Meet AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 3950X

Priced far lower than Intel’s 12-core i9-9920X

AMD is looking to undercut long-time rival Intel yet again and has officially announced its new Ryzen 9 3950X processor. This particular piece of silicon is aimed at attracting customers away from Intel’s 12-core i9-9920X thanks to a lower price of $749 (Php 37.8K) compared to the i9’s $1,199 (Php 60.5K) price tag.

For that money, you’re getting a processor with 16 cores and 32 threads, 3.5Ghz base clock with up to 4.7GHz boost and 105-watt power consumption.

The company says that the new processor, built on their 7-nanometer Zen 2 architecture, is specifically designed for liquid cooling which fits the enthusiast nature of the new product.

AMD is boasting large performance gains VS the competition, quoting 26% quicker Adobe Premiere tasks vs the i9-9920X. AMD is also promising 2.34 times more performance per watt than its Intel counterpart, and consumes 173W of absolute wall power compared to 304W for the i9-9920X.

Additionally, the 3950X will support PCIe 4.0 on AMD’s flagship X570 platform. The processor is slated to arrive on November 25.

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John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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