During the announcement of the updated line of Ryzen processors, AMD introduced five new 7-nm models in various price categories, including 24-stream Ryzen 9 3900X. Today, the vendor announced the release of an even more productive 16-core gaming CPU with impressive technical characteristics.
Ryzen 9 3950X is built on the basis of Zen 2 microarchitecture and combines two 7-nm chiplets and 14-nm I / o crystal on one substrate. The 16-core model with 24 lines PCI-Express 4.0 has retained the processor connector and case dimensions similar to other solutions for the AM4 socket. The base clock speed of the CPU is 3.5 GHz, in boost mode — 4.7 GHz. The total amount of cache memory amounted to 72 MB, the claimed thermal package (TDP) — 105 watts.
During the presentation, AMD was able to overclock the Ryzen 9 3950X using nitrogen cooling to 5375 MHz — this frequency brought the processor a record 12 167 points in the benchmark Cinebench R20 — 12% more than the previous record holder Intel Core i9-7960X.
Start of sales is scheduled for September 2019 at a price of $749.