of course, the Ryzen CPUs, including R5 2600, in general, provide more cores and threads for lower prices. This is another vital factor that impacts sales. 

So, let’s see what the Ryzen 5 2600 has to offer? 

Ryzen 5 2600 Key Features and Specifications 

    Despite the affordable price, Ryzen 5 2600 has a satisfying core count of six. And there are 12 threads. The Simultaneous Multi-Threading Technology, which is an important peripheral, is available on the R5 2600. The base clock speed of this desktop CPU is 3.4 GHz. and the max boost clock speed is up to 3.9 GHz. Here we have another effective peripheral, Precision Boost 2, which provides stable and smooth processing. Besides, the L3 cache is 16 MB. 

    Of course, it is a relatively older processor with some drawbacks but again it is a beautiful choice for mid-range or quality budget systems. Having said that, it comes with a Wraith Stealth cooler which is sufficient for mainstream purposes. 

    Lastly, the Ryzen 5 2600 has an unlocked multiplier which attracts mostly the overclocking enthusiasts. 


Ryzen 7 3700X - Among The Best Seller Desktop CPUs Globally

Ryzen 7 3700X - Among The Best Seller Desktop CPUs Globally

Ryzen 7 3700X


AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Among The Best Seller Desktop CPUs Globally

    Amongst the flooding news about the new Ryzen 5000 Series, there are still some quite popular previous-gen CPUs like the Ryzen 7 3700X. Mainly the impacting factor is the budget concerns. Yet, the innovative and promising design of the Ryzen 7 3700X also plays a vital role. It is not the most popular desktop CPU as of 2020 but from the day it has launched, we are used to seeing it on the top positions of bestseller lists. 

    We all know that the launch of the first Zen architecture desktop and gaming CPUs was a milestone for the market and the company. After that time in 2016, AMD has shown some improvement for each year. By improvement, we mean new architectures and redesigns. Zen, Zen+, Zen2, and this year finally, the Zen 3 appeared on the market. 

    Today we will show you the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor, which comes to replace AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. Since then, it is thought to be the equivalent of the rival’s Core i7 9700K. You will know why the Ryzen 7 3700X is still among the best seller desktop gaming CPUs, even today. 

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Gaming CPU Specs

    First of all, this CPU is far from being called “outdated”. Firstly because it’s only been 1.5 years. Second, the key features of the CPU are completely futuristic. For example; you’ll have the PCIe 4.0 x16. 

    It may not be a Zen 3 processor but the Zen 2 Matisse has still a powerful and contemporary design to offer high performance. It uses the same 7 nm CMOS technology as the newly launched Zen 3 architecture. Actually, before the Zen 3 5000 Series, it was among the most popular gaming CPUs. And the architecture has kind of proved it is worth in that sense. 

    The Ryzen 7 3700X is an 8-core gaming CPU with 16 threads. With a base frequency of 3.6 GHz and a max boost of 4.4 GHz. It will offer decent AAA gaming, of course, with the help of a quality GPU. For example, AMD Radeon Navi 5700XT or Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti would be great combinations to go alongside the R7 3700X. Other than that, the 32MB L3 and 4 MB L2 cache are also important features to provide reduced latency and faster processing in general for any task. 


AMD Ryzen 3000 Series

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series

Ryzen 3000


AMD Ryzen 3000 Series

    AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors are known as the third generation Ryzen CPUs. The launch of the 3000 series revealed two firsts. One of them is the utilization of the Zen 2 architecture, which is the most important. And the other is the first introduction of the “Ryzen 9” family. As many of you know, before the 3000 Series we had Ryzen 3, 5, and 7. We also know that these numbers have a purpose. So, after we saw the Ryzen 9 line, we understood that the R9 must be the name for the strongest CPUs for the upcoming generations. In fact, recently, the new brilliant Ryzen 9s have been introduced. Yet, this article is mainly about the relatively modest cousins of the new high-performing CPUs. 

What is Ryzen? 

    Just like the other famous CPU manufacturer Intel, AMD has its own product family which is famously called the Ryzen. This name for AMD's family of CPUs includes both mobile processors, which you will find in notebooks and the regular desktop CPU. 

    AMD Ryzen 3000 processors are using a 7-nanometer TMSC. (This refers to the size of the individual processor transistors.) The smaller they are, the more you can squeeze into a single piece of silicon, which, at least in theory, should make them more powerful than processors with larger ones, and therefore fewer transistors packaged in the same area. We have seen many 14 nm and 12 nm CPUs thus far and we already know what is the difference between them. And we can clearly have an idea about the 7 nm technology without even using one. 

    The redesigned Zen 2 can provide 15% higher performance for all types of PC applications, compared to the previous generations. This is quite impressive. And yet, we have Zen 3 now. So, it is a brand new microarchitecture. However, people still would buy Zen 2 and Ryzen 3000 CPUs because of the budget concerns, and some of them are also still eligible for high-performance purposes. Another important advantage of the Zen 2 over the Zen+ is it has a much larger cache size than Zen + therefore the reduced memory latency should help improve especially game performance.

    AMD Ryzen 3000 processors also support the ultrafast PCIe 4.0 standard. You will certainly need a motherboard that supports PCIe 4.0 to see all the benefits, but PCIe 4.0 greatly increases the bandwidth available to your PC components, allowing them to spend much more data in the same amount of time. Some of you may know that PCIe 4.0 is actually the future of gaming. And this should also provide a powerful harmony in combination with one of AMD Navi's that also support PCIe 4.0.

