In recent times, AMD has won against Intel, its biggest competitor in the field of desktop CPU. Now, it is reported that AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 9 3950X desktop processor will be the fastest processor ever. The processor comes with 16 cores, 32 threads, a base clock clocked at 3.5 GHz with up to 4.7 GHz turbo boost on two cores, and 105 TDP watt power consumption.
Moreover, Ryzen 3950X is tagged with a price tag of 749 US $ which is much cheaper than the 1199 US$ price tag of Intel’s 12-core i9-9920X. AMD claims that the upcoming processor will outperform Intel i9-9920X in gaming and content creation.
AMD considers that it will do Adobe Premiere tasks about 26% quicker than that done by i9-9920X, and 42% faster than that done by an 8-core i9-9900K. Ryzen 9 3950X delivers 2.34 times more performance per watt than Intel i9-9920X and consumes 173W of absolute wall power compared to 304W. for the i9-9920X.
The Ryzen 9 3950X comes with AMD’s 7 nanometers Zen 2 architecture technology. It is specifically designed to deliver liquid cooling.
Like any AMD’s other Ryzen 9 3000-series chip, 3950X will support PCIe 4.0 on AMD’s flagship X570 platform, allowing faster graphics and storage performance for PCIe 4.0 SSDs. It should be noted that Intel does not support PCIe 4.0 yet so nowadays, gamers are moving away from Intel to AMD.
However, it should be noted that we should consider some of AMD’s performance claims with a pinch of salt because recently we have seen that AMD’s 3000-series CPUs have failed to hit the clock frequencies on all cores that are claimed by the company. Despite this, Ryzen 9 3000X has been well accepted in almost all benchmarks perhaps because of its content creation performance.
AMD revealed that Ryzen 9 3950X will arrive on 25th November 2019. Do share your thoughts on Ryzen 3950X in the comment section!