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AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” Desktop CPUs Official – 19% IPC Improvement, 16 Cores With Up To 4.9 GHz Clocks, Fastest Single-Threaded CPUs For Gaming

AMD has just announced its next-generation 7nm Zen 3 architecture-based Ryzen 5000 CPU lineup with up to 16 cores and 32 threads. The processor lineup features a brand new core technology & a lot of new features that enhance gaming performance along with delivering impressive IPC gains that crush the competition entirely.

AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs Announced – 7nm, Ryzen 9 Series With Up To 16 Cores, 32 Threads, 4.9 GHz Boost Clocks

During the official “Where Gaming Begins”  keynote, CEO, Dr.Lisa Su, announced their next-generation Ryzen 5000 processors which are based on the new Zen 3 core architecture and compatible with existing AM4 motherboards based on the 500 & 400-series chipsets while manufacturers have independently confirmed that even some 300 series boards would be supported through a BETA BIOS.

Watch The AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3 Vermeer” Desktop CPUs Unveil Live Here

AMD showcased various specifications & performance numbers for their Ryzen 5000 series lineup which comes in various core configurations aimed at different prices so let’s see what AMD has to offer to consumers later this fall.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X “Zen 3” Desktop CPU – 16 Cores / 32 Threads Up To 4.9 GHz For $799 US

Starting off with the top of the line parts, AMD is announcing the Ryzen 9 series which is made up of the Ryzen 9 5950X. The Ryzen 9 5950X is the flagship 16 core part which is aimed at users demanding heavy multi-threading performance on AM4 sockets.

The chip has a total cache of 72 MB and a TDP of 105W. The chip features a boost clock of up to 4.9 GHz boost which when put together is just stunning for a 16 core part. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is going to cost $799 US and will be available on the 5th of November like the rest of the lineup.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X “Zen 3” Desktop CPU – 12 Cores / 24 Threads Up To 4.8 GHz For $549 US

Next up, we have the Ryzen 9 5900X which is a 12 core part that is aimed at users demanding heavy multi-threading performance on AM4 sockets. The chip has a total cache of 70 MB and a TDP of 105W. The chip features a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a  boost clock of up to 4.8 GHz boost which is faster than the Ryzen 9 3900XT. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X will feature a retail price of $549 US which is $50 US higher than the MSRP of the Ryzen 9 3900XT while delivering significantly faster performance.

MSI Teases AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” CPU Ready MEG B550 Unify-X & MEG B550 Unify Motherboards

In performance comparisons, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X completely obliterates the Intel Core i9-10900K, delivering insane amounts of up to 15% single-threaded performance jump over the competing chip within Cinebench R20. The same goes for gaming performance where the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X delivers up to 21% performance gains over the Core i9-10900K.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X “Zen 3” Desktop CPU – 8 Cores / 16 Threads Up To 4.7 GHz For $449 US

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is an 8 core and 16 thread CPU. This chip is marketed to be the best 8 core processor in the market for gamers with its impressive clock speeds of 3.8 GHz base and 4.7 GHz boost clocks. The chip features a total of 36 MB of cache and a TDP of 105W. The CPU is expected to be priced at $449.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X “Zen 3” Desktop CPU – 6 Cores / 12 Threads Up To 4.6 GHz For $299 US

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is a 6 core and 12 thread CPU. This chip is marketed to be the best 6 core processor in the market for gamers with its impressive clock speeds of 3.7 GHz base and 4.6 GHz boost clocks. The chip features a total of 36 MB of cache and a TDP of 65W. The CPU is expected to be priced at $299.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series “Vermeer” CPU Lineup

CPU Name Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock Cache (L2+L3) PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH) TDP Price
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16/32 3.4 GHz 4.9 GHz 72 MB TBA 105W $799 US
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12/24 3.7 GHz 4.8 GHz 70 MB TBA 105W $549 US
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8/16 3.8 GHz 4.7 GHz 36 MB TBA 105W $449 US
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6/12 3.7 GHz 4.6 GHz 35 MB TBA 65W $299 US

AMD Zen 3 Core Architecture Achieves 19% IPC Uplift

The AMD Ryzen 5000 lineup is based on the new Zen 3 core architecture which is made possible with TSMC’s bleeding-edge 7nm process node. The Zen 3 core architecture delivers a 19% uplift in terms of IPC over Zen 2 while also delivering higher performance per watt increases of up to 24% over Zen 2. Compared to Intel’s flagship Core i9-10900K, AMD’s Ryzen 9 CPUs based on the Zen 3 core architecture are up to 2.8x power efficient.

