AMD is expected to release the Ryzen 9 3950X by the end of September. It was spotted today on EOS PC, an online retailer for 879 Swiss Francs, which pretty much confirms the launch date.
The Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16-Core/32-Thread CPU which uses AMD’s new Zen2 architecture, based on the 7nm process. It has a base clock speed of 3.5GHz and a boost of 4.7GHz. Moreover, a Wraith Prism RGB Cooler is included in the box and has the same power rating of 105W as the Ryen 9 3900X.
At this point in time, there doesn’t seem to be any response from Intel with regards to enthusiast-grade CPUs like the 3900X and the soon to arrive 3950X. Even the Ryzen 7 3700X is slightly faster than the Core i9-9900K in many tasks. The Cascade Lake-X based HEDT chips are expected to launch later month and Intel is promising 2x better performance per dollar compared to Skylake-X. However, considering that 64 Core Threadrippers based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture are on the horizon, it’ll be interesting to see how the two competitors compare.