AMD Reveals Ryzen 3950X - The Fastest Desktop Processor Ever

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After winning a few battles against Intel in the enthusiast desktop processor race, AMD is on a mission to up its score even further with its latest desktop CPU, the Ryzen 9 3950X. The CPU boasts 16 cores/32 threads, a base clock of 3.5Ghz with up to 4.7Ghz boost clock on two cores, and a maximum TDP of 105 watts. This monstrous CPU is priced at $749, compared to Intel's 12-core Core i9 9920X CPU, priced at $1,199. AMD claims that the Ryzen 9 3950X outperforms the i9 9920X in gaming and video creation, where the extra cores come into action.

AMD has also stated that Ryzen 9 3950X does some of the video production tasks up to 26 percent faster than Intel’s 12-core processor. Moreover, AMD’s new beastly tech delivers 2.34 times more performance per watt. The Ryzen 9 3950X is said to consume an absolute 173W wall power in comparison to 304W by the i9 9920X.

The Ryzen 9 3950X leverages AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 architecture and is specifically designed for liquid cooling. Like all of AMD’s Ryzen 9 3000 chips, the 3950X will support PCIe 4.0, resulting in storage performance for respective SSDs and faster graphics. Intel, however, ignored the implementation of PCIe 4.0 as it claimed that PCIe 4.0 has no significant performance improvement in gaming.

AMD also claims that its 3950X CPU can allegedly handle massive overclocks on all its cores, but previous results from various testers indicates that the AMD CPUs haven’t been hitting the overclocked frequencies on all its cores. Despite this fact, the AMD Ryzen 9 3000 series CPUs have been topping the overclocking charts, especially in areas of content creation.

The Ryzen 9 3950X will be available for purchase starting on November 25.

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