The AMD Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 AM4 CPU family, codenamed Vermeer, is designed for use in high-performance desktop platforms & will feature up to two CCD’s (Core/Cache Complex Dies) and a single IOD (I/O Die).

Unlike the previous generation design where each CCD comprised of two CCX’s (Core Complexes), the Zen 3 CCD will consist of a single CCX which will feature 8 cores that can run in either a single-thread mode (1T) or a two-thread mode (2T) for up to 16 threads per CCX. Since the chip houses a maximum of two CCDs, the core and thread count will max out at 16 cores and 32 threads which is the same as the existing flagship AM4 desktop CPU, the Ryzen 9 3950X.

Each Zen 3 core will feature 512 KB of L2 cache for a total of 4 MB of L2 cache per CCD. That should equal 8 MB of L2 cache on a dual CCD CPU. Along with the L2 cache, each CCD will also comprise of up to 32 MB of shared L3 cache. For Zen 2, the L3 cache was split between the two CCX’s with each CCX having their own separate (Up To) 16 MB cache. The size of the cache remains the same per CCD but now all cores can share a larger number of L3 cache.

  • Core Complex Die (CCD):

    The CCX consists of:

    • Up to 8 cores where each core may run in single-thread mode (1T) or two-thread SMT mode (2T)
      for a total of up to 16 threads per complex
    • 512KB of L2 per core for a total of 4MB L2 per CCD
    • Up to 32MB of L3 shared across all cores within the complex

AMD demonstrated absolute dominance with its last generation Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 series desktop CPUs and we can expect the same to happen once Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs hit the retail shelves.

AMD CPU Roadmap (2018-2020)

Ryzen Family Ryzen 1000 Series Ryzen 2000 Series Ryzen 3000 Series Ryzen 4000 Series Ryzen 5000 Series Ryzen 6000 Series
Architecture Zen (1) Zen (1) / Zen+ Zen (2) / Zen+ Zen (3) / Zen 2 Zen (3)+ / Zen 3? Zen (4) / Zen 3?
Process Node 14nm 14nm / 12nm 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 5nm / 7nm+
Server EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Rome’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Genoa’
Max Server Cores / Threads 32/64 32/64 64/128 64/128 TBD TBD
High End Desktop Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series (White Haven) Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series (Coflax) Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 4000 Series (Genesis Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 6000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / Threads 16/32 32/64 64/128 64/128? TBD TBD
Mainstream Desktop Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge) Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse) Ryzen 4000 Series (Vermeer) Ryzen 5000 Series (Warhol) Ryzen 6000 Series (Raphael)
Max Mainstream Cores / Threads 8/16 8/16 16/32 16/32 TBD TBD
Budget APU N/A Ryzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso Zen+) Ryzen 4000 Series (Renoir Zen 2) Ryzen 5000 Series (Cezanne Zen 3) Ryzen 5000 Series (Rembrandt Zen 3)
Year 2017 2018 2019 2020/2021 2020/2021 2022
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MSI Teases AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” CPU Ready MEG B550 Unify-X & MEG B550 Unify Motherboards

MSI will be unveiling its latest B550 chipset-based motherboards, the B550 Unify series, which are fully prepped to support AMD’s next-generation Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs based on the latest Zen 3 core architecture.

