The normal TDP of the processor codenamed Matisse is 105 Watts, so it can run extremely cool. Here, AMD responded to Intel’s Core i9 family with Ryzen 9 after the Ryzen 3, 5 and 7 series. A solid answer.
In the overclocking test with liquid nitrogen, records of the Intel 9960X processor were broken and AMD took the lead. This is actually a historic moment, as for the first time in years AMD is releasing a more powerful end-consumer processor than Intel. Achieving this in a single core, not a multi-core, is key.
Because although the Ryzen 1000 and 2000 series achieved good success, Intel retained its advantage at some points in a single core. Now the top model of the AMD Ryzen 3000 series, the Ryzen 9 3950X, has passed before. Of course on the X570 motherboard. Stay tuned for X570 motherboard reviews.
The Ryzen 9 3950X model, which can reach 5.0 GHz in multi-cores with overclocking, was able to reach 5.8 GHz in single-core overclocking and 5.4 GHz in Cinebench. Although these frequencies seem far from the 7-8 GHz of the previous FX models, there is a gap in performance. This processor has 16 cores and 32 Threads with SMT (AMD’s Hyperthreading nomenclature).
As Technopat, we liked the performance at the event. But of course we’re also looking forward to taking a closer look at the differences achieved with standard performance and base overclocking on end users’ desktop systems. Stay tuned for the Ryzen 9 3950X review as we’ll start testing as soon as we get the samples…