AMD just announced that they will now launch the Ryzen 9 3950X together with the first slew of 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors… in November 2019!
AMD Ryzen 9 Availability
We reported back in August that AMD was having trouble meeting the high demand for their Ryzen processors and Radeon graphics cards.
At that time, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X was hard to come by, and that has not changed until today – it is still hard to get your hands on one, compared to say, the Ryzen 7 3700X.
It appears that they have yield issues with the Ryzen 9 3900 that has kept availability low, compared to the other 3rd Gen Ryzen models.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X + 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Delayed!
The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16-core, 32-thread processor to top off the 3rd Gen Ryzen family, offering a 3.5 GHz base clock, a 4.7 GHz boost clock, and 72 MB of L2 and L3 caches.
Back in June, AMD announced that the Ryzen 9 3950X would be available sometime in September 2019.
However, they have now announced that it will delayed and launched together with the 3rd Gen Threadripper processors in November.
We are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors in the market and now plan to launch both the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and initial members of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor family in volume this November.
We are confident that when enthusiasts get their hands on the world’s first 16-core mainstream desktop processor and our next-generation of high-end desktop processors, the wait will be well worth it.
To assuage the disappointment of Ryzen fans, they shared with us the first “picture” of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor. It’s really just a promotional render.
Ryzen 9 3950X + 3rd Gen Threadripper Delay : Good or Bad?
Well, if you have been hoping to upgrade to the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X this month, it’s bad news, of course.
But two months passes in a jiffy, and when you think about it – it could potentially be good news.
For one thing, the high demand and low availability of the Ryzen 9 3900X meant that it is being sold at inflated prices right now.
The same thing will likely happen with the Ryzen 9 3950X, because yields will be significantly lower than lower-end models, like the Ryzen 7 3700X.
By delaying the launch, AMD buys time to improve the yield and volume for both the Ryzen 9 3950X and the 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors.
This should, hopefully, keep availability high and the prices steady when they eventually launch in November.
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