New CPU Announcement: AMD Ryzen 9 3950XWritten on November 14, 2019 by William George
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.
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)
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:
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.