Ryzen 3rd Gen – Should You Get AMDs New CPUs?


Technology / Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU

If you’ve followed AMD, you would’ve heard of the new Ryzen 3rd gen processors. Obviously, with new CPUs and generation comes better power and performance. If you’re looking to upgrade your CPU soon, read on. It might be enough to help you decide what to upgrade to.

What’s new?

To be exact, speeds are ranging between 3.2Ghz up to a whopping 5Ghz with more efficient performance. A new series of Ryzen will also come with the 3rd gen, introducing Ryzen 9’s, which have an astonishing 16 cores. Nice!

Navi integrated Graphics

While some of the 3rd gen CPU will have integrated navi graphics in the CPU, other will not. However, if you are only looking for CPU only performance, the trade-off shouldn’t matter as long as you can manage if your graphics card does decide to die on you.

Stepping Up…

Honestly, AMD have really stepped up their CPU game. Value for performance is great, especially as AMD give you the wraith coolers in the box. The Ryzen chips themselves offer fantastic performance for anyone looking for an all-rounder PC. Gaming, editing and general use with the Ryzen 7 2700X in my PC is fantastic. You can buy the Ryzen 7 I use by clicking here to check it out on Amazon.

So should I buy Ryzen 3rd Gen?

Although, is it worth getting the latest Ryzen 3? In terms of lower power consumption and high-speed it is a good pick for those wanting top-notch performance. In terms of the 3rd gen price, the rumours make it seem that the 3rd gen CPU will be just as affordable as the 2nd gen.

Don’t forget about Ryzen 2!

Otherwise, the Ryzen 2 is a great generation CPU and offers good value performance. Obviously, it’s worth considering that prices may go down slightly after the Ryzen 3rd gen is released. Its predicted that the lowest spec CPU for the 3rd gen CPU will start from £80+ up to around £400, depending on the CPU you opt for.

Toasty!

As many AMD processors come with the wraith cooler, it’s worth considering if you should get a cooler or not. If you’re looking for a cooler system or overclocking, a custom cooler instead of the stock cooler can be a good choice. In my current build I am using the Cooler Master water cooling fan but something like Corsair or NZXT water cooling are better choices.

Can’t Wait…

I can’t wait to see how the 3rd will the current 2nd gen processors. However, will 3rd gen AMD Ryzen/ Threadripper chips be enough to become the CPU kings? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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