AMD officially reveals their 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor

AMD officially reveals their 16-core Ryzen 9 3850X processor

AMD officially reveals their 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor

We all knew this was coming. As soon as AMD semi-confirmed that their Zen 2-based Ryzen processors could feature two chiplets we knew that 16 core CPUs were possible on AM4. Now AMD has officially revealed their first 16-core AM4 processor, the Ryzen 9 3950X.  

The Ryzen 9 3950X name harkens back to AMD’s Threadripper 2950X and 1950X, but with this generation, AMD is offering higher clock speeds, a lower TDP and superior IPC than the company’s older 16-core Threadripper offerings. In short, Zen 2 is an astounding architecture, and with this architecture, AMD aims for performance leadership. 

While most of AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Gen lineup will release on July 7th, AMD’s 16-core model requires a little bit more time to prepare. AMD plans to launch their Ryzen 9 3950X this September for $749. This processor offers the highest boost clock speeds of the Ryzen 3rd Gen lineup, making it the fastest single-threaded consumer processor that AMD has ever made. 

Below are the processor’s specifications.  

  Cores Threads Base Clock Boost Clock L2 + L3 Cache PCIe 4.0 TDP Price
Ryzen 9 3950X 16 32 3.5GHz 4.7GHz 8+64 MB 16+4+4 105W $749
Ryzen 9 3900X 12 24 3.8GHz 4.6GHz 6+64 MB 16+4+4 105W $499
Ryzen 7 3800X 8 16 3.9GHz 4.5GHz 4+32 MB 16+4+4 105W $399
Ryzen 7 3700X 8 16 3.6GHz 4.4GHz 4+32 MB 16+4+4 65W $329
Ryzen 5 3600X 6 12 3.8GHz 4.4GHz 3+32 MB 16+4+4 95W $249
Ryzen 5 3600 6 12 3.6GHz 4.2GHz 3+32 MB 16+4+4 65W $199

AMD officially reveals their 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor  
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