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Technically speaking, AMD's upcoming Ryzen 9 3950X is not a high-end desktop (HEDT) processor—it's a mainstream desktop chip, even though it wields 16 cores and 32 threads of computing muscle. In contrast, Intel's upcoming Core i9-10980XE is classified as an HEDT part, with 18-cores and 36 threads. Despite the different categories each CPU falls into, it's fair to compare these multi-core beasts, and a couple of recent benchmark leaks allows us to get a head start on things. Both processors have made an early appearance in the 3DMark benchmark database, with regards to the Fire Strike test. This gives us a point of comparison. Specifically, it is the Physics score we are interested in,... Read more...
Late last week, we learning that AMD would release its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors in November. At the same time, the company announced that its Ryzen 9 3950X -- which was supposed to launch in late September -- would also arrive in November.  "We are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors in the market," said AMD at the time. "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." AMD didn't mention any issues that it might have been having with the Ryzen 9 3950X (why... Read more...
It's coming folks! AMD has just confirmed that the first members of its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper family will arrive next in November (with the initial salvo topping out at 24 cores). Reports have always indicated that the processors would be out before the close of 2019, but we now have a slightly more specific launch window straight from the horse's mouth. We've been covering benchmarks for alleged "Sharkstooth" Threadripper processors for the past month that have a total of 32 cores and 64 threads. Rumors also suggest that there will be two versions of these new Threadripper processors: TRX4 HEDT and WRX8. The former allegedly will be aimed at enthusiasts and hence will support overclocking;... Read more...
An online retailer in Switzerland may have revealed the release date for AMD's upcoming Ryzen 9 3950X processor. According the new product listing, the 16-core/32-thread beast is due to launch on in two and half weeks on September 30, 2019, based on "official info from AMD," if a Google translation of the text is accurate. The Ryzen 9 3950X is an interesting chip, as its core and thread counts put it in high-end desktop (HEDT) territory. However, this is not a Threadripper CPU—AMD has yet to launch a new round of Threadripper processors based on its Zen 2 architecture (they're coming, though). Technically, the Ryzen 9 3950X is a mainstream desktop processor. It's also an enthusiast SKU.... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X hasn't even been officially released yet, but the processor is already making waves in the enthusiast community and breaking world records while overclocked. The Ryzen 9 3950X has 16 cores/32 threads, and boasts a base clock of 3.5GHz and a boost clock of 4.7GHz.  However, as we've seen in the past few weeks, the Ryzen 9 3950X has been able to achieve some impressive overclocks on LN2. This time around, Twitter user uzzi38 was able to overclock the beast to a dizzying 5.4GHz across all 16 cores at 1.77 volts. AMD loves to cite Cinebench R15 to flex its multi-core muscles, and the overclocked Ryzen 9 3950X impresses here with a CPU score of 5501. At an AMD-sanctioned... Read more...
AMD officially announced its Ryzen 9 3950X enthusiast-class processor last night, and it is the highest-performing chip to ever grace the AM4 socket. The Ryzen 9 3950X has a total of 16 cores (32 threads) with a base clock of 3.5GHz and a boost clock of 4.7GHz. But of course, enthusiasts are never content with "stock" clocks and are always looking to boost performance even further. At AMD's E3 event, the chip company decided to push the Ryzen 9 3950X to 5GHz using LN2. AMD was able to maintain these speeds across all 16 cores at 1.608V. The processor was mounted on a MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE motherboard which was loaded with G.Skill Trident Z Royal DDR4 modules running at 4533MHz.... Read more...
AMD has sparked a lot of interest and discussion in the enthusiast community with its official rollout of the Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 family. When the processors were officially unveiled late last month, we were led to believe that the family topped out with the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X. However, this week in Los Angeles, AMD rolled out the 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X which brings a tremendous amount of power down to the mainstream AM4 socket (X370, X470, X570). Now we're getting some additional insight into how the Ryzen 9 3950X is fairing against the competition from Intel, and things are looking pretty good. Notorious hardware leaker TUM_APISAK uncovered Geekbench scores for... Read more...
AMD has been riding high ever since Computex 2019 when it gave us our first look at the Ryzen 3000 family of Zen 2 desktop processors. At the time, the company announced a family that [for now] starts with the $199 Ryzen 5 3600 (6 cores, 12 threads) and tops out with the Ryzen 9 3900X (12 cores, 24 threads). Leading up to the Computex unveil, we had been hearing about an even more powerful 16-core/32-thread Ryzen processor, and there were even rumors that the chip had been shown behind closed doors at the show. Today, we have confirmation of this new beast processor, and it is sure to give Intel some sleepless nights. Witness the Ryzen 9 3950X, which will serve as... Read more...