The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X was a surprise announcement at E3 2019. It came just after AMD announced the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700. It was supposed to available in September 2019, but it has been delayed to November 2019, along with some new Threadripper processors. The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X will take its place at the top of the AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation line-up. It has 16-cores, 32-threads and, a 4.7GHz boost clock. The expected price is 749 U.S dollars. The 16-core mainstream processor will be accompanied by new Threadripper 3rd Generation processors, so the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X won’t be launching alone. It is still unclear which Threadripper chips will be hitting the street in November. But, obviously, the HEDT (high-end desktop platform) will be premiering with 24 cores.
The Ryzen 9 3950X and Threadripper 3rd Generation release date hasn’t yet announced. AMD says that its focus on meeting the strong demand for our 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors in the market and now plan to launch both the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and initial members of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor family in volume in November 2019. The company said we are confident that when enthusiasts get their hands on the world’s first 16-core mainstream desktop processor and our next-generation of high-end desktop processors, the wait will be well worth it.
It wasn’t mentioned how much this 24-core Threadripper 3000 chip will cost, but don’t expect it to be cheap. Now, this falls short of the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 3000 chip that we’ve seen in all kinds of leaks in rumors over the last couple of weeks. A 24-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation would fall short of the core count of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, which features 32-cores and 64-threads. But, if AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation performance is any indication, that won’t stop this 24-core processor from going neck to neck with the previous-generation flagship.