Ryzen CPUs by AMD announced in this February consists of a lower range efficiency CPUs, then a mainstream CPU range and also high-end performance CPUs here’s all you need to know about it.
The Ryzen series of chips include several CPUs which have a different level of potency and also they have a new motherboard platform. The Ryzen has three families those have a similar naming convention as Intel and also give a hard-hitting competition to them
The lowest of all is the Ryzen 3 is a quad-core CPU series which consists of Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X which are currently in the market at $109(Rs 9,445) for Ryzen 3 1200 and $129(Rs 10,798) for Ryzen 3 1300X.These CPUs have a lower TDP of just 65 watts so it can just use the CPU cooler provided by AMD in the box. They have an L3 cache of 8MB and support dual-channel DDR4 memory.
These are mainly designed to compete with Intel Core i3 series of processors however the Ryzen 3 doesn’t have hyperthreading
Here’s how the Ryzen 3 1300X compares to the Intel Core i3 7300
The Ryzen 5 is the mainstream processor range which has either 6 cores or 4 cores which supports hyper threading. This range has about 4 CPUs, the Ryzen 5 1400 and the 1500X are the 4 core processors while the Ryzen 5 1600 and the 1600X are 6 core processors. These CPUs have a L3 cache of about 8MB to 16MB and support dual channel DDR4 memory. The TDP for the Ryzen 5 is also 65 watt but except for the 1600X which is 95 wattwhich also has no cooler included in the box like the others. The pricing for the Ryzen 5 goes from $169 to $189 (Rs 13,199 – Rs15,399) for the 4 core line up and goes from $219 to $249 (Rs 17,799 – Rs 19,390) for the 6 core line up.
Here’s how the 1600X compares with Intel Core i5 7600K
This is the performance line up of the Ryzen series which has 8 core CPUs and also features hyperthreading, Ryzen 7 has 3 processors and those are the 1700 with a TDP of 65 watt and base clock speed of 3.0 GHz which boosts up to 3.7 GHz , the 1700X with a TDP of 95 watt and base clock speed of 3.4 GHz which boosts up to 3.8 GHz and the 1800X with a TDP of 95 watt and base clock speed of 3.6 GHz which boosts up to 4.0 GHz. All of them have an L3 cache of 16MB and support dual-channel DDR4 memory. The price for the 1700 is $329 (Rs 25,999) which also comes with a CPU cooler while the others don’t.The price for the 1700X is $399 (Rs 30,440),The price for the 1800X is $499 (Rs 38,775)
Its competition is the Intel core i7 and here’s how it compares with it
Here’s a comparison for the multithread processing of all the AMD and Intel processors
This is the high-end performance line up of the Ryzen series which has 8 core, 12 core, and 16 core CPUs and obviously features hyperthreading. There are 3 CPUs in this line up with the 1900X being the 8 core processor with the base clock speed of 3.8 GHz which boosts up to 4.0 GHz and has a 16MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 180 watts which would need some serious cooling solution. This costs $549(Not available in the Indian market)
Then there is the 1920X which is the 12 core processor with the base clock speed of 3.5 GHz which boosts up to 4.0 GHz and has a 32MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 140 watts. The price for this is $799(Rs 69,000)
and the last one is the 1950X which is the 16 core processor with the base clock speed of 3.4 GHz which boosts up to 4.0 GHz and has a 32MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 180 watts.The price for this is $999 (Rs 84,900)
all of them also need a Quad channel DDR4 memory
This also has 64 PCIe 3.0 lane while the other Ryzen have 24 PCIe 3.0 lane
and here’s how it compares with the Intel Core i9 7900X
What should you buy
if you’re just going to be gaming maybe the best choice for you would be the Ryzen 3 as the majority of the games out in the market can’t really utilize more than 4 cores
if you’re a game streamer or a lite content creator you will definitely need hyperthreading which is great with the Ryzen 5
but if you edit videos in 4K or some modeling stuff you should go for higher end Ryzen 5 or the Ryzen 7
and as for the Threadripper, you should just buy it if you can afford it, also assume you know what you are buying.
Also, if you want to know how mobile processors work and whats the difference between an iPhone processor vs an Android processor, check out our post here.