A major leak has confirmed the existence of a 16-core Ryzen 3000 series processor, the Ryzen 9 3950X. This top-end Zen 2 consumer part will be the world’s first 16C/32T gaming CPU with a boost clock of 4.7GHz and a TDP of 105W.
This is the highest core clock of any Zen 2 based chip and should help in keeping the gaming performance on par with the Intel parts. The 3950X is basically the same chip as the Ryzen 9 3900X, with all the cores on both the
This must be the mysterious CPU that was spotted multiple times on SiSoft and Geekbench by AdoredTV and TUM_APISAK. Considering that AMD’s E3 event is just a day away, it’s very likely that the flagship consumer CPU will be announced alongside the Navi GPUs. The Ryzen 9 3950X doesn’t have any direct competitor from Intel, as the i9-9900K is the highest-end Coffee Lake chip meant for gaming, but this 16-core monster should easily best it. We’ll have to wait another 24 hours or so for an official confirmation.
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