The box you see above contains AMD's first 16-core 32-thread processor for their mainstream platform. It utilizes the Zen 2 microarchitecture, which is not only faster, better designed, and more power-efficient than Zen 1, but it also utilizes TSMC's 7nm node. What you see above is the flagship CPU of AMD's 3000-series product lineup and could possibly be their best processor.
Let's take it for a spin.
Details are already known about the processor, although you can't buy it until November 25th. For starters, the CPU features 16-cores and 32-threads. It has a base clock of 3.5GHz, but can Turbo up to 4.7GHz, AMD's highest boost.
Just like the other high-end 3000-series CPUs for the AM4 platform, it offers PCI-E 4.0 as well as a TDP of 105W. Total L3 cache is a whopping 64MB, that's a lot.
The Ryzen 9 3950X is priced at $749, but we are not quite sure how supply and demand at launch will affect this as it typically does regardless of vendor and product placement.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [The CPU and Test Setup]
- Page 3 [CINEBENCH, wPrime, and AIDA64]
- Page 4 [Blender, Handbrake, ScienceMark, and SuperPI]
- Page 5 [UNIGINE and 3DMark]
- Page 6 [Gaming]
- Page 7 [Overclocking and Power Consumption]
- Page 8 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]