Rumored clock rates for AMD Ryzen 9 3900 surface online
It appears AMD is far from finished with the Ryzen 3000 series of desktop processors. The well-regarded data hunter Tum Apisak has managed to uncover some details that apparently pertain to a Matisse chip known as the Ryzen 9 3900. The processor has been mentioned before, with scant details revealing a 12-core, 24-thread SKU operating at a TDP of 65 W.
According to Apisak’s recent tweet, AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900 could sport a base clock of 3.1 GHz and have the ability to boost all the way up to 4.2 GHz. This wide range of clock rates would put it on a similar footing as the previously reported 16-core Ryzen 9 3950 SKU, which has been listed with a base clock of 3.3 GHz and a boost of 4.3 GHz, although it may come with a 105 W TDP.
The alleged base rate and TDP of the AMD processor would place the Ryzen 9 3900 in a similar position to Intel’s Core i9-9900, although the latter can boost to an impressive level of 5.0 GHz. However, Intel’s 8-core processor currently costs over US$400, whereas it’s likely AMD’s 12-core competitor would be priced at a similar point but offer potential customers additional cores/thread count for their money.
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