AMD has announced its most recent work, a new 3rd generation Ryzen desktop CPUs that appear like they might outperform the great Intel for the first time in many years. The announcement has been made at E3 2019 press conference. The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, a 16-core, 32-thread processor targeted at the mainstream, is the highest core-count processor ever launched for a mainstream public.
The powerful chip not only features 16 cores, but it also comes with an incredible 72MB of L3 cache and a boost clock of 4.7 GHz, and it does all this while preserving a low 105W TDP. Even though we don’t have any precise performance numbers until the Ryzen 9 3950X shows up for an examination, the specs information alone is sufficient to guarantee some fantastic performance. AMD was quick to throw in some phrases such as ‘world record Cinebench score,’ even though we’d have to wait to see it.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X will come out in September this year
We should, however, note that while the rest of the Ryzen 3rd generation series will be released on July 7th, 2019, the mighty and powerful AMD Ryzen 9 3950X will launch in September 2019, and will wear a price tag of $749, which is about £590, and approximately AU$1,080. That is quite a high price for a mainstream item, but its 16 cores is a game changer of its own.
However, the component might be challenging to sell to mainstream clients, but for professionals searching for a more cheaper option to a HEDT processor like AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, the Ryzen 9 3950X appears to be an easy decision. The announcement made by the company also noted that there are plans to continue offering backward compatibility through 2020 and for the following years, instead of making users buy a new additional board to the next CPU upgrade.
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