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AMD launches 12C/24T Ryzen 9 3900 and 6C/6T Ryzen 5 3500X

by Mark Tyson on 9 October 2019, 10:11

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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A week or two ago we saw a comprehensive leak of the AMD Ryzen 9 3900 CPU, which was detailed in a motherboard maker's documentation. Now this very processor, alongside the Ryzen 5 3500X has become an official AMD listed product. However, there are a couple of snags with the new duo, from the point of view of enthusiasts and individual PC builders; firstly both the Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X are for system integrators or OEMs only, secondly the Ryzen 5 3500X is only being distributed in China, at least for now. For this reason, we don't have prices and it is hard to pinpoint availability for these CPUs.

A short statement from AMD about the new processors, received by CRN, reads as follows: "The Ryzen 9 3900, now available globally, and Ryzen 5 3500X, available in China only, enjoy the features of current Ryzen 3000 series processors, letting OEM and SI partners take full advantage of AMD's most advanced CPU platform. Both Ryzen processors offer powerful gaming and high-speed productivity performance, support industry leading PCIe 4.0, AMD's Precision Boost Overdrive and Ryzen Master Utility, and, like all Ryzen 3000 processors, are fully unlocked for performance tuning."

CPU

Cores /
Threads

Base (GHz)

Boost (GHz)

L2
Cache

L3
Cache

PCIe
4.0

Chiplets
IO+CPU

TDP

Price

Ryzen 9

3950X

16C / 32T

3.5

4.7

8MB

64MB

16+4+4

1+2

105W

$749

Ryzen 9

3900X

12C / 24T

3.8

4.6

6MB

64MB

16+4+4

1+2

105W

$499

Ryzen 9

3900

12C / 24T

3.1

4.3

6MB

64MB

16+4+4

1+2

65W

-

Ryzen 7

3800X

8C / 16T

3.9

4.5

4MB

32MB

16+4+4

1+1

105W

$399

Ryzen 7

3700X

8C / 16T

3.6

4.4

4MB

32MB

16+4+4

1+1

65W

$329

Ryzen 5

3600X

6C / 12T

3.8

4.4

3MB

32MB

16+4+4

1+1

95W

$249

Ryzen 5

3600

6C / 12T

3.6

4.2

3MB

32MB

16+4+4

1+1

65W

$199

Ryzen 5

3500X

6C / 6T

3.6

4.1

3MB

32MB

16+4+4

1+1

65W

-

 
Table modified from AnandTech, which currently lists the Ryzen 5 3500X as being SMT enabled (6C/12T).

As postulated previously, AMD appears to have tuned-down the base/boost clocks of the 105W Ryzen 9 3900X to create the otherwise identical 65W Ryzen 9 3900 CPU.

Interestingly, as per prior rumours, the Ryzen 5 3500X is confirmed to not offer SMT by the AMD China site, as you can see via the link and the screenshot, above. There are also rumours of there being a Ryzen 5 3500, and various listings in India, but AMD saw fit not to officially introduce it right now.



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AMD has sent us an official link for information regarding the Ryzen 9 3900 processor.
I remember when chip TDP's were 55W and lower for desktops.
albert89
I remember when chip TDP's were 55W and lower for desktops.

Pffft, my Atari ST had no fans in it whatsoever. ISTR my 386-40 didn't even have a cpu heatsink, but there was a fan in the PSU.