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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 9 5950X, 5900X, Ryzen 7 55800X and Ryzen 5 5600X

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, 5900X, Ryzen 7 55800X and Ryzen 5 5600X


AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, 5900X, Ryzen 7 55800X and Ryzen 5 5600X

    Team Red’s long-awaited Ryzen 5000 series launched in October 2020. First of all, the microarchitecture improved from Zen 2 to Zen 3. And it brings various significant differences. Therefore, we can say that the new Ryzen 5000 processors, starting from the Ryzen 5 5600X to the Ryzen 9 5950X are noticeably outperforming their predecessors. This time, it is a little bit different than the previous two Zen architecture upgrades.

%19 Rise in IPC Performance and New CCX Design 

    Those two headlines are probably the most important improvements we see in the Ryzen 5000 series. Because they offer an increased performance even on the cheapest model of the family. And this time the increased performance is mostly related to the “single-core” performance. As many of you know, this was one of the weak spots of the company back in the day. And we were more used to seeing the focus directed at the core count. 

    However, after seeing the Ryzen 5000 reviews, we know that the picture is quite different now. The new CCX design provides more cache per core compared to the previous Ryzen gaming CPUs, It means we have reduced latency and high bandwidth thanks to the new 8-core design that grants access for 8-core clusters to the 32 MB cache. With all these renovations and the improvement in the Zen 3 architecture, they achieved an average of %19 IPC performance rise. 

    The innovation kept going for the Ryzen 5000 series. Therefore, we see a %24 more energy efficiency compared to the previous Ryzen processors. Additionally, the Ryzen 5000 family, on average, is around 2.8 times more efficient than the i9-10900K. 

    Let’s take a look...

Ryzen 9 5950X 

    Let’s start with the “Threadripper alternative”, titan-like Ryzen 9 59500X. As you understand by now, it is the most powerful member of the 5000 families. Some even consider it an alternative to the powerful Threadripper titan CPUs of the Ryzen. They are not necessarily wrong, though. Because we are talking about a 16/32 core design here. Additionally, the base clock speed is 3.4 GHz. and the max turbo is up to 4.9 GHz. And the L2 cache is 8 MB while the L3 is 64 MB.

Ryzen 9 5900X

    This is another stunning Ryzen 9 which has 16 cores and 24 threads. Of course, it has an L3 cache of 64 MB. The base clock speed is 3.7 GHz and the boost goes up to 4.8 GHz. Just looking at those two lines of info, you can say it is one of the best gaming CPUs ever launched by AMD. 

Ryzen 7 5800X

    The 8/16 design carries all the architectural advantages that the series has. And we are again seeing great frequency rates. 3.8 GHz - 4.7 GHz. The L3 cache is 32 MB. 

Ryzen 5 5600X

    The modest member of the family. But, in pricing, it is a little bit different than the predecessors. Yet, the Zen 3 architecture’s unique design has brought so much power to this Ryzen 5, too. It has a 6/12 design with a 32 MB cache. Besides, it is the only Ryzen 5000 CPU that comes with a cooler in the package. 


Ryzen 9 5950X

Ryzen 9 5950X

Ryzen 9 5950X


AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Review - The Best Performing Ryzen 5000 

    Since the launch of the first Ryzen CPU with the innovative Zen architecture, the company keeps improving the abilities of the Ryzen family with every new design. Ryzen 9 5950X is an example of this continuous improvement. Firstly, the Zen 3 microarchitecture has brought so many advantages to the newly launched Ryzen 5000 series compared to the previous series. Needless to say that the unique and precious member is now the 16-cored, 32-threaded giant Ryzen 9 5950X. The core and thread counts are more than ever you have seen so far on a Ryzen processor. 

    In the Zen/Zen+ and Zen 2 versions, we were used to seeing the multi-threading developments over the focus on single-core performance. However, with the launch of the Zen 3 and the Ryzen 5000 series, we are now seeing the focus of the development has shifted from multi-threading to single-core performance enhancement. Of course, this is very exciting for PC gamers. And it sure will be targeting more and more gamers after that.

    So, what are the specifications that make the R9 5950X that powerful?

