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On the Korean side HWBattle a competition for AMD’s Ryzen 3000 processors has appeared. The prize is also an unspecified Ryzen 3000.
AMD enters the hot phase
This week there was already a big leak on AMD’s Ryzen 3000 processors. The new generation might not only come with a significantly higher clock rate, but also contain significantly more cores. AMD is expanding the processor family with a further high-end series. The designation Ryzen 9 also directly targets the Intel Core i9-9900K. With the Ryzen 9 3850X there is also a new flagship. This should come with 16 cores and up to 5.1 GHz clock. The Ryzen 7 series now has 12 cores, Ryzen 5 eight cores and the Ryzen 3 entry-level series even six cores. If you consider that a good year ago the Intel flagship i7-8700K came onto the market with six cores, this is an extreme increase.
The Ryzen 3000 processors codenamed Matisse are supposed to run on AM4, so no motherboard upgrade might be necessary. First information could follow at CES 2019, the release is said to take place to the Computex 2019 in June. On the same date the X570 chipset will be released, which for the first time could bring support for PCIe 4.0 into a mainstream processor series. The fact that Ryzen 3000 will soon be on the market is now confirmed by a mysterious competition.
Guess the Cinebench score and win a Ryzen 3000 processor
The South Korean website HWBattle.com has posted a competition about the new Ryzen series code-named Matisse. Participants should guess the Cinebench score of the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600X. Winners will get some yet unpublished Ryzen 3000 processors. Which models are involved is unclear. The processors will also only go to the winners after the release of the new Ryzen generation. Interestingly, the competition runs only until December 14th and is run by an agency. Videocardz was able to ask that it was not directly AMD or a PR agency, but a sales agency that organizes local contests, sweepstakes and events for AMD. It is also unclear when the results will be announced. However, the competition shows that Ryzen 3000 is not far away.