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RYZEN 3000 USES THE NEW ZEN 2 MICROARCHITECTURE
The Ryzen 3000 processors are based on AMD’s new Zen 2 architecture, the successor to both Zen and Zen+. Much like the ‘tock’ in Intel’s now dead tick-tock model, Zen 2 represents a major overhaul of the CPU design. It’s taken a leaf from the book of AMD’s Epyc server CPUs, codenamed Rome, and features "chiplets” built on TSMC’s 7nm process. These contain CPU cores and are paired with a 14nm I/O die that provides direct connections to memory, which should alleviate concerns about latency that plagued the Zen and Zen+ chips.
Overall, AMD is claiming a 15 per cent improvement in IPC for Ryzen 3000, which is good news for both single-threaded and multithreaded performance. In fact, AMD’s own numbers in Cinebench R20 puts the octa-core Ryzen 7 3800X, which has a base clock of 3.9GHz and boost clock of 4.5GHz, at 3 per cent ahead of the Core i79700K in single-threaded performance. This is quite impressive, especially considering that the Intel chip boosts to 4.9GHz, although it should be noted that Cinebench R20 is a floating point rendering test that AMD already does well on.
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