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AMD Reveals Ryzen 5 3500X and Ryzen 9 3900X

In July, AMD revealed its Ryzen 3000 Series to crucial success on all fronts.  The series was bookended by the Ryzen 5 3600 six core and twelve threaded budget-friendly CPU and the giant Ryzen 9 3900X, a twelve core and twenty-four threaded powerhouse. The later has proven to be a little of a slippery fish to come up with, and the Ryzen 9 3950X, the flagship sixteen core and thirty-two thread model, has been pushed again to October.

The Ryzen 9 3900 is similar to its match the Ryzen 9 3900X in every approach except for clock speeds that end in a lower TDP.  While the Ryzen 9 3900X features a 105w TDP and a base clock of 3.8GHz with a boost clock of 4.6GHz, the Ryzen 9 3900 slips that TDP down to an impressive 65w; however, manages to do so by decreasing the base clock to 3.1GHz and the enhance clock to 4.3GHz.  The efficiency may still be positive if the all-core load frequency stayed in the higher range of 3.6-3.8GHz and is a deed for that much processing power at that low of a TDP.  The Ryzen 9 3900 still comes fully enabled in all areas resembling still carrying 70MB of L3+L3 Cache and full support for PCIe Gen 4.0.

The Ryzen 5 3500X has had more limelight lately, even to the point that there have been leaked unboxings and efficiency numbers from a Chinese website.  The Ryzen 5 3500X is different than what the Ryzen 9 3900 did with its release.  The Ryzen 5 3500X does still carry the six cores of the Ryzen 5 lineup; however, this time falling Simultaneous Multi-Threading in favor of saving a few bucks.

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