AMD Ryzen 3000 and Radeon RX 5700 Are Available in Stores
First reviews are quite positive
On July 7, AMD lifted the embargo on reviews of its new products — Ryzen 3000 processors as well as Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT video cards. Sales of new products began on the same day.
The first reviews confirmed the majority of early publications and recent leaks. Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT video cards are close in gaming performance to GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070, respectively. As for processors, the situation is typical for AMD. For instance, the new middle class members, Ryzen 5 3600 or Ryzen 7 3700X, can handle video coding or 3D graphics processing at the level of much more expensive flagships from Intel but is still behind in gaming. However, the top-end R9 3900X for twice the lower price competes on equal terms with the Core i9-9900K in all tasks and in a number of professional even bypasses.
A couple of days before the start of sales, the company reduced the cost of its new GPUs. Instead of the E3 promises at $379 for the RX 5700 and $449 for the RX 5700 XT, the price tags lowered to $349 and $399, respectively.
The prices of the Ryzen 3000 processors are as follows:
- Ryzen 5 3600 — $199;
- Ryzen 5 3600X — $249;
- Ryzen 7 3700X — $329;
- Ryzen 9 3900X — $499.
Announced at E3 2019, the first 16-core Ryzen 3950X will be released in September this year and will cost $749.