We have less than two weeks left for the launch of the new AMN 7nm processors and it seems that the leaks are not going to stop. Yesterday we talked about the first review of the promising Ryzen 5 3600, which has arrived much earlier than I would have wished – or agreed – AMD. Today the information we have is from the other side of the Zen 2 spectrum, from the Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core presented during the recent E3. It is a processor with a base frequency of 3.5 GHz and a boost of 4.7 GHz, right? It is important to have this clear data, because it has been filtered shows a base frequency of 200 MHz lower and, eye, an overclocked of 5.2 GHz in all the nuclei.
With this it is possible that Try to sample a sample or even a Ryzen 9 that you have not heard of yet. This second option is very unlikely, given that it does not make sense to introduce an additional 16 cores with a difference as small as that of the slightly lower base frequency. Either way, it is impressive to see how AMD is able to squeeze such exorbitant frequencies even in their processors with more cores.
Now, comparing it directly with the Intel i9-9980XE 18 cores and a price of 2000 dollars, the situation in the field of synthetic tests is very unbalanced: the Ryzen 9 3950X is above, with two fewer cores , and so for an advertised price of 749 dollars. It is likely that they have used some kind of high performance dissipation system to reach these frequencies, so let’s look at it with caution. However, I’m sure you’re looking forward to July 7 with the new Zen 2. Just do not hurry with the Ryzen 9 3950X, that processor is going to September.