The Ryzen 9 3900X is indeed the crème de la crème for the 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors when AMD announced the new lineup at Computex 2019 keynote, but AMD is pushing that even further with the introduction of the Ryzen 3950X earlier today at their E3 2019 keynote.
Although the naming seems that it would fall under the TR4 socket just like the Threadripper 2950X and 1950X, the Ryzen 9 3950X is actually built for the AM4 socket X570 chipset motherboards. Packed with a whopping 16 cores and 32 threads that clock up to 4.7GHz, PCIe 4.0 support, 72 MB total cache and a TDP of 105W, the Ryzen 9 3950X is AMD’s most powerful consumer grade CPU for the current generation.
You can refer to the following table for a better look at the specifications of all the announced 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop CPUs:
|Cores||Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L2 + L3 Cache||PCIe 4.0||TDP||Price|
|Ryzen 9 3950X||16||32||3.5GHz||4.7GHz||8+64 MB||16+4+4||105W||$749|
|Ryzen 9 3900X||12||24||3.8GHz||4.6GHz||6+64 MB||16+4+4||105W||$499|
|Ryzen 7 3800X||8||16||3.9GHz||4.5GHz||4+32 MB||16+4+4||105W||$399|
|Ryzen 7 3700X||8||16||3.6GHz||4.4GHz||4+32 MB||16+4+4||65W||$329|
|Ryzen 5 3600X||6||12||3.8GHz||4.4GHz||3+32 MB||16+4+4||95W||$249|
|Ryzen 5 3600||6||12||3.6GHz||4.2GHz||3+32 MB||16+4+4||65W||$199|
While AMD did mention the release date of the new Ryzen CPUs back at Computex, the Ryzen 9 3950X will take a bit longer before it’s ready to hit the shelves. Estimated to be available later in September, the 16-core beast will be retailed for the price of $749.