MSI MEG B550 Unify-X & MEG B550 Unify Fully Prepped For AMD Ryzen 5000 ‘Zen 3’ Desktop CPUs, Feature Stunning Design & Up To 5800 MHz DDR4 Memory OC Support

We last talked about the MSI MEG B550 Unify series motherboards back in August when we gave an exclusive look at the design for the upcoming series. Since then, MSI has worked on putting the finishing touches on the first MEG motherboards in its B550 class of products. Just as expected, the MSI MEG B550 Unify series aims to drive overclocking to the extreme with its insane overclocking support, especially for memory which is officially listed at up to DDR4-5800 MHz but we have heard that LN2 overclockers will easily be able to breach that limit.

Watch The AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3 Vermeer” Desktop CPUs Unveil Live Here

MSI MEG B550 Unify-X Motherboard

Coming to the specifications, we first have the higher-end MEG B550 Unify-X motherboard. This is going to retail at a price of around $299 US which puts it in the premium category considering that it is based on the B550 chipset. Talking about the features, the AM4 CPU on the board is powered by a 14+2+1 direct power design which makes use of 90A power stages. Two 8-pin connectors are used to route power to the VRM and the socket. Everything about this motherboard screams high-end from its extreme VRM design to its server-grade 2oz copper PCB which is made up of 6 layers. The boards will feature the latest BIOS which will fully support AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs out of the box.

MSI is targetting this motherboard at overclockers which is apparent from its 2 DIMM design. You can expect the motherboard to feature support for the fastest DDR4 (up to 5800 MHz) DIMMs out in the market but also expect to gain much more performance out of them with overclocks. To cool the VRMs, MSI is using a dual heatsink block design with an aluminum cover. The heatsinks are interconnected with a heat pipe that channels heat equally around the heatsinks so they can be cooled off from airflow within the case.

Expansion slots include two x16 PCIe slots, two x1 PCIe slots, and four M.2 slots. All M.2 slots come with enhanced M.2 Frozr heatsinks. The three heatsinks at the bottom are part of the B550 PCH heatsink too. The PCH heatsink has cutouts with dual-tone colors in matte grey and brushed silver. Unlike the X570 Unify series, the B550 Unify motherboards don’t feature any active fan cooling that can be considered a great thing for users who didn’t like an active cooling solution on the X570 line of motherboards.

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The topmost PCIe x16 and three M.2 slots on the motherboards are PCIe Gen 4 compliant. Storage outputs include 6 SATA III ports and there’s a single front panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C header. The board also features 2.5G LAN (Realtek), WiFi 6 support, and a range of I/O features such as HDMI 2.1 for display output when running a Ryzen APU. Compared to the X570 Unify, the B550 Unify X offers a much better value in terms of features such as more M.2 slots, more SATA ports, a better VRM, and impressive overclocking capabilities, all at the same price point.

MSI MEG B550 Unify Motherboard

The MSI MEG B550 Unify retains all the features of the X model but comes in at a lower price point of around $279 US. The reason is that the motherboard will make use of four DIMMs instead of the 2 DIMM design on the ‘X’ variant. The ‘X’ variant is more fine-tuned for overclockers and hence will have a slightly higher price.

The I/O on the MEG B550 Unify & MEG B550 Unify-X motherboards include four USB 3.2 Gen 2, four USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a PS/2 combo port, Clear CMOS & Flash Bios buttons, a 2.5G networking LAN port, WiFi 6 antenna jacks, and a 7.1 channel HD audio jack. The motherboard comes with a pre-installed I/O bracket.

With that said, the MEG B550 Unify looks like an exceptional product in the high-end B550 board segment. Expect more details from MSI in the coming month as the B550 Unify series is expected to launch sometime this month alongside AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors.

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ASUS Unveils ROG Crosshair DARK HERO & ROG STRIX B550-XE Motherboards For AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” CPUs

ASUS has unveiled two new motherboards designed to support AMD’s next-generation Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 CPUs, the ROG Crosshair VII DARK Hero, and the ROG STRIX B550-XE. Both motherboards are based on existing X570 & B550 chipsets but come with a range of new tech which will push the Ryzen platform to the next level.

ASUS Upgrades It’s ROG AM4 Motherboards For Next-Gen AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” CPUs, Include ROG Crosshair VIII DARK HERO & ROG STRIX B550-XE

The ASUS ROG motherboards which are launched today are specifically designed for the next-gen Ryzen 5000 CPUs but can also support AMD’s 2nd & 3rd Gen processors. Both models are updated variants of existing ones with superior power designs and much better cooling capabilities while providing users with extra I/O.

