AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X Processor, 3.5GHz w/ 72MB Cache

MX79710 Ryzen™ 9 3950X Processor, 3.5GHz w/ 72MB Cache
MX79710 Ryzen™ 9 3950X Processor, 3.5GHz w/ 72MB Cache MX79710 Ryzen™ 9 3950X Processor, 3.5GHz w/ 72MB Cache

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Real Value

Submitted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020
By Adam (nano) Hirschfeld
From Saskatoon

Strengths of the product

It's every bit as good as people say it is. I'm running this chip on a run of the mill Asus TUF Gaming X570 Plus with 3200 mhz memory. With a 212 Black Edition cooler (with 2 fans) and it sits at 4.1 GHz.

Weaknesses of the product

If the 3950x has a weakness it is the IO limitations due to the AM4 platform. Still, 20 plus 4 dedicated dedicated to storage is great for a consumer platform.

Additional Comments

How easily people lose sight of the fact we were paying 2 grand for processors that couldn't touch the 3950x just a few years ago. To get similar multithreaded performance out of an Intel part you still have to spend three times as much today. Gaming performance of the 3950x is overall too close to the 9900k to call. Depending on the type of game the 9900k can pull ahead. But this is me speaking from June 2020. What people who think those extra cores at the added cost don't realize is this processor is going to age incredibly well as games become more and more multi threaded. So reviews spotting the price as this processors weakness don't hold water.

Love this Processor

Submitted on Monday, April 06, 2020
By Stephanie
From Airdrie

Strengths of the product

Without overclocking the chip My CPU is running at approx. 4 ghz when working on Woodall prime number on primegrid

Weaknesses of the product

it gets around 84° C with a 280mm AIO at 4GHz

Additional Comments

In full disclosure I'm using a TUF GAMING X570-PLUS motherboard, and H115i AIO solid gaming chip, and it crunches numbers like no ones business.

Great Processor

Submitted on Sunday, February 02, 2020
By Justin McTavish
From Stony Plain

Strengths of the product

Amazing performance for your money if you want a Processor that does everything very well, it’s the best value for your money for high workloads and still gives you outstanding gaming performance, second to only the Intel 9900k and 9900ks; however those Intel Processors it no match in high workload applications!

Weaknesses of the product

It’s a little expensive, is definitely in need of an AIO for best performance and at the moment is short on stock everywhere but not too much to complain about otherwise!

Additional Comments

In my opinion it’s the best processor you can buy right now for the performance you get and the price you pay! If you are only gaming the 9900ks is slightly faster but I don’t think enough to matter so this processor is a better value in my opinion!

The price you pay for a high performing consumer grade processor

Submitted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019
By Chris R
From Airdrie

Strengths of the product

- Amazing multi-core performance - Amazing productivity performance - Amazing thermals ( when paired with water cooling ) & power consumption. - Great gaming performance ( considering this processor is not for gaming ), if you want a top gaming processor, save your money and get a 9900k or ks. - Streaming is smooth as silk while gaming ( 16 cores and 32 threads will do that ) - Surprisingly solid all core clocks ( without tweaking, I've been able to maintain 4.3 to 4.4ghz all core under heavy load )

Weaknesses of the product

- Price, it is hefty, $400-$500 for a decent x570 mobo ( a b450 will work, but those VRMs will be hot ), $250-300 for solid water cooling, on top of the $1000 price tag of the processor. - Not a lot of overclocking headroom, and I wouldn't recommend oc'ing the processor core clocks anyways. Buy some decent ram ( 3600mhz ) play with infinity fabric settings to run 1:1 & 3733mhz and tight timings for stronger performance over stock. - Max boost clock is deceiving, 4.7ghz on one maybe two cores under light load and the perfect conditions. This processor operates like a GPU in that sense, if you have great cooling the process will clock higher. - Water cooling is a must, pushing that many cores creates heat, these chips really like to run cool if you have any hope of nearing boost clocks.

Additional Comments

I was very lucky to get this processor on launch day and I'm extremely happy to have made the jump from intel ( I had a 4790k ) I'm still learning the characteristics of the ryzen processor compared to an intel but so far, this thing has kept giving me more. I definitely recommend pairing this processor with a 360mm water cooling solution over the AMD recommended 280mm. If you like to stream, or you want to build a productivity machine without the price of a HEDT, this is a absolute win. Throw in the ability to still trade blows at gaming workloads with the 9900ks and you have yourself a beast of a workstation.

Very happy with it so far

Submitted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019
By Mattman
From Burnaby

Strengths of the product

1. Runs cooler than my 3900x 2. No issues running XMP 3600MHZ ram after updating Bios on my X570 3. Twice the threads of 1800X but almost 3 times the performance in some software / work use cases

Weaknesses of the product

It was kinda expensive but the value seems real for what you are getting. Doesn't have AVX 512 but most people don't use anything that takes advantage of this.

Additional Comments

Very happy with my purchase. This seems like the value sweet spot in terms of core count to price. If you go higher the TR parts cost way more especially when you consider the total platform cost. Thank you AMD for bringing back excitement to the PC desktop market.
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