    Indeed, we have witnessed various demonstrations and test about the Ryzen PCIe 4.0 systems. For example, the 3000 series CPUs like the Ryzen 7 3800X and the graphics card like RX 5700 are performing quite smoothly. They are noticeably faster than their PCIe 3.0 counterparts. 

List of Ryzen 3000 Series Regular Desktop CPUs (Workstation and High End Desktop Excluded)

  • Ryzen 3 3100
  • Ryzen 3 3300X
  • Ryzen 5 3500
  • Ryzen 5 3500X
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • Ryzen 5 Pro 3600
  • Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Ryzen 5 3600XT
  • Ryzen 7 Pro 3700
  • Ryzen 7 3700X[
  • Ryzen 7 3800X
  • Ryzen 7 3800XT
  • Ryzen 9 3900
  • Ryzen 9 Pro 3900
  • Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Ryzen 9 3900XT
  • Ryzen 9 3950X


AMD Ryzen Zen 3

AMD Ryzen Zen 3

zen 3


AMD Ryzen Zen 3

The new AMD microarchitecture, Zen 3 is a significant step forward, no doubt. You may even call it evolutionary. Therefore, the development could be reviewed in different aspects. On the one hand, the peripheral features are still kind of the same, i.e: the famous Precision Boost 2 and SMT extensions and many others. On the other hand, the Zen 3 simply eliminated some of the bottlenecks - including the archaic quad-core "base unit" (which at one time allowed to develop a scalable architecture, but quickly began to interfere with multi-core models). As a result, new processors are simply faster and more economical than the previous ones. And this is not a little difference. We are talking about 19% faster CPUs, compared to their predecessors. Moreover, earlier this year AMD’s AM4 step increased the attractiveness of the platform as a whole. Zen2 buyers before had to break between the full functionality of the processors themselves, which could only be obtained by purchasing new boards based on X570 (which is costly). Now the market has a sufficient number of boards on A520 and B550 for every taste and purpose, compatible with Zen 3.

Generally speaking, from the consumer's point of view, such evolutionary changes are usually the most useful. There is no urgent need to change anything, no need to overestimate current assets, no need to be prepared for something else. There is a platform, memory, peripherals, and motherboards, and they have been in stores for a long time.

During the first presentation of the newly launched 5000 series of Zen 3 architecture, it was stated that despite the use of the 7nm TSMC in the production of Ryzen 5000, the clock frequencies remained almost the same as those of the previous generation processors. AMD was able to raise only the maximum frequencies in turbo mode of 12-core and 16-core processors due to the next optimization of Precision Boost technology. On the contrary, the base frequencies of all the new processors have even decreased. At the same time, Zen 3 based processors have become much faster than their predecessors. As mentioned in the presentation, 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X runs 26% faster than Ryzen 9 3900XT in games, and 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X became a possible candidate to become the processor with the highest single-threaded and multithreaded performance among all the conventional offers.


AMD Ryzen Budget CPUs for Gaming

AMD Ryzen Budget CPUs for Gaming


budget cpu

AMD Ryzen Budget CPUs for Gaming

    Everyone would agree to the fact that building a system with a limited budget is a very tough process sometimes. That’s one of the reasons why companies produce some relatively lower-spec CPUs at cheaper prices. Yet, cheaper does not mean weak or useless, in any sense. Because if you choose your system parts according to your actual needs, you get the performance you expect. That’s why in this article we are going to inform you about the best AMD Ryzen gaming processors for lower budgets. For many enthusiasts, the CPUs mentioned here are already known for being budget gaming CPUs.

    AMD Ryzen 3 1300X, a desktop CPU, one of the best budget processors according to the various user and expert reviews. You can also figure out this fact yourself by just looking at the key features of it. Here is a full 4-core CPU with a base clock frequency of 3.5 GHz and a max boost of 3.7 GHz. It is a well-designed CPU for daily tasks. And when combined with a discrete low to mid-range GPU, you could enjoy 720p gaming too. Of course, it is not a good fit for many of the contemporary popular AAA games.

    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, on the other hand, allows you to do so much more with one CPU. We know it is not for advanced gaming. So, it is similar to the Ryzen 3 1300X in terms of key specs. However, It meets the budget system needs. The main reason for that is, it carries an integrated graphics card, allowing you to play some oldie-but-goldie games. In case you wonder, the integrated GPU is the Radeon Vega 8. And of course, you can always add a more powerful discrete GPU to your R3 2200G system.

    Now, we have something really powerful. It is the Ryzen 5 2600, another well-designed desktop CPU from AMD. It has a relatively lower price. However, it is a 6-cored, 12-threaded CPU. And it is kind of a famous CPU for these reasons. So, if your budget is limited, this is one of the best options you would get. With the right graphics card, it can run many popular games at 1080p for a long time from now. It has a base clock frequency of 3.4 GHz and a max boost speed of 3.9 GHz. Additionally, the L3 cache is 16MB. It has built on 12 nm CMOS and it is a member of Pinnacle Ridge, Zen+ architecture.

    For some more advanced gaming, we have the AMD Ryzen 5 3600. We see that the 3000 series has brought a significant increase in IPC, reduced workflow, and increased energy efficiency, in general. And this upgrade has provided useful improvements to the Ryzen 5 2600 where single-core performance is required, bypassing it with a large margin for games and other tasks. It is one of the most popular processors of 2019, with a clock speed capable of rising to 4.2 GHz in the boost mode.