AMD has announced news regarding its top-of-the-range desktop processor, the Ryzen 9 3950X, who will have the pleasure of becoming the first processor of 16 cores and 32 processing threads in reaching a consumer platform. Unfortunately these news are bad news, and they translate at a delay in the release date.
He was expected to AMD Ryzen 9 3950X it will arrive at the end of the current month of September at a price of $ 749 (799 euros) wearing 16 cores and 32 threads at a Base / Turbo frequency of 3.50 / 4.70 GHz with 72 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 105W, but finally this processor will end up arriving in November.
The reason, according to the AMD itself, is that they are focusing on the strong demand for AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation processors already available in the market, so they have decided to delay the launch to make a joint launch with their 3rd Gen of processors Ryzen Threadripper, where the main claim of its high performance market will be the incorporation of processors up to 64 cores and 128 processing threads like the 'ROME' EPYC, with the difference that they will offer a smaller memory configuration and will support a smaller number of PCIe 4.0 lines.
"We are focusing on meeting the strong market demand of our third-generation AMD Ryzen processors and now we plan to launch both the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and the initial members of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper third-generation processor family in November. We are sure that when enthusiasts have the world's first desktop processor with 16 cores in their hands, and our next generation of high-end desktop processors, the wait will be worth it. "
On the other hand, we must remember that TSMC announced the saturation of its 7nm manufacturing process, which would result in the AMD orders, and other companies that employ their manufacturing process, see how the delivery times of your products would be multiplied by three, so AMD may want to take advantage of the available wafers with processors that are being sold as hot cakes and avoid any stock breakage.