This beast of a processor not only rocks 16-cores, but it also features a whopping 72MB of L3 cache, a boost clock of 4.7 GHz and it does all of this while maintaining a low 105W TDP.
- This will be one of the biggest PC components of the year
- You'll want to pair this with one of the best graphics cards
- The Ryzen 9 3950X is the star of AMD Zen 2
And, while we won't have any hard performance numbers until we get it in-house for a review, this spec sheet alone is enough to promise some mighty performance. AMD showed off some rapid-fire quotes like “world record Cinebench score”, but we'd take that with a grain of salt.
It should be noted, however, that while the rest of the Ryzen 3rd Generation lineup will be hitting store shelves on July 7, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X will come out in September 2019 for $749 (about £590, AU$1,080). That's a lofty price tag for a mainstream component, but with its 16-cores it's kind of in a league of its own.
At that price tag, it might be a hard sell to mainstream audiences, but for creatives and professionals looking for a more affordable alternative to an HEDT chip like the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, the Ryzen 9 3950X seems like a no-brainer.
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