When CEO Lisa Su introduced the 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processor at Computex, everyone knows that this day is coming. The performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X excelled, overwhelming the competitor Core i9-9900K in all work-related tasks and totally deserved a price of 13 million which will be sold in Vietnam.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X – No rival in the "universal" CPU segment with 12 core / 24 threads set
In theory, AMD still has a more terrible monster, the Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 cores / 32 threads, but it will not be sold until September, but at the present time, Ryzen 9 3900X is the most advanced line in the segment. their "universal" CPU segment and can be considered non-rivals. The good thing is that the concept of "universal" CPU and "high-performance" CPU is actually expressed by Intel, when they want to distinguish between the CPU series for ordinary consumers with low multipliers and lines CPU works with many cores (HEDT). AMD also went this way with 1/2 generation Ryzen and Threadripper. However, to Ryzen 3rd generation, the red team turned over, crushed the thin line between "common" and "high performance".
In the context that Intel thought it was okay with Core i9-9900K 8 cores / 16 threads, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X was a powerful slap that made the opponent fall back with a set of 12 cores / 24 streams only. High-performance CPU lines. In fact, we are in a time when anyone can make content, anyone can make YouTuber; That's why everyone needs to invest for themselves a powerful machine to serve their work. Ryzen 9 3900X hit this psychology correctly, with a multi-core CPU that was reasonably priced and powerful enough for business purposes and of course, it was a battle of all the titles from here to years later.
Not just a multi-core CPU, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X also uses the new Zen 2 architecture to improve individual core performance, combined with the 7 nm production process to optimize power consumption. That's why even with up to 12 cores, the Ryzen 9 3900X's power consumption is still under control and is almost negligible compared to the previous Ryzen 2700X 8 cores / 16 threads.
In addition, Ryzen 9 3900X's "unbelievably good" price comes mainly from chiplet design, whereby instead of producing a high-complexity and expensive multi-core chip, AMD chooses a combination solution. small chips together. This reduces the complexity and cost of production, while there is no need to invest in a separate production line because of cooperation with TSMC. AMD said the Ryzen 9 3900X will be sold in Vietnam at a price of VND13,090,000, which is very good compared to the retail price of $ 500 overseas. For reference, Intel Core i9-9900K after many price cuts, Vietnam is about … 13 million VND.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X actual performance review with Radeon RX 5700XT – Perfect duo for red team
To evaluate AMD Ryzen 9 3900X performance, I use the following configuration:
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
- Radiator: NZXT Kraken X72 (AIO water radiator)
- Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wifi)
- RAM: 2 x 8 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum Pro DDR4-3000
- SSD: 2 x 512 GB GIGABYTE SSD
- PSU: FSP Hydro PTM 750W
- Operating System: Windows 10 (1903)
CPU-Z and GPU-Z
First of all, we come to CPU-Z and GPU-Z, two popular software testing specifications. This part is actually nothing new, most notably the combination of the Ryzen 9 3900X CPU and the ASUS ROG Crosshair Hero (Wifi) motherboard, making it possible to take advantage of the PCIe 4.0 standard of the card. Radeon RX 5700XT graphics.
PCMARK 10 software evaluates the overall system performance and the number of points that the Ryzen 3900X combo and the Radeon RX 5700 XT achieve is 6255, very impressive. The Validation warning "warning" that you see on the screen is not updated by PCMark10, so it does not recognize Ryzen 9 3900X and Radeon RX 5700 XT, but this does not affect the score.
3DMark10 Time Spy
3DMark software is designed to assess the system's ability to play games, with Ryzen 9 3900X reaching 11,449 points while the Radeon RX 5700 XT is 8800 points. Note that GPU and CPU points are not related to each other, only for comparison in each category. Overall, 9116. 3DMark10 has not been updated to recognize AMD's new dual CPU and GPU.
Cinebench is a software that evaluates CPU rendering, if you use it to make 3D graphics or montages, it can be based on this measure. Cinebench is extremely fond of multi-core CPUs and scores up to 7072 of the Ryzen 9 3900X (12 cores / 24 threads) clearly show that. Interestingly, thanks to the improved performance of the Zen 2 architecture, the Ryzen 9 3900X's power is even stronger than the Ryzen Threadripper 1950K (16 core / 32 streams) monster that once launched. The single point of Ryzen 9 3900X is also quite impressive with 506.
You can also see in the screenshot that I have up to 2 benchmark points for Ryzen 9 3900X, 7072 is using RAM clocked at 3000 Mhz while 7025 is clocked at 2100 Mhz. As a tradition, high RAM clock speeds will improve the performance of Ryzen CPU, which is worth considering.
Corona is designed to support professional software like 3ds Max or Maya to simulate optics through ray tracing technology. Ryzen 9 3900X completed the test in just 1 minute 16 seconds (76 seconds).
Blender is a popular 3D graphics software used to create 3D models as well as simulate motion effects. This app's test uses a BMW27 model and a classroom to test the CPU's rendering capabilities, and the Ryzen 9 3900X only needs 11 minutes 2 seconds to overcome it all.
Compare with Core i9-9900K
It can be seen that in all the benchmark tests of work, the advantage of the multiplier helped AMD Ryzen 9 3900X to have significantly higher results than the Intel Core i9-9900K. Although Intel announced that the Core i9-9900K is a gaming CPU but in fact any mộtPU stronger than Core i5 is a waste of gaming. Only the graphics, movie editing, … tasks can rationalize the multi-core CPU, and it is clear that the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is a better choice.
Power consumption and operating temperature
I use HWInfo software to measure AMD Ryzen 9 3900X consumption temperature and power. With 12 cores and 24 threads, AMD's processor proved to be a hard-to-treat monster even when using high-end AIO water radiators.
Its water radiator is NZXT Kraken X72, which can be considered one of the best AIO water radiators today with rad 360 mm, but just enough to keep Ryzen 9 3900X's temperature below 90. degree when fullload with the default clock speed. Therefore, investing in a good heat dissipation system is a must if you want to fully utilize the power of Ryzen 9 3900X. Meanwhile, although AMD's announced TDP is 105 W, the actual power consumption when the full load can reach 145 W, this is not surprising given the TDP numbers of the last few years only The main reference is main.
Share the feeling after 1 week using the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X and Radeon RX 5700XT combo
Compared to Ryzen's first generation, his Ryzen 9 3900X was much more stable and never crashed when used normally (this OC is, of course, not counted, but it's another article. ). It can be said that AMD has released a great CPU and there are no competitors at the moment.
However, there are still many things that AMD can still improve to help Ryzen 3rd generation become more perfect, namely the compatibility with high-speed RAM streams. This is actually more dependent on the board manufacturer. The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (Wifi) motherboard cannot boot when XMP is activated on the Gkill Sniper X 3400 MHz pair (whether this is the kit AMD ships with) and its Kingmax Zeus 3200 MHz. Finally, only the 3000 MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum is clickable. Hopefully this is only a matter of particularity and the company will soon handle it.
In addition, the Radeon RX 5700 XT is not yet Ryzen's ideal third-generation companion for gamers, because it is not really a top line, but AMD has just tested the "middle" segment. high "only. However, for the workstation, the Radeon RX 5700 XT is a good alternative to Vega64, which consumes a lot of power.
In short, I am satisfied with the experience that Ryzen 9 3900X brings, the performance is excellent compared to the price of 13 million VND. You still need to be aware that if you want to take advantage of it effectively, investing in good heat dissipation is a must, as well as the current price of X570 motherboards, which is a bit high, even if it is a remarkable feature.