Ryzen 9 5950X The Most Powerful Ryzen Gaming Processor - Specifications 

    First, we know that we have a unique Zen 3 7 nm architecture used in the 5000 series. And it gives an increased IPC performance while providing a reduced latency coming from the new CCX design. Speaking of which, the Ryzen 9 5950X has the crazy 64 MB L3 cache and 8M L2 cache, in addition to those renovations. Besides, we see the highest core and thread numbers on the R9 5950X gaming processor. 16 cores and 32 threads are working in quite a harmonious way thanks to the upgrades that the new Zen 3 architecture has brought and thanks to the useful AMD technologies and extensions such as the Precision Boost 2 and the SMT. 

    Speaking of the Precision Boost 2, we have a 3.4 GHz base and 4.9 GHz max boost frequencies. Needless to say that the frequency aspect is also groundbreaking here. It is sure to be the best gaming CPU in the Ryzen family so far. Besides, it is eligible for different hard works like streaming, rendering, or some other creative tasks. 


Ryzen 9 5900X

Ryzen 9 5900X

Ryzen 9 5900X


AMD Ryzen 9 5900X - An Alternative Titan

    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X are the top two products in the recent Ryzen 5000 series. They are so top quality that for some users, those two may perform nearly as the titan processors like the famous Threadrippers.  You’ll eventually get the same idea as you see the key features like the architecture, core count, threads, cache, and frequencies. Of course, it is always better to see them in action to make the final decision. And of course, the price tag gives so much idea about the power and quality of such a product. Because you already don’t have many options when it comes to the high-performance desktop gaming CPU market. There are only a few serious competitors in this market, as we all know. So, one of the most expensive desktop CPUs must be the top quality kind of product. In case some of you wonder, the gaming performance of Ryzen 9 5900X is also one of the best in the desktop CPU market. 

 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Specifications 

    The Ryzen 9 5900X is just the second-best processor of the 5000 series, in terms of the overall specifications. But of course, deciding which one is the best option depends on various factors. So, here we are just going to give the key specs that interest the vast majority of PC users. 

    Let’s start with the striking 12 cores and 24 threads. Furthermore, we have 3.7 GHz for the base clock and up to 4.8 GHz max boost. These are already kind of insane values for some of us. Besides, we have an L3 cache of 64 MB. And, of course, the Zen 3 architecture comes with many advantageous improvements. For example, the IPC performance has risen to %19, in general, for the 5000 series. So, in short, the Ryzen 9 5900X is fantastic at first sight, looking at the key specs.

    And with the top quality CPU, there comes the latest extensions and technologies. Therefore, the Ryzen 9 5900X has the famous Precision Boost 2, SMT, VR-Ready Premium, AMD Ryzen Master Utility, and so on.


Flagship AMD Ryzen 9 5950X overclocked to 5.9 GHz on all 16 cores

Flagship AMD Ryzen 9 5950X overclocked to 5.9 GHz on all 16 cores

Flagship AMD Ryzen 9 5950X overclocked to 5.9 GHz on all 16 cores

AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors based on Zen 3 continue to amaze with their overclocking potential. Yesterday it was reported the outstanding results of the younger model of the series, the six-core Ryzen 5 5600X, which overclocked to 6.12 GHz under liquid nitrogen, and today stands out the flagship model Ryzen 9 5950X. The sixteen-core chip was accelerated to nearly 5.9 GHz with all included cores and active 32 virtual streams.

The Ryzen 5000 series will be launched only two days later, but some computer enthusiasts were lucky enough to get the chips a few days before they arrived in stores. For example, a user with the nickname Darklord published subsequently confirmed by the CPU-Z database the result of extreme overclocking Ryzen 9 5950X to an impressive frequency of 5898.63 MHz on all physical and virtual cores. To do this, he set the processor's multiplier to 59x in 99.98 MHz steps and also set the supply voltage to 1.656 V. Unfortunately, there is no information on what kind of CPU cooling was used for this torture. But given the voltage used and the final result, it is likely that liquid nitrogen was used. Extreme CPU overclocking Ryzen 9 5950X was carried out on a system with a motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Impact X570, equipped with two modules DDR4-3600 RAM totaling 16 GB and graphics « plug play; GeForce GT 710.


Ryzen 9 3900X

Ryzen 9 3900X


Ryzen 9 3900X

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Review - Is It the Best Ryzen? 

    First of all, if you are wondering how good the gaming performance of Ryzen 9 3900X is, don’t worry! Because this processor was one of the most powerful members of the Ryzen family. In fact, before the newly launched Ryzen 5000 series, this was the most powerful and the best performing processor among the Ryzen desktop CPUs (Threadrippers excluded).  

