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  • Price for Ryzen 3000 & X570


We have gotten MSRP prices from AMD but now we have or first look at what they will cost in stores.

The Danish retailer listed prices for their Ryzen 3000 and X570 boards.

The prices are in Danish Krones and it has a 25% sales tax so it is a bit higher than the previous mentioned prices but we can have more of an idea how much it will cost. The first prices is the Danish Krones with the 25% sales tax and then the second is without the 25% sales tax. Also I added in South Africa Rand with the 25% sales tax because that will be the closest to what it will actually cost here in South Africa would be I believe.


USD + 25% Sales Tax USD + No Sales Tax ZAR + 25% Sales Tax (1 USD= ZAR14.80)
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G $135 $100 ZAR 2’000
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G $210 $160 ZAR 3’108
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $275 $205 ZAR 4’070
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X $345 $260 ZAR 5’106
AMD Ryzen 5 3700X $450 $335 ZAR 6’660
AMD Ryzen 5 3800X $550 $410 ZAR 8’140
AMD Ryzen 5 3900X $690 $515 ZAR 10’212 has also listed various X570 motherboards from MSI and Gigabyte. Reports did mention that the new X570 chipset was going to be more expensive compared to previous chipset generations and that does look to be the case. So even though X570 does bring some new and improved features like PCIe 4.0 it will be up to your wallet to decide if it’s worth paying the extra or just going for X470 which will still work.


USD + 25% Sales Tax USD + No Sales Tax ZAR + 25% Sales Tax (1 USD= ZAR14.80)
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS XTREME $1110 $830 ZAR 16’428
GIGABYTE X570 AORUS PRO $375 $280 ZAR 5’550
GIGABYTE X570 I AORUS PRO $325 $245 ZAR 4’810
GIGABYTE X570 GAMING X $255 $190 ZAR 3’774


USD + 25% Sales Tax USD + No Sales Tax ZAR + 25% Sales Tax (1 USD= ZAR14.80)
MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE $930 $695 ZAR 13’764
MSI PRESTIGE X570 CREATION $645 $485 ZAR 9’546
MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI $285 $215 ZAR 4’218
MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS $255 $190 ZAR 3’774


They also listed boards from Asus but all of them were listed as $600 which is most likely just a placeholder.


ASUS ROG STRIX X570-I GAMING – $600 = $450

ASUS ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING – $600 = $450

ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING – $600 = $450

ASUS PRO WS X570-ACE – $600 = $450

ASUS PRIME X570 PRO – $600 = $450

ASUS PRIME X570-P – $600 = $450

ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) – $600 = $450


  1. AMD Ryzen 9 3950X breaks three benchmarking world records

Even though AMDs processors are not available yet MAD showed of what their top of the range Ryzen 9 3950X is cable of at E3 2019. Using LN2 Liquid Nitrogen they were able to overclock the 16C/32T beast to break 3 previously hold records on the mainstream CPU socket which was held by Intel.

No of course this was with a custom BIOS voltage and LN2 so don’t expect you to be able to get this but it shows how powerful the new Ryzen processors can be.


Cinebench R15: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X @ 5434 points

Previous holder: Intel Core i9-9960X @ 5320 points

Cinebench R20: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X @ 12167 points

Previous holder: Intel Core i9-7960X @ 10895 points

Geekbench 4: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X @ 65499 points

Previous holder: Intel Core i9-7960X @ 60991points


  1. AMD 64 Core 128 Thread Threadripper Coming


Keeping up with the AMD news, reports have it and even though it was speculated for quite a bit. AMD is working on a 64 core 128 Thread Threadripper CPU which might even launch in Q4 2019.

Currently the W2990X has measy 32 cores which is nothing so AMD is trying to up their game even more with double the cores and threads for the new 3de genration Threadripper.

Now as for the chipset platform, the naming is still a bit unknown. Some reports says its X499 and some say its X599. Intel was reportedly going to use X499 but then at Computex changed it to X299G enstaid. They might still rename it to X499 or just use it for something else or AMD will use it. So its still a bit confusing, but most reports say X599 will be the new TR4 platform.

Now pricing for the 64 core threadripper might be around the $2500 to $3000 which is not bad compared to intel and there 18 core $1800 accuvilet.

So we will just have to wait and see for some more reports but Threadripper is looking to bulk up.


  1. AMD X590 Motherboards


Then for our last AMD news, apparently we are going to get a X590 chipset for Ryzen 3000. Last year AMD was planning to release a X490 chipset but canceled it due to too high production cost. However they might be pushing through this year.

The rumor started after the author of DRAM Calculator For Ryzen 1usmus posted a picture of a ASUS’ ROG motherboard labled X590 Coming Soon.The board looked to a ROG Crosshair series however was later removed.


Also a forum member of Computerbase forums provided even more evidence of the X590 chipset. Hidden within the BIOS files for X570 motherboards the X590 chipset is listed next to X570.


As for the difference between X570 and X590 most likely it will just have higher components and more PCIe 4.0 lanes. However being that the X570 chipset is going to already be more expensive compared to previous generations, we can just imagine how much more the X590 platform will be.


  1. Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake CPU Single-Core Performance

Now it’s not all bad news for Intel. A Chinese forum member post some single core performance from the CPU-Z benchmarks where intel shows of what it can do with their new Ice Lake CPUs based on the 10nm Sunny Cove architecture which was unveiled at  Computex 2019 last month.

Now we know Intel has pretty much always dominated the single core performance compared to AMD so its no surprise here that Intel does quite well. Actually really well, if these benchmarks are actually legit, so take all of this will a grain of salt.

So from the results it looks like the Ryzen 7 3800X overclocked to 4.7ghz got a score of 635.

However the Core i7-1065G7 (4 core / 8 thread) scored 4 points higher at 639 but was reported running only at 3.7ghz. They also had a 6 core, 12 thread part with no codename running at 3.6ghz that scored 630 points.


Now some of these results does not look too clear to me but Intel did state that they had an 18% IPC improvement with some workloads which is good and might finally help intel fet back on the horse. But again this is not from a reliable source so we will need to wait till some more proper benchmarks release and some multi threaded benchmarks.


  1. Nvidia Super Release Date


Now what about some Nidia news, well we all saw the tease video Nvidia showed of their Super GPUs. Although nothing has been officely released by Nvidia both at Computex and E3. Some reports show that it is going to be anounced later this month and released Mid July. As for what it is, its pretty much just a refresh of their current Turning graphics cards. We currently also dont know how much it is going to cost but it will be more.


Now then as for some of the rumored specs and Igor Wallossek from Tom’s Hardware Germany has some specs for us.


Staring at the entry-level for RTX graphics cards, it is reported that the GeForce RTX 2060 Super “will basically be a cut-down version of RTX 2070 non-Super, featuring TU106-410 GPU with full 256-bit memory bus”. It is good to see this SKU get 8GB of GDDR6.


Moving upwards we see that there will be a faster Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 variant, augmented by a further 256 CUDA cores thanks to its TU104-410 GPU.


Finally, the GeForce RTX 2080 Super, based upon the TU104-450 GPU will boast 3072 CUDA cores (up from 2944) and faster GDDR6 memory (16Gbps vs 14Gbps). There isn’t any sign of any other Super RTX or GTX variants as yet.

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