Friday, September 20th 2019

AMD Confirms: Ryzen 9 3950X and Threadripper 3rd Generation Coming in November

AMD just released an update on their upcoming processor launches this year. First revealed at E3, just a few months ago, the Ryzen 9 3950X is the world's first processor to bring 16-cores and 32-threads to the consumer desktop space. The processor's boost clock is rated at "up to 4.7 GHz", which we might now actually see, thanks to an updated AGESA software that AMD released earlier this month. Base clock for this $749 processor is set at 3.5 GHz, and TDP is 105 W, with 72 MB cache. While AMD said "September" for Ryzen 9 3950X back at E3, it looks like the date got pushed back a little bit, to November, which really makes no difference, in the grand scheme of things.

The second big part of today's announcement is that AMD is indeed working on "Rome"-based third generation Threadripper processors (probably the industry's worst-kept secret), and that these CPUs will also be launching in November, right in time to preempt Intel from having any success with their upcoming Cascade Lake-X processors. Official information on AMD's new HEDT lineup is extremely sparse so far, but if we go by recent leaks, then we should expect new chipsets and up to 32-cores/64-threads.
AMD's full statement is quoted below.

AMD
We are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors in the market and now plan to launch both the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and initial members of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor family in volume this November. We are confident that when enthusiasts get their hands on the world's first 16-core mainstream desktop processor and our next-generation of high-end desktop processors, the wait will be well worth it.
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76 Comments on AMD Confirms: Ryzen 9 3950X and Threadripper 3rd Generation Coming in November

#1
Dyatlov A
Totally unnecessary more than 6 Cores. Would be prefrred faster Cores
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#2
Folgore
Dyatlov A, post: 4119761, member: 188430"
Totally unnecessary more than 6 Cores. Would be prefrred faster Cores
Why not just one core bust ultra fast /s
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#3
yakk
Outside TR, my desktop CPU will finally have more cores than my phone! :roll:
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#4
TheLostSwede
It's obviously going to matter for those that expected it to launch this month...
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#5
Tomgang
Nooooooooooo i dont want to wait even longer now for 3950X. The wait to now has been plenty long and painful
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#6
bogami
900 € is big considering that the ryzen 3000 series does not reach the presented frequencies and has no real OC capability. And this price will not be on sale either. I expect € 1000 and more in my country.
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#7
Aldain
bogami, post: 4119780, member: 102090"
900 € is big considering that the ryzen 3000 series does not reach the presented frequencies and has no real OC capability. And this price will not be on sale either. I expect € 1000 and more in my country.
have you been living under a rock??
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#8
xkm1948
Good. Now TR3 starts from 24c48t, no more of that stupid 8 core HEDT stuff.

Looking forward to TR3, based on review i may finally go with a good 32c64t as my home computer.
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#9
happita
Nice. Can't wait to see what they make with Zen 3 :toast:
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#10
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Dyatlov A, post: 4119761, member: 188430"
Totally unnecessary more than 6 Cores. Would be prefrred faster Cores
Only a blue eye would say that, then those core i5 users got the shaft
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#11
cucker tarlson
eidairaman1, post: 4119813, member: 40556"
Only a blue eye would say that, then those core i5 users got the shaft
but a 6c/6t ryzen users won't ? what is the logic here ?
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#12
xkm1948
cucker tarlson, post: 4119814, member: 173472"
but a 6c/6t ryzen users won't ? what is the logic here ?
Amd good intel bad, duh
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#13
cucker tarlson
xkm1948, post: 4119815, member: 50521"
Amd good intel bad, duh
amd together strong :roll:
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#16
xkm1948
Divide Overflow, post: 4119828, member: 69232"
My 3900X is enough for me for now. :)
12c is more than enough for most desktop users for at least 2 yrs. Until Intel comes out with something groundbreaking of course
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#17
phanbuey
AMD - the 3950x is COMING SOON.

also AMD:


That threadripper at $373 though... holy crap is it a great time to build a server/wkstation.
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#18
Mephis
xkm1948, post: 4119829, member: 50521"
12c is more than enough for most desktop users for at least 2 yrs. Until Intel comes out with something groundbreaking of course
12c is overkill for "most desktop users" for a lot longer than 2 years. Hell, 6 cores will be more than enough for "most desktop users" for probably the next 5 years. Architecture improvements and clock speed bumps will make a bigger difference for "most desktop users" than going from 6 to 12 cores within the next 5 years.
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#20
xkm1948
phanbuey, post: 4119832, member: 45008"
AMD - the 3950x is COMING SOON.

also AMD:


That threadripper at $373 though... holy crap is it a great time to build a server/wkstation.
12c is really not that good for server/workstation. 16c is the entry point IMO. Well based on my workload though
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#21
john_
I think there is a possibility here that AMD doesn't have enough great "all cores working" chiplets to satisfy demand for EPYC processors and at the same time offer the 3950X at good enough quantities. On the other hand it does have plenty of "at least 6 cores working" chiplets for that 24 cores (4 chiplets x 6 cores) Threadripper model. In that case, we will probably see delays for the other Threadripper models, like the 16 core and the 32 core model.
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#22
theoneandonlymrk
xkm1948, post: 4119829, member: 50521"
12c is more than enough for most desktop users for at least 2 yrs. Until Intel comes out with something groundbreaking of course
groundbreaking in that it rewrites all the code on the fly to use more than four cores you mean, why does intel making a better or faster cpu mean less isnt enough anymore for the use cases they were doing happily , i get what your saying but it isnt for everyone some buy and stick for a bit regardless what comes out.
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#23
dicktracy
john_, post: 4119927, member: 137560"
I think there is a possibility here that AMD doesn't have enough great "all cores working" chiplets to satisfy demand for EPYC processors and at the same time offer the 3950X at good enough quantities. On the other hand it does have plenty of "at least 6 cores working" chiplets for that 24 cores (4 chiplets x 6 cores) Threadripper model. In that case, we will probably see delays for the other Threadripper models, like the 16 core and the 32 core model.

Apple eating up all the capacity. Nvidia was smart enough to wait.
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#24
john_
dicktracy, post: 4119945, member: 173119"

Apple eating up all the capacity. Nvidia was smart enough to wait.
Nope, it's not that. Probably mobile SOCs are manufactured in different lines than desktop CPUs and GPUs anyway. Also the fact that they manufacture the I/O at GF, it was a great idea. Let's not forget that NOT all parts of Ryzen CPUs are manufactured at 7nm. Only the chiplets are made at TSMC and those are small and probably with high yields.

If AMD had a problem with capacity, there would have been shortages for ALL Ryzen models.

Nvidia didn't had to rush to a new manufacturing node, because it has the upper hand against AMD, in both performance and efficiency. Nvidia's decision was the typical business decision "we are ahead of competition, so why give consumers everything today and not make them pay twice?".
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