In addition to the fastest high-end Threadripper (32-core 3970X and 24-core 3960X) processors, AMD also announced the most powerful consumer-grade desktop processors – Ryzen 9 3950X.
AMD’s 7-nanometer Zen 2 architecture is a game-changer to help build this processor.
This should be the perfect alternative to Intel’s 12-core i9920X. With all the extra cores (16 cores) and a lower price ($749), it is tough to recommend an Intel processor even for a high-end gaming rig.
The flagship 16-core Ryzen 3950X processor will be available worldwide starting from November 25.
As per its official stat, AMD claims that the new processor offers a 22% performance boost over the previous-gen processors.
They also mention that the new processor has been optimized for better 1080p gaming performance on selected titles. Some of the benchmarks performed AMD performance labs involved games like Counter-Strike GO, Fortnite, and Rocket League.
If we talk about the application performance tests, it seems that they only tested Adobe Premier and Photoshop in addition to the benchmark apps like Cinebench.
Of course, the real-world tests might slightly vary depending on your configuration.
Considering that it is almost $400 less than Intel’s counterpart, the new Ryzen 3950X should get all the attention of the consumers looking to get value for money spent to build a PC.
In either case, you can check out the detailed specifications on AMD’s webpage to decide if it is something for your work.