AMD Unveils Ryzen 9 3950X, Athlon 3000G, and 3rd-Generation Threadripper; Release Dates Revealed

November 8, 2019 0 By urbantechnoobs

AMD, one of the leading microprocessor manufacturers, has recently unveiled the newest additions to its desktop and HEDT processors lineup.

Ryzen 9 3950X

Completing its top-of-the-line desktop processor lineup, the Ryzen 9 3950X with 16-cores/32-threads will be the top offering for the Ryzen 9 lineup. It will go head to head with the competition’s top dog but will be offered at a much lower price of $749 USD.

AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X brings in a lot of improvements like increased single-threaded performance, which also helps to significantly improve its 1080p gaming performance. Along with this, Ryzen 3950X will also deliver up to 42% performance increase on creator applications such as Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve.

And since it’s made using the 7nm process, the Ryzen 9 3950X offers a much higher performance per watt and notably lower power consumption against its segment competition. Moreover, the Ryzen 9 3950X will also come with a new Eco-Mode feature that basically lowers its 105W Stock TDP down to 65W. Eco-Mode, by lowering the TDP, tends to lower the temperature by about 7*, but will not hold back the processor to reach up to 70% of its full performance.

AMD sets November 25, 2019, as the global release date for the Ryzen 9 3950X that will carry an SEP (Suggested Etail Price) of $749 USD.

Athlon 3000G

Expanding its entry-level processor lineup, AMD also introduces the Athlon 3000G desktop processor that will be at the helm of its Athlon 3rd-generation line.

The Athlon 3000G is an unlocked processor and can be overclocked out of the box. It is the only unlocked option in its segment as per AMD. It also brings to the table a 300MHz increase in clock frequency and an additional 100MHz integrated graphics frequency increase against its predecessor, the Athlon 200GE. With the increase in core and graphics clock speeds, the Athlon 3000G is able to give up to 25% performance difference on synthetic benchmarks against its segment competition.
The Athlon 3000G will go out the gates first and will be globally available starting November 19, 2019, with a SEP of $49 USD.

3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper

Continuing its uprising presence in the HEDT market, AMD also readies two 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadrippers slated for release this year, the TR3960X and TR3970X. The Third Generation Ryzen Threadrippers will be under the Zen 2 architecture, which features the 7nm process.

According to internal tests done by AMD, the Threadripper 3960X, a 24-Core/48-Threads processor, and the Threadripper 3970X, a 32-Cores/64-Threads processor, showcased performance difference of up to 54% and 90%, respectively, against the competition’s on synthetic productivity benchmarks. Aside from the near dominating performance difference, the 3rd-Gen Ryzen Threadrippers will have 72 PCIe 4.0 lanes, 4X of bandwidth than that of the previous chipset, and support for USB 10Gbps Ports.

The Ryzen Threadripper TR3960X and TR3970X will be available later this year and will carry an SEP of  $1399 USD and $1999 USD, respectively.