Recently, An online retailer named EOS PC confirmed 30 September as the release date for Ryzen 9 3950X. However, AMD, now, released a statement conveying November as the launch month for the flagship Ryzen. The press statement also confirmed the existence of the Threadripper 3000 processor which had numerous leaks before. The Threadripper too will launch in the same month as the 3950X.
This delay seems to indicate a shortage of chips from TSMC as a result of higher demand for the 7nm processors since new Ryzen processors have been selling like hotcakes.
With Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD claims to provide a 16 core processor for mainstream desktops. The processor will run at a base clock of 3.5 GHz and boost up to whopping 4.7 GHz. With a TDP similar to the high-end Ryzen 7 sibling, the Ryzen 9 3950X will be priced considerably higher at $749. The selective binning technique used by AMD specifically for the 3950X might be the reason for the higher cost of the processor. Furthermore, a Wraith Prism RGB Cooler is also included with the CPU. With the launch of Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD might just be able to dethrone Intel’s i9 as “the best gaming CPU”.