AMD’s “nuclear war” is coming to a head! For the first time since 2017, the first generation of Ryzen brought 8 core 16 threads to the mainstream desktop market, while this year’s third-generation Ryzen, not only has 12 core 24 threads of the Ryzen 9 3900X, but also 16 core 32 threads of the Ryzen 9 3950X – you know, only two years ago, this is the configuration of the fever-level thread-tearer platform. AMD announced today that the Ryzen 9 3950X will be officially launched worldwide on November 25, with a domestic market price of 5,749 yuan.
The specifications of the Ryzen 9 3950X are no stranger to everyone: 7nm process, Zen 2 architecture, 16 core 32 threads, 1MB first-level cache, 8MB secondary cache, 64MB tertiary cache, base frequency 3.5GHz, acceleration frequency up to 4.7GHz (highest in the three-generation Ryzen family), thermal design power consumption of 105W.
It supports dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory, encapsulation interface continuation AM4, recommended with the X570 motherboard, a total of 44 PCIe 4.0, of which 36 can be used (processor and chipset internal communication with 8).
In terms of performance, according to AMD official data, the Ryzen 9 3950X is on average 17% higher than the 8 core 16 thread’s second-generation flagship Ryzen 7 2700X, 1080p gaming performance, and productivity creation performance is on average 71%.
Of these, CineBench R20 single threads are up to 22%, multicore is up to 120%, POV-Ray is up to 100%, DaVinci Resolve is up to 53%, and Adobe Premiere is up to 44%. HandBrake is up to 36%.
Will such a high specification and performance be very power-consuming? No.
ACCORDING TO AMD, THE ACTUAL POWER CONSUMPTION IN THE RYE 9 3950X CINEBENCH R20 MULTITHREADED TEST IS 173W, WHICH IS 21W LOWER THAN THE RYZEN 72700X, AND THEREFORE 2.43 TIMES MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT!
The new Eco-Mode eco-friendly model is also supported, limiting thermal design power consumption to 65W, reducing actual power consumption by up to 44%, and reducing temperature by up to 7 degrees C, while only 23% loss of performance.
The Ryzen 9 3950X comes with its original radiator as the Ghost Prism RGB, although AMD recommends an all-in-one water cooling of a minimum of 280mm and provides a heatsink-compatible list on its website.