Third-Gen Ryzen Specs Give Gamers Something To Look Forward To;

Third-Gen Ryzen Specs Give Gamers Something To Look Forward To;
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The specs for the third generation Ryzen have been released in time for a banner year for PC.

G.Skill released the numbers for the Trident Z Neo series, and they give fans something to salivate for. The memory kits range from DDR4-2666 to DDR4-3600. As if that’s not enough, the Viper 4 Blackout also has very impressive numbers as they reach up to DDR4-4000.

The Viper 4 Blackout starts at a low 3000MHz for the 8GB DDR4, so it really sets a high standard for itself. The DDR4-3000 has base timings of 15-15-15-36, which is essentially the same timing numbers for the DDR4-4000.

The Patriot Viper comes in elegant all-black color. The manufacturer said this is in line with the current trend of all-black modification for builders. Even if you are not into that, the memory kit is still beautiful all around.

For G.Skill, the DDR4-2666 has a CL timing of 18-18-18-38 while the higher 3200MHz has a CL timing of 14-15-15-35. The 1.35V 8GB kit has a base timing of 16-16-16-36. It should be noted, however, that AMD has a good track record in performance when it comes to higher frequencies. This is really good news all around.

As to the price, PCGamer has leaked the initial cost of these memory kits. For instance, the 1.35V 8GB DDR4-3000 will be sold for $51.99, while the 1.35V 16GB DDR4-4000 will cost $184.99.

Interestingly, the price difference between the 16GB DDR-4000 and 16GB DDR-3600 is pretty substantial. The 3600MHz has a price tag of $119.99.

The arrival of the third-gen Ryzen came at the perfect time when the PC sales are experiencing a boon.

The International Data Corporation has reported that the PC shipments have bounced back after a laggard start to the year. The year-on-year growth for the second quarter of 2019 hit 4.7 percent. This was actually “higher than expected” compared to what analysts have feared.

According to Jitesh Ubrani, the research manager at IDC attributed the increase to the fears of the suppliers on the effects of increased tariffs. The delivery of Intel processors also finished on a high note during the second quarter. This, in turn, allowed the vendors to meet their old orders.

In terms of the market share, Lenovo cornered a quarter of the market during the time of the survey. This was followed by HP (23.7%), Dell (17.9%), Acer (6.6%), and Apple (6.3%).