AMD presented all the artillery during the past Computex 2019 , but it seems that it still had several aces up its sleeve for this E3 2019. After unveiling the new Ryzen 3000 and its Navi Radeon 5000 graphics, now the company led by Lisa Su has presented its new top-end processor to hit Intel, as well as new details of what will be its new generation graphics to compete against Nvidia.
Both Sony and Microsoft and Google have announced that AMD and its RDNA architecture will be present on three of the great gaming platforms of the future. This is: PlayStation 5 , Stadia and Project Scarlett . A sweet moment that AMD wants to continue extending with the new products presented: the new AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, the first 16-core processor for gaming of the Ryzen series and the new Radeon RX 5700 XT , based on AMD Navi and with a capacity up to 9.75 TFLOPs for 449 dollars.
To get an idea, the AMD Threadripper has a TDP of 180W. Meanwhile, the counterpart of Intel, which requires motherboards and more advanced components, is at 165W. Taking into account these data is where the striking of the new AMD Ryzen 9 3950 X, the first processor of 16 cores of the Ryzen series for desk that despite increasing the number of cores maintains the TDP of the previous models and remains in a not inconsiderable 105W .
The AMD 3950X comes with 16 cores, 32 threads, a base frequency of 3.5GHz and a peak of 4.7GHz. We are facing a CPU with 72MB of cache , manufactured in 7 nanometers and that makes use of the new Zen 2 cores that offer a better performance of 15% compared to the previous generation.
AMD and its Ryzen 3000 want to spoil Intel the party that has enjoyed for years
But probably the most interesting thing about this new AMD 3950X is its size. We are facing a 16-core CPU but that is still compatible with the existing AM4 motherboards . The AMD X570 platform already accepts PCI Express 4.0, so it will not be necessary to change the board in order to use these new processors.