Watch The AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3 Vermeer” Desktop CPUs Unveil Live Here

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII DARK HERO Motherboard

Starting with the top model, the ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII DARK Hero adopts a high-end 14+2 phase design which is made up of titanium power stages that are rated for 90A. The CPU is supplied juice through an 8+4 pin connector configuration and two large aluminum blocks cover the VRMs which are interconnected by a chunky heatpipe. The AM4 socket sites in the center with four DDR4 DIMM slots at the right side of the motherboard which will be able to support some really high-speed ram speeds.

ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII DARK HERO Motherboard Features:

  • AMD AM4 socket: Ready for 2nd, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors with Radeon™ Graphics Processors and up to two M.2 drives, USB 3.2 Gen2, and AMD StoreMI to maximize connectivity and speed.
  • Comprehensive thermal design: Passive chipset heatsink, M.2 aluminum heatsink, and ROG Cooling Zone.
  • Robust power delivery: Designed power solution 14+2 TI power stages rated for 90A, ProCool II power connectors, microfine alloy chokes, and 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors
  • High-performance networking: On-board Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO support, 2.5 Gbps Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet, both with ASUS LANGuard protection, and support for GameFirst VI software.
  • 5-Way Optimization: Automated system-wide tuning, providing overclocking and cooling profiles that are tailor-made for your rig.
  • DIY Friendly Design: Pre-mounted I/O shield, ASUS SafeSlot, BIOS FlashBack, and premium components for maximum endurance.
  • Unmatched personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • Industry-leading ROG audio: ROG SupremeFX S1220 is combined with the venerable ESS ES9023P to deliver high-fidelity audio to headsets and exotic cans.

For expansion, the motherboard features three PCIe 4.0 x16 slots (x16/x8/x4 electrical) and a single PCIe 4.0 x1 slot. There are also at least two M.2 slots on the motherboard which are Gen 4.0 ready. Storage includes 8 SATA III ports and front panel USB comes in the form of a two USB 2.0, a single USB 3.0, and also a single USB 3.2 Gen 2 connector.

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The overall look and feel of the motherboard are absolutely fantastic with a matte and metallic black color theme. The rear I/O panel comes with a pre-installed heatsink and has an RGB lit ROG logo which illuminates and can be configured through ASUS’s AURA Sync RGB software. The same is true for the ROG eye logo over the PCH. The PCH is also the most surprising aspect of the board as ASUS has completely removed the active cooling solution from its updated model which is a big plus for those who didn’t update due to the unnecessary cooling fans featured on several X570 boards.

As for the I/O, the ROG Crosshair VIII DARK Hero features WiFi capabilities with 12 USB ports out of which at least 8 are Gen 3.2 and four are Gen 3.1. There’s dual LAN switches for 1Gbe and 2.5Gbe networking and a 7.1 channel HD audio jack. It wouldn’t be a Crosshair motherboard without the Q-Flash and reset switches on the rear panel either.

ASUS ROG STRIX B550-XE Gaming WiFi Motherboard

The ASUS ROG STRIX B550-XE Gaming WiFi comes with a 14+2 phase power design too & powered by an 8+4 pin connector configuration. The board doesn’t use 90A power stages like the Crosshair model but it should be around 50-60A per power stage for this motherboard. The VRMs come with huge aluminum heatsinks which are interconnected via a heat pipe solution. There are once again four DDR4 DIMM slots to support high-frequency memory out of the box.

