AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper on hold until November

The delay on Ryzen 9 3950X’s launch is sensible given Ryzen 9 3900X’s scarceness

AMD declared during a surprise email these days that it’s Ryzen 9 3950X, originally slated for launch this month, has been delayed till November, once it and new Zen a pair of Threadripper CPUs can debut:

We are specializing in meeting the sturdy demand for our third generation AMD Ryzen processors within the market and currently decide to launch each the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and initial members of the third information AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor family in volume. we tend to are assured that once enthusiasts get their hands on the world’s initial 16-core thought desktop processor and our next-generation of high-end desktop processors, the wait is well worthwhile.

The 3950X is a 16-core, 32-thread desktop CPU running with a four.7GHz boost clock, with a prompt retail value of $749. Details on the Threadrippers debuting next month are diluent, though graphics describe it as “premiering with 24 cores.” presumptively, we’ll eventually see Zen a pair of Threadrippers with 32 cores and 64 threads to match the last generation’s 2990WX. though there haven’t been any official statements, rumors square measure floating around regarding one existing Threadripper 3000 32-core CP user benchmarks claiming to be from an engineering sample showed up at Geekbench last month.

The delay of Ryzen 9 3950X’s launch along with extreme shortages of the already-launched Ryzen 9 3900 leads to obvious itinerary speculation. Taiwan Semiconductor producing Company (TSMC), the mill AMD uses for it’s Zen a pair of processors (and Apple uses for the 7nm A13 CPU within the iPhone 11), recently enlarged its time interval for brand new orders from 2 months to 6. This enlarged lead mustn’t directly have an effect on the 3950X or Threadripper launches since the semiconducting material for those processors would are ordered months past. however, it’s a sign that TSMC is also approaching production or binning limits.