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Zen 2 Announced by AMD…Finally!

After leaks and rumours were running around all over the internet. AMD finally has Zen 2 announced at Computex Expo. Details of the new line of CPU leaves gamers really excited.

Finally, Dr Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD has released all the juicy details for AMD Zen 2 architecture CPUs. Zen2 announced during Computex Expo earlier today. And when all is said and done, it seems AMD is bringing the fight hard to Intel. Not only does it match and surpass the capabilities of its Intel competitor, but it also does all of that while being significantly cheaper. So what does the new Ryzen 3000 series entail?

The series is made up of Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 seemingly dropping the Ryzen 3 variant for the time being. Well at least for the lunch period, still unclear if they will release that variant at a later stage. From the lowest level chipset, you’re looking at Ryzen 5 3600 with 6 Cores 12 Threads. The CPU clocks in at 3.6 GHz with a Boost to 4.2GHz. What’s really impressive is that you get all that performance at just RRP of $199. But get this, the TDP is at a shockingly low 65W. It’s absolutely incredible. And that’s at the lowest end of the scale.

Ryzen 7 boasts 8 Cores 16 Threads with also a variant that has a low TDP of also 65W. This variant costs $329 significantly cheaper than the equivalent Intel Core i7. The range tops out with a new Ryzen 9 3900X which is packing a massive 12 Cores 24 Threads CPU. It clocks at 3.8 GHz that Boosts to 4.6 GHz and is completely overclockable. TDP for that CPU is 105W. It will have an RRP of $499. That’s about half the cost of a Core i9.

What makes this really interesting is that this gives us a peek at what might be living inside the next gen consoles. From what is shown off by Dr. Lisa Su, and the information we’ve already been given, we know that the PS5 and possibly Xbox Next will have an 8 Core Zen 2 CPU. That means we’re looking at potentially Ryzen 7 3700X CPU with the lower TDP of 65W. That would work very well in a console form factor with sufficient cooling. So perhaps a 3.6GHz is what we can expect in these next gen machines. Of cause I’m just speculating, but time will tell very soon. As always, keep coming back to SkyGamers for more of your favourite gaming news.