New CPU Announcement: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X


AMD has launched the top-end model in their 3rd gen Ryzen processor family, a 16-core processor named Ryzen 9 3950X!

We've tested it across a wide range of real-world applications, and are very excited about being able to offer this CPU in our workstations after AMD releases it for sale November 25th, 2019.

AMD Ryzen 3950X 16 Core

Basic Specs

The 3950X is very similar to the other Ryzen 3rd gen chips that preceded it, just with more cores: 16, to be precise!

Here are some other important specs from AMD's product page:

  • Number of CPU cores/threads: 16 / 32
  • Base clock speed: 3.5GHz
  • Max boost clock speed: 4.7GHz
  • Total L1 / L2 / L3 cache: 1MB / 8MB / 64MB
  • Maximum supported RAM speed: DDR4-2666 to DDR4-3200 (depending on number and type of module)

Performance Articles

We've tested the Ryzen 9 3950X across several professional applications leading up to this launch. Here is a list of the topics we have covered, with links to each article:


Agisoft Metashape Pro | Pix4Dmapper | RealityCapture


Adobe Lightroom | Adobe Photoshop


Adobe After Effects | Adobe Premiere Pro | DaVinci Resolve


Chaos Group V-Ray Next | Maxon Cinema 4D

Scientific Computing

Linpack and NAMD


AMD is making the Ryzen 9 3950X available for sale starting November 25th, and we have already qualified it for use in our product line. The supply of brand-new hardware is often limited when it launches, but we fully intend to offer this CPU in our workstations as soon as we are able. Check back regularly for news of other upcoming product announcements and additional performance reviews.

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