AMD finally unveiled a 16 core CPU in the Ryzen 9 family at AMD’s Next Horizon Gaming event. The new Ryzen 9 3950X completes AMD’s 3rd generation lineup.
AMD’s new Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7, and Ryzen 9 series will provide fierce competition to the traditional CPU makers Intel. In fact, AMD’s Travis Kirsch stated that “I don’t think there’s any reason people would buy an Intel processor after we do this.”
So here’s everything you need to know about AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X CPU.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU: Specifications
The newly debuted AMD Ryzen 9 3950X features 16 cores and 32 threads. This powerful CPU has a base frequency of 3.5 GHz and a boost frequency of 4.7 GHz. The CPU will have 72MB of cache and is built on a 7nm process.
AMD’s 3000 series CPU’s will undoubtedly outperform the overpriced i7 and i9 processor in gaming, multi-tasking, and content creation programs.
The Ryzen 9 3950X will be available from September, and it’s priced for $749. One of the major reasons behind the additional performance gain in the 3000 series as compared to the 2000 series is the 7nm manufacturing process. Earlier, the 2000 series was built on a 12nm process.
AMD has also addressed the memory latency problems by moving from DDR4/2667 to DDR4/3600. In addition to performance improvements, AMD claims that the 3000 series is around 56% more power-efficient as compared to core i7 processors.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU: Gaming Improvements
As far as gaming is concerned, Intel still has a slight edge over AMD processors. That said, AMD claims that the extra cores will help gamers stream their gameplay in ultra-high definition on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.
After drastic performance improvements in the new 3000 series AMD processors, all these CPU’s can effortlessly fit in all current AM4 motherboards.
All new AMD processors will be available for sale from 7th July. Well, if you have made it this far in the article then do let us know which one do you prefer Team-RED or Team-Blue?