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.

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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Adam Krazispeed
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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.
uh, excuse me? useless 8 core hedt.... uhm. NO!! i get 64 pcie lanes, (2x16, 2x8, +3x m.2/pcie x4 NVMe slots,(plus could add more with x8 dual m.2 card in one of the 2 x8 slots @ (x4x4 mode)or raid a 4x nvme in a x16 (4x4x4x4) mode with 4x m.2 card slots) which nvme ssds is the reason i got my 1900x and was cheap, @ the time any way,(pcie lane count &quad channel ddr4 were top2 reasons, i can also upgrade to 32core 2nd gen, maybe even 3rd gen if amd arnt douche bags!! but now its even cheaper for 8c tr4 system, plus you get Quad-Channel DDR4 @ up to 3600+, (flair x 3200 c14 -14,14,14,34- set at xmp 3600mhz Oc @ cl 16- 16,18,18,18,38 timings 3600mhz x4 8gb ddr4 dimms) and my 1900X clocks (OC) to 4.2ghz all cores/threads @ 1.38v (water cooled)CM tr4 aio/ Not enermax aio junk.

tr4 16 core will not clock to 4.2ghz all cores/threads .. MT will be better if even clocked @ default. but ST on my Oc cpu will be higher than tr4 12/16 core// and i still get really high MT perf.

i know its not intel 5ghz oc so f*****g what, dont care bout shit-in-tell!!! it serves my propose/ and games just fine with a 1080 / 1080 ti... waiting on my RMA'd 1080 ti....
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