It’s official! The 16 core Ryzen 3950X processor from AMD is the fastest processor ever

Intel and AMD are long time rivals in the world of microprocessors. Every year the two giants release new chipsets that consume less energetic resources while packing more processing power for the lowest price possible. The range of appliances for such devices varies from gaming computers or high power workstations to industrial machines that do extremely complex tasks.

The best of the best

The flagship of Intel’s processor lineup is the i7 series, which is usually the go-to solution for those who want ultimate performance for their rigs. However, AMD always tried their best to match (or even surpass) the i7 series with their Ryzen processors.

A new member of the Ryzen family claims to be the most powerful processor of all time: The Ryzen 9 3950X, and the technical specifications of the chipset are truly outstanding: it features 16 cores / 32 threads, a 3.5 GHz base clock (capable to get boosted up to 4.7GHz on two cores) and consumes only 105 watts (TDP).

The numbers

The main rival of the Ryzen 3950X is the 12 core Intel i9-9920X. Price-wise, the Ryzen wins detachedly, costing only $749 (compared to $1,199 for the i9). 

AMD says that their Ryzen CPU outperforms its rival in gaming and especially in content creation applications.

AMD stats that the Ryzen can do some Adobe Premiere tasks 26% faster than an i9-9920X does them, outputs 2.34 more performance per watt than the i9 and is overall less hungry for power than its more expensive rival. 

AMD’s Ryzen 3950X will launch on November 25th and enthusiasts from all around the world simply can’t wait to harness all that processing power the way they find most suitable.

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