New York (The Verge) — AMD blows minds with a 16-core 7nm gaming CPU that works like any other Ryzen
AMD is about to release a wave of 3rd gen Ryzen desktop CPUs that — on paper — sound like they might trounce Intel. At AMD’s Next Horizon Gaming Event, AMD just announced the 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X processor, and detailed the rest of the Ryzen 3000 lineup that AMD announced at Computex two weeks ago.
It’s not the first time during my weekend in Los Angeles that I’ve heard such hubris, but I’m starting to wonder if it’s deserved. Because AMD is about to release a wave of 3rd gen Ryzen desktop CPUs that — on paper — sound like they might trounce Intel for the first time in years.
At AMD’s Next Horizon Gaming Event, on the outskirts of the E3 2019 gaming show, Kirsch isn’t even referring to the just-announced 16-core, 32-thread $750 Ryzen 9 3950X processor, which — with its 3.5GHz base clock, 4.7GHz boost clock, a tremendous 72MB of cache and an unheard-of 105W TDP for that many cores — sounds like it could give AMD’s own 32-core Threadripper a run for its money. (Even a 16-core Threadripper is rated at 180 watts; Intel’s 16-core has a 165W TDP, and each of them require expensive motherboards with larger sockets.) — Sean Hollister/@verge