Solid Design

    As many of you might know, Zen 2 architecture has added magnificent value to the Ryzen processors. Because of the unique and innovative 7nm design, this architecture offers %50 less power consumption and %25 more power than its predecessors, on average. This proves that AMD worked hard on improving the efficiency of the architecture. Despite being and 12-core CPU, the TDP value stays lower than expected by 105 Watts. Of course, this value would increase if an overclock takes place. 

    With 12 cores and 24 threads, the 3900X seems to be the better option in the same market segment, in terms of pricing. It offers powerful video editing and 3D rendering performance with a high core count. In addition, it provides high performance in single-core tasks and games with a 3.8 GHz base clock speed and 4.6 GHz single-core boost frequency.

    Apart from the increase in core count and frequency, the biggest innovation we have encountered in 3000 series Ryzen processors is that the power of L3 Cache is further increased. In this way, AMD has solved the low FPS problem users face in especially 1080p gaming.

    Ryzen 9 3900X is one of the best CPUs for both live streaming work and gaming, in terms of price/performance. We actually see some YouTube and Twitch gaming streamers utilizing AMD Ryzen 9 3900. Of course, there are lots of different options to do the same job properly, yet, AMD Ryzen 9 3900 has its own advantageous features. 

    When we look at the main specifications, the values are quite impressive. Some say, with Ryzen 9 3900, the company has started to blur the lines between its HEDT models (Threadrippers) and desktop CPUs.


    For AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in particular, we see the most effective cooler of the AMD Wraith series, Wraith Prism RGB. 

    In conclusion, Ryzen 9 3900X and Zen 2 architecture in general, heats the competition in the desktop CPU market. AMD offers affordable and high-performance CPUs that are getting more and more popular year by year.



Ryzen 9 3900XT

Ryzen 9 3900XT



Ryzen 9 3900XT

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT Review

    Approximately one year ago, AMD launched its third-generation Ryzen processors, built on the Zen 2 microarchitecture with more cores and new technologies. As a result, over the past year, AMD has claimed a stronger place in the market. Of course, nowadays, everyone’s talking about the stunning Ryzen 5000 series and Zen 3 architecture. But, for various reasons, people tend to be interested in relatively older processors. User budgets and needs are the main determiners here. Besides, seeing the tests have been carried out over a year, people now have more concrete ideas on Ryzen 9 3800XT in terms of in-use performance. With this regard, the versus tests also became apparent than a newly launched processor. For Ryzen 3900XT, now, it is fair to say that Core i9-10900K is the rival’s equivalent. 

    Therefore, with the Ryzen series, AMD started to show itself again on the market. Because of the Zen architecture processors, Intel started to build way more innovative processors. For example, as a priority, they increased the number of cores to be equivalent. After the tenth generation move of Intel, AMD has kind of started to fall behind the rival especially in terms of single-core gaming performance. They offered 3000XT series processors to disrupt this, but these processors with increased frequencies. But after all the time passed, we see that AMD has no clear victory over its rival in this sense.


    We are talking about a processor with 12 cores. Comparing Ryzen 9 3900XT to the previous models, the cores aren't just outnumbered. They are also superior in speed. Even the base speed will be 4.1 GHz, which is a good value. If the turbo is activated, 4.8 GHz speed will be reached. We see the AM4 socket type here on R9 3800XT. Therefore, the X570 and the B550 (new chipset) would be good choices for motherboard.

Of course, this one is not fancy as it was a few months ago but still seems futuristic and effective. For long-term use, you should definitely consider Ryzen 9 3900XT.

AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900XT Desktop Processor Specifications

  • Cpu Cores : 12
  • Threads : 24
  • Clock Speed : 3.8GHz Up to 4.7GHz
  • L1 Cache : 6MB
  • L2 Cache : 64MB
  • L3 Cache : Yes
  • Unlocked : TSMC 7nm FinFET
  • CMOS : PCIe 4.0
  • Package : Not included
  • PCI Express Version : 105W
  • Thermal Solution (PIB) : Up to 3200MHz
  • TDP : DDR4
  • Max Temp. :
  • System Memory Spec. : 24
  • System Memory Type : 3.8GHz
  • System Memory Channel : Up to 4.7GHz