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E3 2019 | AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, the 16 core gaming CPU with a 4.7 GHz boost clock

Anyone fancy a 16 core gaming CPU? (Image source: Wccftech)
Anyone fancy a 16 core gaming CPU? (Image source: Wccftech)
The mysterious Ryzen 9 CPU that beat the Intel Core i9-9980XE could well be the Ryzen 9 3950X, and its performance may be better than expected. 16 cores and a 4.7 GHz boost clock should whet most gamer's appetites.

Nearly two weeks ago we reported on a mysterious AMD Ryzen 9 CPU that outscored the Intel Core i9-9980XE in Cinebench. At the time, we stressed that the CPU in question was an engineering sample, which could have lower performance than the final version. This now appears to be the case, at least if a leaked alleged product slide is to be believed.

According to the slide published by Videocardz, AMD has named the 16 core CPU the Ryzen 9 3950X. Pricing is still currently unknown, but the CPU will have a 105 thermal design power (TDP) just like the Ryzen 9 3900X. However, AMD has upped the core count from 12 to 16 and increased the boost clock speed from 4.6 GHz to 4.7 GHz. However, the Ryzen 9 3950X will have a 300 MHz lower base clock speed its sibling.

The Ryzen 9 3950X will also include a whopping 72 MB of cache. Videocardz has claimed to have "confirmed the authenticity of the slide", but we would still recommend exercising a healthy amount of scepticism at this stage. Expect to see AMD's full 7 nm announcements at E3 2019 tomorrow.

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The leaked apparent Ryzen 9 3950X product slide. (Image source: Videocardz)
The leaked apparent Ryzen 9 3950X product slide. (Image source: Videocardz)

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Alex Alderson, 2019-06- 9 (Update: 2019-06- 9)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.