AMD Introduces World’s Most Powerful 16-core Consumer Desktop Processor, the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X
– AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X rounds out 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processor series, arriving
– New AMD Athlon™ 3000G processor to provide everyday users with unmatched performance per dollar, coming
“We are excited to bring the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X to market later this month, offering enthusiasts the most powerful 16-core desktop processor ever,” said
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: Fastest 16-core Consumer Desktop Processor
Offering up to 22% performance increase over previous generations5, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X offers faster 1080p gaming in select titles1 and content creation6 than the competition. Built on the industry-leading “Zen 2” architecture, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X also excels in power efficiency3 with a TDP7 of 105W.
As the fastest 16-core consumer desktop processor available3, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor offers incredible performance best experienced with a liquid cooling solution. AMD is recommending the use of an AIO solution with a minimum 280mm radiator. A list of AMD recommended coolers can be found on AMD.com to ensure enthusiasts can maximize the potential of the Ryzen 9 3950X processor.
|BOOST8/ BASE FREQUENCY (GHZ)||TOTAL CACHE (MB)||TDP7 (WATTS)||PLATFORM||PCIe® Gen 4.0 LANES (processor + AMD X570)||SEP (USD)9||AVAILABILITY|
|AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X||16/32||Up to 4.7/3.5||72||105W||AM4||44 (36 useable)||$||749||Nov 25, 2019|
AMD Athlon 3000G: Versatile Everyday Processor, Unlocked
AMD also announced a significant upgrade coming for mainstream desktop users with the new AMD Athlon 3000G processor, arriving
|PROCESSOR FREQUENCY (GHZ)||GRAPHICS||TDP7 (WATTS)||PLATFORM||SEP (USD)9||AVAILABILITY|
|AMD Athlon™ 3000G||2/4||3.5||Radeon™ Vega 3||35W||AM4||$||49||Nov 19, 2019|
AMD AM4 Platform Developments
To ensure the best experiences for all users, this month, AMD released AGESA version 1004 to its motherboard ecosystem. Containing more than 150 updates, AGESA 1004 offers significant improvements for the AM4 platform focused primarily on stability. Key improvements include AMD X570 stability and compatibility with add-in devices, PCIe® device support and stability, and interoperability of PCIe®, USB, SATA, and device reset capabilities, alongside performance enhancements with fastest core utilization and further boost frequency optimizations for the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X. More information on the specific updates AGESA 1004 can be found here.
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2 Testing by AMD performance labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X, Core i9-9920X and Core i9-9900K, measuring wall power during Cinebench R20 nT. Results may vary. RZ3-76
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4 Testing done by AMD performance labs on 9/15/2019. Gamer performance as represented by the following games tested using Windows 10 at 720p and low settings: Fortnite,
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7 Though both are often measured in watts, it is important to distinguish between thermal and electrical watts. Thermal wattage for processors is conveyed via thermal design power (TDP). TDP is a calculated value that conveys an appropriate thermal solution to achieve the intended operation of a processor. Electrical watts are not a variable in the TDP calculation. By design, electrical watts can vary from workload to workload and may exceed thermal watts. GD-109
8 Max boost for AMD Ryzen PRO Processors is the maximum frequency achievable by a single core on the processor running a bursty single-threaded workload. Max boost will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: thermal paste; system cooling; motherboard design and BIOS; the latest AMD chipset driver; and the latest OS updates. GD-150
9 AMD Suggested Retail Price in USD. Price subject to change.
10 Overclocking AMD processors, including without limitation, altering clock frequencies / multipliers or memory timing / voltage, to operate beyond their stock specifications will void any applicable AMD product warranty, even when such overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software. This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer. Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of overclocking AMD processors, including, without limitation, failure of or damage to hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss, corruption or vulnerability. GD-106
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