AMD Unveils New 16-Core Ryzen 9 3950X Processor

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Processor

After the announcement in Computex 2019, AMD does not seem to stop at offering up to 12 cores and 24 threads for the 3rd generation Ryzen processors. They have decided to push it further by unveiling the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X CPU in E3 2019.

Identical to other 3rd gen Ryzen processor, the Ryzen 9 3950X is using the new Zen 2 micro-architecture on the 7 nm process, which is expected to have 15% better IPC than Zen+.

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The Ryzen 9 3950X has 16 cores and 32 threads, paired with 72 MB of cache. It has a base clock of 3.5 GHz and can boost up to 4.7 GHz. It has 2 MB of extra cache, 100 MHz higher boost clock and 4 more PCIe 4.0 lanes, compared to the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X. Its TDP remains unchanged at 105 watts, even with the 4 additional cores.

The Ryzen 9 3950X will be priced at $749 USD (MSRP) and available for purchase in September 2019.

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