Indian Pricing Of AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Revealed
AMD has finally released its much awaited third generation Ryzen CPUs. The company on the 7/7 (7th of July) launched eight new 7nm Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors. They are the first to incorporate AMD’s latest Zen 2 architecture built on a 7nm manufacturing process. The CPUs will go on sale globally alongside the new NAVI Radeon GPUs and motherboards from the company. AMD has currently only announced the pricing of CPUs for the Indian market.
The top end Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 cores will only be available from September. The Ryzen 9 3900X, with 12 cores an 24 threads, will go on sale today for INR 35,990 in India (approx Rs. 42,470 after 18% tax). AMD’s 8 core CPUs like the Ryzen 7 3800X and 3700X are priced at INR 28,490 and INR 24990 (excluding tax) respectively; while the mid range affordable yet powerful cores such as the Ryzen 5 3600X and 3600 will sell for INR 17,690 and INR 14,490 (excluding tax) respectively. The aforementioned cards are all fabricated on a 7nm architecture and will replace the second generation of Ryzen processors.
AMD also launched two new APUs, namely, the Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3200G; they are based on the previous gen Zen+ architecture that features Radeon Vega graphics processors. The prices for the CPUs are INR 10,990 and INR 7,190 (excluding tax) respectively and are aimed at casual or budget gamers. The new launches are AMD’s move on upgrading their single-threaded and multi-threaded performance to outclass the 9th generation Intel Core processors.
Intel has infamously struggled with the transition to the 10nm fabrication process and will only incorporate it in its upcoming 10th gen CPUs. The company has stayed competitive by tweaking its 14nm chipsets to give better performance but team red is taking the lead now. The company’s 10th gen Intel Core processors will have to bring great new improvements or features to stay relevant against AMD. Intel and AMD have always been neck-in-neck with their PC components arms race, with Intel always having an edge. Now, AMD is seemingly ahead of the curve and already a step ahead of Intel. Only time will tell how Intel responds to the new threat it faces in the computing industry.
AMD has also launched its new motherboards and NAVI based Radeon GPUs; however, the pricing of the later is yet to be announced for the Indian market. The company will partner with other brands like Asus, Gigabyte, MSI and more to introduce its X570 chipset based motherboards. Its prices range from INR 13,805 for Asus Prime X570-p/CSM to INR 38,150 for Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Formula. The second being a flagship motherboard and both exclude GST taxes.