The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X was a surprise at the E3 2019, launched immediately after AMD's launch of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700. Originally it was to appear in September 2019, but was postponed to November 2019. along with some new threadripper processors.
The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X will be at the top of the 3rd generation AMD Ryzen stack with 16 cores, 32 threads, and a 4.7GHz boost clock at its launch in November. We have not had a chance to test it in real life yet, but if we just take those specifications out, it's going to be a monster – and with its $ 749 (£ 620, $ 1,100) price tag, it somehow has to be that way.
However, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X does not start alone. The 16-core mainstream processor is accompanied by new third-generation threadripper processors. We do not have any specific information about which threadripper chips will hit the streets in November, but we do know that the high-end desktop platform (HEDT) "will be premiered with 24 cores".
When it comes to the release date of Ryzen 9 3950X and third-generation thread ripper, AMD says it is focused on meeting the strong demand for 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors in the market, and now plans to release both the Launching AMD Ryzen 9 3950X as well as the first members of AMD We are confident that the wait will be worthwhile if enthusiasts choose the world's first 16-core mainstream desktop processor and our next generation of high-end desktop processors get your hands on it. "
Beyond the window "November 2019", we do not know when these chips will be available on the shelves, but it is at this point that everyone will shop on Black Friday. We also do not know how much this 24-core Threadripper 3000 will cost, but do not expect it to be cheap.
What about the 32-core monster?
This does not match the 32-core chip Ryzen Threadripper 3000, which we have seen in recent weeks in rumors of all kinds. However, AMD could launch the 32-core chip – if it's real – the first launch, similar to the 3950X.
An AMD Ryzen 3-generation thread ripper with 24 cores would miss the core number of the AMD Ryzen 2990WX Thread Ripper with 32 cores and 64 threads. However, when the power of 3rd generation AMD Ryzen is indicative, this 24 core processor does not prevent itself from measuring against the previous generation's flagship. For example, in our tests, the Ryzen 5 3600X is faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X on some workloads.
Now, of course, we will not know how these processors will work in the real world until we hold them in our hands – or at least until AMD releases some more specific specifications. We doubt that AMD will leave the thread ripper line without a processor that is at least 2990WX core, but we'll just have to wait.
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