AMD hasn't given an exact release date yet, but the 24-core Ryzen RT 3960X Threadripper CPU will cost $1,399, and the 32-core version will be $1,999.
Beyond that, power efficiency is another big point that AMD is touting with the Ryzen 9 3950X, offering more cores and higher performance at lower power usage. The product listings that were originally posted on Wootware's retail site before they were yanked. That's quite the price hike considering it has a slower base clock speed of just 3.5GHz compared to the 3.8GHz start line of its cheaper sibling, but provided you apply adequate cooling, the 9350X will be able to boost up to a faster 4.7GHz as opposed to err...
Again, there's no way that we can verify these figures, but we won't have long to wait if the November 7announcement day is accurate.
Both are based on AMD's 7-nanometer Zen 2 architecture, which already powers the third-generation Ryzen client processors and second-generation EPYC server processors that came out over the summer.
The Ryzen 9 3950X also ships with an eco-mode that brings down the TDP 65W.
"With [Intel's] X-series announced pricing, certainly AMD does not feel like they have to undercut Intel anymore", Randy Copeland, CEO of Velocity Micro, a Richmond, Va. -based system builder that sells Intel- and AMD-based PCs, said.
While it sucks to have to buy a new motherboard with any new generation of processors, AMD's new X570 chipset will at least introduce PCIe 4.0 support.
Also today, AMD announced the AMD Ryzen 3960X and AMD Ryzen 3970X Threadripper processors.
As expected, these two processors are much more expensive than the AMD Ryzen 3950X as they will sell at a retail price of $1,399 Dollars for the AMD Ryzen 3960X and $1,999 USD for the AMD Ryzen 3970X. Compared to 2nd Gen Threadripper, you will get four times the bandwidth, giving you more options for high-speed NVMe SSDs, GPUs and other add-in cards that rely on PCIe lanes for peak performance. Where the 3950X really shines, however, is content creation, according to AMD, with seven benchmarks showing a performance boost from 18 percent to 79 in comparison to Core i9-9900K. When encoding a 4K video file to YouTube x264 using Adobe Premiere CC 2019, the TR 3960X delivered up to 22% better performance and up to 47% better performance on the TR 3970X.
It'll cost a hefty $749 when it releases on November 25th, but if you're looking for the most powerful mainstream processor this is it.