AMD is set to close out the year on a high note. As promised, the company will be delivering its latest 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor, built with two 7nm TSMC chiplets, to the consumer platform for $749. Not only this, but AMD today has lifted the covers on its next generation Threadripper platform, which includes Zen 2-based chiplets, a new socket, and an astounding 4x increase in CPU-to-chipset bandwidth.

This year AMD is presenting its ‘Fall 2019 Desktop Update’, covering the new products for the holiday season. Q4 is historically a good target for increased consumer sales, as long as the products hit the right price point and are available in volume for the peak shopping periods. We’ve been waiting mercilessly for more details about the crème-de-la-crème of what AMD has to offer with its 7nm product portfolio for both mainstream Ryzen desktop processors, but also the creator and workstation focused 3rd Gen Threadripper. After continuously requesting information from CEO Lisa Su since the middle of the year, AMD is lifting the lid on the product details, pricing, and launch dates.

The short version of today’s announcement revolves around several parts, in completely different markets.

  • The Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core CPU for desktops
  • Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Gen Family: Starting with the 24-core 3960X and 32-core 3970X
  • New TRX40 motherboards for the new Threadripper Processors
  • A new $49 Athlon 3000G for the entry level market

All of this hardware is set to come to market through the month of November at the following dates:

  • Ryzen 9 3950X: Retail on November 25
  • TR 3960X and TR 3970X on November 25th
  • TRX40 motherboards on November 25th
  • Athlon 3000G on November 19th

One key takeaway from today’s announcements is how AMD is moving the traditional desktop and high-end desktop markets. When CEO Dr. Lisa Su was asked earlier this year what will happen to Threadripper as the mainstream Ryzen family moves ‘up’ in performance, her response was that ‘Threadripper will move up-up’. To that effect, we are seeing AMD’s delineation between mainstream desktop and high-end desktop move up to between 16-core and 24-core, with room at the top for more cores if AMD wants to go that way.

Our Group Interview with Dr. Lisa Su at Computex 2019

This new hardware is also breaking new records for enthusiast CPU TDP values, as well as representing new ground on the latest 7nm process technology now available to the wider market. Details about pricing, TDP, AMD’s strategy, AMD’s performance numbers, TRX40 chipset information, and analysis of the announcements are all inside.

Ryzen 9 3950X: Retail on November 25th


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  • Korguz - Thursday, November 07, 2019 - link

    Quantumz0d, wait.. you are calling AMD expensive ?? have you not seen, or remember the prices intel was charging for its cpus before Zen ?? how the fact that going from 9xxx series to 10xxx saw what some might call massive price drops ?? the top chip for 10xxx is 1k less then the 9xxx chips. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Thursday, November 07, 2019 - link

    Anandtech really need an ignore feature in the comments. Reply
  • Spunjji - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    I'd not be seeing fully 50% of them by now. It would be nice. Reply
  • Slash3 - Saturday, November 09, 2019 - link

    Very much so. Reply
  • Total Meltdowner - Thursday, November 07, 2019 - link

    Its still 2019.
    DDR5 is easily almost 1.5-2 years away for average consumer.
    TR3 looks like a very solid platform for many HEDT users at a very respectable price.
    I think you're overreacting.
    I have a 1800x. I was going to buy the 3950x but if the perf isnt that much better I may just get the 3700x and keep everything else the same in the computer.
    Waiting for ryzen 4k may be a good idea for you but man that's a long wait.
  • Spunjji - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    This reads suspiciously like someone trying - at length - to post-hoc rationalize their pre-existing decision not to buy any AMD products. You don't need to justify that irrational desire to anyone else; just go with it! The attempt to do so ends up making you look more biased because you had to pick feeble, irrelevant and/or hypocritical reasons. Reply
  • Sychonut - Thursday, November 07, 2019 - link

    Eagerly looking forward to Intel's 14+++++++. Reply
  • PixyMisa - Thursday, November 07, 2019 - link

    So the TRX40 is basically a fully-enabled X570? (That is, a Ryzen 3000 I/O die.) Reply
  • Total Meltdowner - Thursday, November 07, 2019 - link

    My next system very may be a Threadripper one... wow. Reply
  • wow&wow - Friday, November 08, 2019 - link

    How to turn off the annoying video at bottom-right? Reply

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