AMD has finally revealed the official selling price for their latest 3rd gen Ryzen CPU and Radeon Navi GPU today and turns out that it’s not as bad as we’ve initially expected. Technically, you can still build a very decent AMD system with the new CPU and motherboards if you’re not going for an enthusiasts-grade setup with a Ryzen 9 3900X and a flagship X570 motherboard.
The official pricing for both Radeon GPU and 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors are listed as below:
Radeon Navi GPU
- Radeon RX 5700 XT – RM 1859
- Radeon RX 5700 – RM 1659
3rd Gen Ryzen CPU
- Ryzen 9 3900X (PCIe 4.0) – RM 2199
- Ryzen 7 3800X (PCIe 4.0) – RM 1799
- Ryzen 7 3700X (PCIe 4.0) – RM 1399
- Ryzen 5 3600X (PCIe 4.0) – RM 1069
- Ryzen 5 3600 (PCIe 4.0) – RM 859
- Ryzen 3 3400G (PCIe 3.0) – RM 679
- Ryzen 3 3200G (PCIe 3.0) – RM 429
Just so you know, these CPUs isn’t X570 chipset exclusive and they will work just fine on compatible X470 and B450 motherboards. The X570 motherboards are more like a high-end option for those who need or just simply want to give these new features a try.
PCIe 4.0 will not be available on the X470 or B450 chipset motherboards even if you install the new 3rd gen Ryzen CPU on it, as they’re not designed with those in the first place. The same goes for installing the 1st gen and 2nd gen Ryzen CPU on the X570 motherboard, you won’t be able to make use of the PCIe 4.0 with older gen Ryzen CPUs. There is an exception though, which is the Ryzen 3 3400G and 3200G that will only support up to PCIe 3.0.