Right now, Intel controls most of the market thanks to their 8th Generation Intel processors but, it seems like that’s going to change when AMD’s 7nm next-gen CPUs are released. AMD revealed the specs for their next-gen Zen 2 CPUs on the 10th of June which made AMD stocks jump to $33.23.

AMD Zen 2 Official Specs

Let’s start off with the entry Zen 2 CPU, the Ryzen 5 3600 which is going to feature 6 cores/12 threads, a boost clock of 4.2 GHz, and 32 MB of L3 cache and you can get all of this for the low price of $99. For comparison, the $130 Intel Core I3-8100 features 4 cores/4 threads and a boost clock of 3.6GHz as well as 6mb of the smart cache. As you can see, AMD is going to blow away Intel in the low-end market. Now let’s talk about the $300 price range which is known as the sweet spot for gaming. The Ryzen 7 3700X which you can pick up for $329 features 8 cores/16 threads, a 4.4GHz boost clock, and 32mb of L3 cache. The Intel Core I7-8700 features a max frequency of 4.6 GHz, 6 cores/12 threads, and 12mb of L3 cache. You can pick up this CPU for $299 on Newegg right now. Also, the i7-8700 is locked which means there is no overclocking. By doing a bit of overclocking, you can probably push the Ryzen 7 3700x passed 4.6GHz without a lot of issues.

If you follow the stock market you may have noticed that AMD has started doing really well. On June 5th, AMD’s stock was at $29.50 a share and it jumped to $33.23 in 5 days. E3 has been really good news for AMD. At the start of the month, AMD was at $27.41 a share and as of now, they’re at $32.18. Zen 2 is going to come out on July 7th and AMD will probably destroy Intel’s competing CPUs in benchmarks which means that AMD stocks may even pass $50. Of course, AMD Navi has to perform well and if Nvidia’s GPU refreshes surpass Navi, AMD will have a hard time reaching $50.

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