ASUS ROG STRIX B550-XE Motherboard Features:

  • AM4 socket: Ready for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors
  • Best gaming connectivity: PCIe 4.0-ready, six M.2 slots (four on the bundled ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Gen 4 Card), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C plus HDMI 2.1, and DisplayPort 1.2 output
  • Robust power solution: 14+2 power stages with ProCool power connector, high-quality alloy chokes, and durable capacitors
  • Comprehensive cooling: Actively cooled VRM heatsinks with L-shaped Heatpipe and integrated aluminum I/O cover, plus dedicated M.2 heatsinks
  • Superfast networking: Onboard WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and Intel 2.5 Gb Ethernet with ASUS LANGuard
  • Intuitive software: Easy-to-use UEFI BIOS and ASUS AI Networking make it easy to configure gaming builds
  • DIY-friendly design: Includes pre-mounted I/O shield, BIOS FlashBack, Q-Code and FlexKey
  • Unmatched personalization: ASUS-exclusive Aura Sync RGB lighting, including Aura RGB headers and addressable Gen 2 RGB headers
  • Industry-leading Gaming Audio: Audio USB Type-C, AI Noise-Canceling Microphone, SupremeFX S1220A codec, DTS Sound Unbound, and Sonic Studio III for immersive audio

Expansion slots include triple PCIe 4.0 x16 (x16/x8/x4 electrical), two PCIe 4.0 x1 slots and dual M.2 slots. Storage options include 6 SATA III ports while there’s a large number of I/O ports on the B550 ROG STRIX XE. Unlike the Crosshair VIII revision, the updated ROG STRIX variant still relies on active cooling in the form of a VRM cooling fan. There’s no PCH active cooling solution installed on the board.

There’s no word on the pricing or availability of either model but it is likely that ASUS plans to introduce them around the same time as the launch of the AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors.

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Watch The AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3 Vermeer” Desktop CPUs Unveil Live Here

AMD is all set to introduce its next-generation Zen 3 powered Ryzen 5000 series CPUs today which will be part of its Vermeer desktop family. The family is all set to be announced during a keynote by AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, who will be presenting the new lineup and also talk in detail about the CPU architectural upgrades and performance improvements that we can expect from the new lineup.

Watch The AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” CPU Announcement Here, Live! – The High-Performance Journey Continues For Ryzen CPUs!

The AMD Ryzen 5000 “Vermeer” CPUs based on the Zen 3 core architecture will be announced almost one and a half years after the Ryzen 3000 “Matisse” CPUs. The Matisse family was first introduced all the way back at Computex 2019 where AMD unveiled several chips & also talked about specifications and performance numbers. The Matisse family got several additions which included the flagship Ryzen 9 3950X and the recently released Ryzen 3000 XT family.

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The announcement event will be live-streamed over at AMD’s official YouTube page (11 am CT) which we have linked below:

“Join AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su as she details the highly anticipated AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processor lineup powered by the groundbreaking “Zen 3” architecture.”

“Ryzen is all about bringing out the best that computing can offer,” and we look forward to bringing you more of the best with Zen 3.

The AMD Ryzen 5000 is highly anticipated because not only will it exceed the performance of the Zen 2 based processors, but Zen 3 is expected to deliver some major improvements in terms of IPC and also gaming performance, representing far better perf/$ values than the competition who have also announced their Zen 3 competitor but doesn’t launch until Q1 2021. Given how AMD has clawed away major share and gained historical wins over the competition in major retail outlets, Zen 3 will just push that lead further.

We will be posting more information regarding all major announcements that are made during the event so make sure to keep your popcorn ready for another era in the PC gaming market.

AMD CPU Roadmap (2018-2020)

Ryzen Family Ryzen 1000 Series Ryzen 2000 Series Ryzen 3000 Series Ryzen 4000 Series Ryzen 5000 Series Ryzen 6000 Series
Architecture Zen (1) Zen (1) / Zen+ Zen (2) / Zen+ Zen (3) / Zen 2 Zen (3)+ / Zen 3? Zen (4) / Zen 3?
Process Node 14nm 14nm / 12nm 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 5nm / 7nm+
Server EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Rome’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Genoa’
Max Server Cores / Threads 32/64 32/64 64/128 64/128 TBD TBD
High End Desktop Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series (White Haven) Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series (Coflax) Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 4000 Series (Genesis Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 6000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / Threads 16/32 32/64 64/128 64/128? TBD TBD
Mainstream Desktop Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge) Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse) Ryzen 4000 Series (Vermeer) Ryzen 5000 Series (Warhol) Ryzen 6000 Series (Raphael)
Max Mainstream Cores / Threads 8/16 8/16 16/32 16/32 TBD TBD
Budget APU N/A Ryzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso Zen+) Ryzen 4000 Series (Renoir Zen 2) Ryzen 5000 Series (Cezanne Zen 3) Ryzen 5000 Series (Rembrandt Zen 3)
Year 2017 2018 2019 2020/2021 2020/2021 2022
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Retail Launch Pushed Back To 29th October, A Day After AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 Unveil

