AMD launched a couple of new processors today. First up we have the Ryzen 9 3950X, the most powerful 16-core chip for the consumer market. This one was already teased months ago and even now you'll have to wait a couple more weeks as it won't be available until November 25. This 32-threaded CPU has a 3.5GHz base clock, up to 4.7GHz Boost, 72MB cache, and 44 PCIe 4.0 lanes (36 usable). The TDP is 105W.
We'll get to the new HEDT processors in the next post but also revealed today is the Athlon 3000G. This is a low-budget dual-core, quad-threaded processor with Radeon Vega 3 integrated graphics. It has a 3.5Ghz clockspeed, no Boost, 4MB cache, and a 35W TDP. It will be available on November 19 for $49.
Today, AMD announced the release of the highly anticipated flagship 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor, available worldwide November 25, 2019. AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor brings the ultimate processor for gamers with effortless 1080P gaming in select titles and up to 2X more energy efficient processing power compared to the competition as the world’s fastest 16-core consumer desktop processor. In addition, AMD also announced a significant performance uplift coming for mainstream desktop users with the new AMD Athlon 3000G, arriving November 19, 2019.
“We are excited to bring the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X to market later this month, offering enthusiasts the most powerful 16-core desktop processor ever,” said Chris Kilburn, corporate vice president and general manager, client channel, AMD. “We are focused on offering the best solutions at every level of the market, including the AMD Athlon 3000G for everyday PC users that delivers great performance at an incredible price point.”
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: Fastest 16-core Consumer Desktop Processor
Offering up to 22% performance increase over previous generations, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X offers faster 1080p gaming in select titles and content creation than the competition. Built on the industry-leading “Zen 2” architecture, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X also excels in power efficiency with a TDP of 105W.
As the fastest 16-core consumer desktop processor available, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor offers incredible performance best experienced with a liquid cooling solution. AMD is recommending the use of an AIO solution with a minimum 280mm radiator. A list of AMD recommended coolers can be found on AMD.com to ensure enthusiasts can maximize the potential of the Ryzen 9 3950X processor.
AMD also announced a significant upgrade coming for mainstream desktop users with the new AMD Athlon 3000G processor, arriving November 19, 2019. The new AMD Athlon 3000G with Radeon™ Graphics brings reliable computing experiences to a wide range of users, from day-to-day needs to high-definition PC gaming, offering faster framerates when gaming and enhanced productivity performance over competition at an incredible price point. The Athlon 3000G is the first “Zen”-based Athlon processor that is unlocked for overclocking potential, delivering the only unlocked processor in its segment.
AMD AM4 Platform Developments
To ensure the best experiences for all users, this month, AMD released AGESA version 1004 to its motherboard ecosystem. Containing more than 150 updates, AGESA 1004 offers significant improvements for the AM4 platform focused primarily on stability. Key improvements include AMD X570 stability and compatibility with add-in devices, PCIe® device support and stability, and interoperability of PCIe®, USB, SATA, and device reset capabilities, alongside performance enhancements with fastest core utilization and further boost frequency optimizations for the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X.