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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: 16 Core Gaming CPU to be Released September

AMD Ryzen Zen 2 3950X

Desktop processors have officially entered HEDT (High End DeskTop) PC space when it comes to single processors packing a huge amount of cores. AMD has officially announced details surrounding it’s latest addition to its Ryzen series, the Ryzen 9 3950X. The new processor will be released this coming September and will boast 16 cores and 32 threads and will run at a 3.5GHz base clock with an impressive 4.7GHz boost clock. The new processor will be AMD’s top dog as far as desktop processors go, which will come at a pretty steep price of $750 USD.

The Ryzen 9 3950X processor is apart of AMD’s Zen 2 series of processors which is built on AMD’s latest 7nm process technology. The chip is built for the AMD X570 chipset motherboards which will also be released around the time of the CPUs will be released.

Interestingly enough, the new processor is said to carry at 105W TDP rating which is hugely impressive for such a high clock rating paired with 16 cores. I’m optimistic that this chip will be a pretty decent overclocker which unfortunately is something we’ll just have to learn in time come September. As we’ve reported earlier, the the AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors will also be released in 12-core, 8-core, and 6-core variants. So long, faithful quad core!

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Processor

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Specifications

CPU Model Cores / Threads Base/Turbo Clock
(GHz)
Cache
(total)
PCIe lanes
(CPU+x570 chipset)
MSRP
(USD)
TDP
(Watts)
Ryzen 9 3950X 16/32 3.5 / 4.7 72MB 40 $749 105
Ryzen 9 3900X 12/24 3.8 / 4.6 70MB 40 $499 105
Ryzen 7 3800X 8/16 3.9 / 4.5 36MB 40 $399 105
Ryzen 7 3700X 8/16 3.6 / 4.4 36MB 40 $329 95
Ryzen 5 3600X 6/12 3.8 / 4.4 35MB 40 $249 65
Ryzen 5 3600 6/12 3.6 / 4.2 35MB 40 $199 65

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