NVIDIA has just announced that the retail launch of its GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card has been pushed back to the end of October. The announcement comes just weeks after the launch of the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards which had severely limited quantities at launch and to make sure that it isn’t the case with the RTX 3070, NVIDIA has updated its schedule.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Retail Launch Now A Day After AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 Series Unveil

As per the latest schedule, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 would now be available for retail on the 29th of October. This is almost a 2 weeks delay compared to the previous launch day of 15th. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 specifications and prices remain unchanged but it looks like users who were planning to get the GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card on launch should now just wait to see what competition has to offer as AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series would be unveiled just a day prior to the retail launch.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ampere Mobility GPU With 8 GB Memory Pictured, RTX 2080 Ti Tier Performance Coming To Laptops Soon!

NVIDIA releases GeForce RTX 3070 performance metrics versus the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2070 at 1440P.

Following is NVIDIA’s official statement regarding the GeForce RTX 3070’s availability update:

Production of GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards are ramping quickly. We’ve heard from many of you that there should be more cards available on launch day. To help make that happen, we are updating the availability date to Thursday, October 29th.

We know this may be disappointing to those eager to purchase a GeForce RTX 3070 as soon as possible, however this shift will help our global partners get more graphics cards into the hands of gamers on launch day.

The GeForce RTX 3070 delivers incredible performance and features, including NVIDIA Reflex and Broadcast, for $499. Across a variety of ray-traced and rasterized DirectX and Vulkan titles, the GeForce RTX 3070 delivers similar or faster performance than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (which sold for twice the price) and is on average 60% faster than the original GeForce RTX 2070. via NVIDIA

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Graphics Card Specifications – GA104 GPU & 8 GB GDDR6 Memory

At the heart of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card lies the GA104 GPU. The GA104 is one of the many Ampere GPUs that we will be getting on the gaming segment. The GA104 GPU is the second-fastest Ampere chip in the stack. The GPU is based on Samsung’s 8nm (N8) process node. The GPU measures at 392.5mm2 and features 17.4 Billion transistors which are almost 93% of the transistors featured on the TU102 GPU. At the same time, the GA104 GPU is almost half the size of the TU102 GPU which is an insane amount of density.

For the GeForce RTX 3070, NVIDIA has enabled a total of 46 SM units on its flagship which results in a total of 5888 CUDA cores. In addition to the CUDA cores, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 also comes packed with next-generation RT (Ray-Tracing) cores, Tensor cores, and brand new SM or streaming multi-processor units.

In terms of memory, the GeForce RTX 3070 features 8 GB of GDDR6 memory. The GeForce RTX 3070 comes with memory at speeds of 14 Gbps. That along with a full uncut bus interface of 256-bit will deliver a cumulative bandwidth of 448 Gbps. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 will be powered by a single 12-pin Micro-Fit 3.0 connector. As for pricing, the Founders Edition will hit retail at $499 US while custom models would cost either the same or come at a premium price point.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series ‘Ampere’ Graphics Card Specifications:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
GPU Name Ampere GA104-200 Ampere GA104-300 Ampere GA102-200 Ampere GA102-300
Process Node Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm
Die Size 395.2mm2 395.2mm2 628.4mm2 628.4mm2
Transistors 17.4 Billion 17.4 Billion 28 Billion 28 Billion
CUDA Cores 4864 5888 8704 10496
TMUs / ROPs TBA TBA 272 / 96 TBA
Tensor / RT Cores 152 / 38 184 / 46 272 / 68 328 / 82
Base Clock TBA 1500 MHz 1440 MHz 1400 MHz
Boost Clock TBA 1730 MHz 1710 MHz 1700 MHz
FP32 Compute TBA 20 TFLOPs 30 TFLOPs 36 TFLOPs
RT TFLOPs TBA 40 TFLOPs 58 TFLOPs 69 TFLOPs
Tensor-TOPs TBA 163 TOPs 238 TOPs 285 TOPs
Memory Capacity 8 GB GDDR6 8/16 GB GDDR6 10/20 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 320-bit 384-bit
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 19 Gbps 19.5 Gbps
Bandwidth 448 Gbps 448 Gbps 760 Gbps 936 Gbps
TDP 180W? 220W 320W 350W
Price (MSRP / FE) $399 US? $499 US $699 US $1499 US
Launch (Availability) October 2020 15th October 17th September 24th September
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Samsung Finally Bringing The 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe SSD To Market

