AMD Ryzen 3950X To Release This September for $749
Mike Sanders / 2 weeks ago
AMD Ryzen 3950X
Yesterday, details leaked surrounding the AMD Ryzen 3950X, their high-performance processor which, while unlikely to form their flagship model, would undoubtedly represent one of the most powerful CPUs of their 3rd-generation range.
With leaks details over the specification revealed, in a report via PCGamesN, AMD has formally confirmed both the release date for the processor and, perhaps more importantly, how much it will cost!
The AMD Ryzen 3950X will be a genuine gaming contender as it was revealed that the 2 x Zen2 design would be able to simultaneously access all 16 cores. In other words, this would be the worlds first gaming-specific 16 core processor.
Following a formal confirmation by AMD, however, we know that the 3950X will be released this September and will retail for around $749. Quite expensive, but the performance figures suggest that it may be capable of beating the Intel i9 9900k.
What Do We Think?
While the AMD Ryzen 3950X might have a rather high price point, it does represent something rather special. Namely, that for the first time in years AMD might legitimately have a processor capable of competing with Intel. Specifically, on a gaming platform.
We will, admittedly, hold fire on any hyperbole until some independent benchmarks start emerging. So far, however, this is looking incredibly interesting!
What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!