AMD’s Ryzen nine 3950X, Threadripper on dangle till November

By | September 22, 2019
That "premiering with 24 cores" fine print is our only concrete clue about November's Threadripper launch.
Enlarge / That “premiering with 24 cores” high quality print is our simplest concrete clue about November’s Threadripper release.


AMD introduced in a marvel e-mail as of late that its Ryzen nine 3950X, at first slated for release this month, has been not on time till November, when it and new Zen 2 Threadripper CPUs will debut:

We’re specializing in assembly the sturdy call for for our third era AMD Ryzen processors out there and now plan to release each the AMD Ryzen nine 3950X and preliminary participants of the third Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor circle of relatives in quantity this November. We’re assured that after lovers get their arms at the global’s first 16-core mainstream desktop processor and our next-generation of top-end desktop processors, the wait will probably be smartly value it.

The 3950X will probably be a 16-core, 32-thread desktop CPU working with a four.7GHz spice up clock, with a recommended retail worth of $749. Main points at the Threadrippers debuting subsequent month are thinner, even though graphics describe it as “premiering with 24 cores.” Possibly, we’re going to sooner or later see Zen 2 Threadrippers with 32 cores and 64 threads to compare the final era’s 2990WX. Even though there have not been any reputable statements, rumors are floating round about one present Threadripper 3000 32-core CPU—person benchmarks claiming to be from an engineering pattern confirmed up at Geekbench final month.

The prolong of Ryzen nine 3950X’s release—in conjunction with excessive shortages of the already-launched Ryzen nine 3900X—ends up in evident provide line hypothesis. Taiwan Semiconductor Production Corporate (TSMC), the foundry AMD makes use of for its Zen 2 processors (and Apple uses for the 7nm A13 CPU within the iPhone 11), just lately increased its lead time for brand new orders from two months to 6. This larger lead will have to indirectly have an effect on the 3950X or Threadripper launches, because the silicon for the ones processors would were ordered months in the past. Nevertheless it is a sign that TSMC is also coming near manufacturing or binning limits.

In happier information, the delays and shortage simplest appear to use to the stratospheric top finish of the product line—Ryzen 7 3800X and underneath are nonetheless extensively to be had.

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