Just under a month ago Samsung officially listed its next-generation PCIe 4.0 based 980 Pro NVMe drive on their website, now they’ve announced the launch window and some reviews have already gone live. To cut to the chase the Samsung 980 Pro SSD will be available worldwide ‘this month’, so assuming before the end of September 2020.

Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4.0 For Gamers and Creative Professionals

Samsung is targeting its 980 Pro Series squarely at the gamer and creative professionals who are working with graphics-heavy games and large 4K and 8K content. This is a bit of a strange move to pair gamers and content creators together in this way because it’s typically been the EVO Series that gamers have gravitated towards and content creators lean to the Pro Series, but perhaps we’ll see a merge in the coming generations.

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“Over the years, Samsung has continuously challenged the limits of high-speed flash memory storage solutions,” said Dr. Mike Mang, vice president of Memory Brand Product Biz at Samsung Electronics. “The new 980 PRO SSD reflects our continuing commitment to delivering exceptional products consumers have come to expect from Samsung.”

The Samsung 980 Pro comes packed with a custom Elpis controller, V-Nand, and DRAM, all completely designed in-house by Samsung rather than relying on the Phison based controllers like most all other PCIe Gen 4.0 drives do so far. The claims by Samsung for the 980 Pro is that we’ll see sequential read and write speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s and 5,000MB/s respectively as well as random read and write speeds of up to 1,000K IOPS.

Samsung is changing things up when it comes to thermal capacities here and avoiding the pre-attached heatsink method by making use of a nickel coating on the controller as well as a heat spreader label on the back of the SSD along with their Dynamic Thermal Guard technology. This keeps the drive in the typical form factor allowing for deployment in many scenarios, including TigerLake powered laptops that can take advantage of PCIe Gen 4.0 drives.

Sasmung 980 PRO SSD Series

Drive Name Samsung 980 PRO SSD 1 TB Samsung 980 PRO SSD 500 GB Samsung 980 PRO SSD 250 GB
Drive Model MZ-V8P1T0BW MZ-V8P500BW MZ-V8P250BW
Capacity 1 TB 500 GB 250 GB
Sequential Read 7,000 MB/s 6,900 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Sequential Write 5,000 MB/s 5,000 MB/s 2,700 MB/s
Sequential Write (TLC) 2,000 MB/s 1,100 MB/s 500 MB/s
Random Read 1000K IOPS 800K IOPS 500K IOPS
Random Write 1000K IOPS 1000K IOPS 600K IOPS
Power Consumption (Average) 6.2W (8.9W Burst) 5.9W (7.4W Burst) 5.0W (7.0W Burst)
TBW 600 TB 300 TB 150 tb

As previously mentioned reviews have started rolling out of the Samsung 980 Pro PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe SSD, one of the first I saw was by Sebastian over at PCPer, I urge you to go check it out if you’re interested.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung SSD 980 PRO comes in 1TB, 500GB, and 250GB models, and will be available worldwide starting this month, while the 2TB capacity model will be available by the end of this year. The 980 PRO’s manufacturer’s suggested retail prices start at $89.99 for the 250GB drive, $149.99 for the 500GB drive, and $229.99 for the 1TB drive.