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AMD came out with guns blazing with the announcement of its Matisse Refresh Ryzen 3000XT processors, which are built around an enhanced version of the company’s 7nm process node. While Corsair isn’t using AMD’s latest processors, the company is bringing the standard-issue Ryzen 3000 processors to its “One” family of compact gaming PCs for the first time ever. Despite its compact dimensions, the One a100 is available with either a 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X or the flagship 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X processor. The latter is an absolute beast for a consumer desktop system with its 3.5GHz base clock and 4.7GHz boost clock. No matter which processor you... Read more...
There are a multitude of laptop options out there, and if you are willing to throw budget pricing and slim for factors right out the window, the desktop replacement category is where you will find the absolute best raw performance. Driving that point home, a German PC maker has introduced a meaty gaming laptop outfitted with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor. Yes folks, that is a desktop CPU. Not only that, the Ryzen 9 3950X is AMD's highest end 'mainstream' desktop CPU. Despite the classification, there is nothing mainstream about the specs. It's a burly CPU with 16 cores and 32 threads of compute muscle, clocked at 3.5GHz to 4.7GHz, with a generous 64MB of L3 cache. You can read our review... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you a hot deal on AMD's previous generation Ryzen 5 2600X processor, which rang up at a low, low price of $99 at MicroCenter -- $50 off its usual asking price. MicroCenter also has some other compelling deals for AMD enthusiasts looking for something on the complete opposite end of the spectrum with respect to performance. MicroCenter is currently running a deal on the Ryzen 9 3950X, which is the flagship processor in AMD's Ryzen 3000 consumer desktop family. It wasn't until recently that retailers even had sufficient availability of this processor, so it's somewhat surprising to see this healthy discount on the chip. The retailer is selling the processor... Read more...
If you are lucky when it comes to overclocking, you will hit the silicon lottery and end up with a CPU that can race past its stock speeds without breaking a sweat. Appropriately enough, a vendor called Silicon Lottery takes the guess work out of the equation by pre-testing CPUs and then guaranteeing certain overclocked settings. As it applies to AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X, the best chips are guaranteed to run at 4.15GHz on all 16 cores. The Ryzen 9 3950X is AMD's flagship desktop processor in the mainstream category. That is a more of a technicality, though—there's hardly anything 'mainstream' about a slice of silicon with 16 cores and 32 threads. It's based on AMD's latest generation Zen 2 CPU... Read more...
When Dr. Lisu Su took to the stage at an event back in June and officially announced the Ryzen 9 3950X, it didn’t come as much of a surprise to be honest. Considering the fact that Zen 2 CPU chiplets feature 8-cores each, and the Ryzen 9 3900X with dual CPU chiplets launched with only 12-cores enabled, there was immediate speculation that a 16-core Ryzen 3000 series variant was in the works and that AMD was perhaps holding it back for strategic reasons. Of course, there were a multitude of leaks leading up to the announcement that continued to fuel the flames, but needless to say a 16-core CPU like the Ryzen 9 3950X seemed to be inevitable. AMD didn’t hit the initial September release... Read more...
Intel had a deathgrip on high-end gaming PCs for years while AMD's processors struggled to provide enough gaming performance to be competitive in the high end enthusiast tier. The tide has recently turned, however, and this summer AMD's Ryzen 3000 series of Zen 2-based 7nm processors took the world by storm. As a result of this monumental shift, Dell's gaming products division, Alienware has more recently started offering AMD's CPUs in its desktop lineup for the first time since the glory days of AMD's Phenom II. Previously we took a look at a Threadripper-powered Alienware Area-51 desktop, but on the table today we have a crazy-powerful configuration of the company's all-new Alienware Aurora... Read more...
The next episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks is coming up Thursday, November 14th  at 5:30 PM ET, and we'll have a special guest on the line: AMD's Robert Hallock. Robert is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager at AMD, responsible for AMD's CPU and APU product lines, so he's is the perfect person to give us some inside details on the company's latest many-core Zen 2-based CPU products. We'll try to pick Robert's brain on both the new Ryzen 9 3950X flagship enthusiast processor along with the new 24-core Threadripper 3960X and 32-core Threadripper 3970X. Maybe we might be able to get a hint of what else is in store for the Threadripper family... perhaps the rumored 64-core/128-thread... Read more...
This is shaping up to be an exciting month. Sure, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we can look forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, as is always the case this time of year. But outside of all that, AMD and Intel are about to duke it out in the enthusiast space with new processors that push core counts way above what the typical user needs. As a preview of what is to come, a leaked benchmark pits the AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X against Intel's Core i9-10980XE. AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and Intel Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition Specifications It's important to note that these are different classes of CPUs. As odd as it may seem, the Ryzen 9 3950X is technically a mainstream desktop CPU,... Read more...
AMD made quite the impression when it launched its third-generation Ryzen desktop processors over the summer. Available in up to 12-core/24-thread configurations with excellent single- and multi-core performance, relatively low TDPs, and attractive pricing, AMD definitely has a winner on its hands. However, the “true” flagship of the family has been relatively elusive to us... that is until today. AMD is in essence reintroducing us to the Ryzen 9 3950X, which sits above the Ryzen 9 3900X as the new flagship of the family. The processor was originally supposed to ship at the end of September, but was delayed until now. The specs for the processor are nothing short... Read more...
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...