AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper on hold until November

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Increase / That “premiering with 24 cores” fine print is our sole concrete clue about November’s Threadripper launch.
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AMD announced in a her email today that its Ryzen 9 3950X, originally slated for despatch this month, has been delayed until November, when it and new Zen 2 Threadripper CPUs want debut:

We are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors in the call and now plan to launch both the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and initial members of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor kids in volume this November. We are confident that when enthusiasts get their dispenses on the world’s first 16-core mainstream desktop processor and our next-generation of high-end desktop processors, the sit tight will be well worth it.

The 3950X will be a 16-core, 32-thread desktop CPU meet with a 4.7GHz boost clock, with a suggested retail cost out of $749. Details on the Threadrippers debuting next month are thinner, although graphics mark out it as “premiering with 24 cores.” Presumably, we’ll eventually see Zen 2 Threadrippers with 32 gists and 64 threads to match the last generation’s 2990WX. Although there haven’t been any legitimate statements, rumors are floating around about one existing Threadripper 3000 32-core CPU—alcohol benchmarks claiming to be from an engineering sample showed up at Geekbench newest month.

The delay of Ryzen 9 3950X’s launch—along with maximum shortages of the already-launched Ryzen 9 3900X—leads to obvious supply spiel speculation. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the foundry AMD needs for its Zen 2 processors (and Apple uses for the 7nm A13 CPU in the iPhone 11), recently increased its bamboozle start off time for new orders from two months to six. This increased lead should not instantly affect the 3950X or Threadripper launches, since the silicon for those processors would must been ordered months ago. But it is an indication that TSMC may be approaching output or binning limits.

In happier news, the delays and scarcity only earmarks of to apply to the stratospheric high end of the product line—Ryzen 7 3800X and here are still widely available.

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