In a nutshell: Zen Three is arriving this 12 months, however there has by no means been a greater time to purchase one of many present, high-end Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 chips. The greatest provide proper now could be for the Ryzen 7 3700X, which is obtainable for simply $259.99 and comes with a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (when launched).
We praised the Ryzen 7 3700X in our evaluate, giving it a rating of 90 and putting it on our “Best CPUs of 2020” listing. The chip boasts eight cores and sixteen threads, has a base clock of three.6GHz, a max turbo clock of 4.Four GHz, and 32MB of cache. It’s glorious for productiveness duties, scoring excessive on a lot of our benchmarks, whereas additionally being an incredible gaming chip. After launching at $330, the processor is now obtainable for just $259.99.
If this deal isn’t tempting sufficient, it’s additionally a part of AMD’s ‘Equipped to Win’ promotion during which Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is given away with sure Ryzen CPUs. This is a “limited offer,” so that you higher transfer quick if you wish to check the CPU with the subsequent AC sport, which noticed an prolonged reveal on the latest Ubisoft occasion.
Thanks to the discharge of the Ryzen 3000XT chips, the present crop of AMD processors have seen a value drop. We had been removed from impressed by the brand new CPUs’ minor efficiency enhancements, and offers like this one make the $399 Ryzen 3800XT a good much less interesting purchase.
— Lisa Su (@LisaSu) July 7, 2020
The query many upgraders will ask is whether or not to take this deal or look forward to Zen 3. AMD boss Dr. Lisa Su stated the brand new structure is on observe to launch this 12 months and “looking great.” With the promise of large IPC good points and different options, the next-gen chips already sound like a tempting purchase.