AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Product Review: 16 Core 32 Thread CPU

AMD will release the 3rd generation Ryzen top model “Ryzen 9 3950X” that was postponed on November 25th

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AMD will release the 3rd generation Ryzen top model “AMD Ryzen 9 3950X” that was postponed on November 25th.

Prior to launch, Let’s check the performance or specification details of the 3rd generation Ryzen top model, which has a 16-core CPU.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

 

16 core 32 thread CPU Ryzen 9 3950X Specification

The Ryzen 9 3950X is a Zen 2 based 16 core 32 thread CPU. The CPU package consists of three chips, one CPU die (CCD) with 8 CPU cores per unit and one I / O die (cIOD) with PCI Express 4.0, memory controller, etc.

The operating clock for the CPU core is 3.5 GHz for the base clock and 4.7 GHz for the maximum boost clock. It has a total of 8MB L2 cache and 64MB L3 cache. The cIOD specification is equivalent to the existing 3rd generation Ryzen, with a total of 24 lanes of PCI Express 4.0 and a memory controller that supports DDR4-3200.

AMD Ryzen 3950X

The TDP of Ryzen 9 3950X is 105W. The other 3rd generation Ryzen comes with a genuine CPU cooler, but the Ryzen 9 3950X doesn’t come with a CPU cooler, so the user needs to prepare a separate CPU cooler for use. AMD recommends an all-in-one water-cooled cooler with a radiator of 280mm or more as the CPU cooler for the Ryzen 9 3950X.

Ryzen 9 3950X Product Details

Model number: Ryzen 9 3950X Ryzen 9 3900X
CPU architecture: Zen 2 Zen 2
Manufacturing process: 7nm CPU + 12nm I / O 7nm CPU + 12nm I / O
The number of cores: 16 12
Thread count: 32 24
L2 cache: 8MB 6MB
L3 cache: 64MB 64MB
Base clock: 3.5GHz 3.8GHz
Boost clock: 4.7GHz 4.6GHz
Supported memory: DDR4-3200 (2ch) DDR4-3200 (2ch)
TDP: 105W 105W
CPU cooler: Wraith Prism with RGB LED
PCI Express: PCIe 4.0 x24 PCIe 4.0 x24
Compatible socket: Socket AM4 Socket AM4

Ryzen 9 3950X Test Equipment Details

This time, the Ryzen 9 3950X test uses the AMD X570 chipset motherboard “ASRock X570 Taichi” borrowed with the CPU, the 280mm all-in-one water-cooled “NZXT KRAKEN X62”, and the RDNA-based GPU “Radeon RX 5700 XT” did. “P2.50” for Ryzen 9 3950X reviewers is applied to the UEFI on the motherboard.

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For comparison, the same third-generation Ryzen 12-core CPU “Ryzen 9 3900X” and Intel 8-core CPU “Core i9-9900K” are available. The memory is set to the maximum supported clock for each CPU, and the power target is the standard motherboard value for each test environment.

Ryzen 9 3950X Test Details

CPU: Ryzen 9 3950X Ryzen 9 3900X Core i9-9900K
CPU cooler: NZXT KRAKEN X62 (fan speed = 100%)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi (Uefi: P2.50) ASUS TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (UEFI: 2606)
Memory: DDR4-3200 16GB × 2 (2ch, 22-22-22-52, 1.20V) DDR4-2666 16GB × 2 (2ch, 19-19-19-43, 1.20V)
Video card: Radeon RX 5700 XT (Reference board)
System storage: CORSAIR MP600 1TB (NVMe SSD / PCIe 4.0 x4) CORSAIR MP600 1TB (NVMe SSD / PCIe 3.0 x4)
Application storage: CORSAIR MP600 1TB (NVMe SSD / PCIe 4.0 x4) CORSAIR MP600 1TB (NVMe SSD / PCIe 3.0 x4)
Power supply: Expert-oriented KRPW-GK750W / 90 + (750W / 80PLUS GOLD)
Graphics driver: Adrenalin 19.11.1 DCH (26.20.13031.10003)
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Ver 1903 / build 18362.449)
Room temperature: About 26 ℃

The 3rd generation Ryzen 9 3950X Multi-thread Performance

The appeal of Ryzen 9 3950X is the multi-thread performance that can be achieved with 16 cores and 32 threads. If it demonstrates its maximum performance, it has surpassed Ryzen 9 3900X by a little over 30%, and the Core i9-9900K has a double score.

Nevertheless, the power consumption is controlled by the power / current limit, which is about the same as the Ryzen 9 3900X, and the heat generation is much lower than that of the conventional CPU for high-end desktops.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Gaming performance is not the best, but it is a high standard, and it can be said that it is a CPU that can satisfy many users as a many-core CPU that has both unbeatable performance and ease of handling.

However, what is worrisome is how much this CPU is supplied. The availability of the Ryzen 9 3950X has been postponed for two months, and the availability of the Ryzen 9 3900X, which was released in July on the next lower model, has not been resolved.

On November 25, the planned release date, we hope to supply enough to reach the hands of those who want the Ryzen 9 3950X.

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