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Something for Everyone this November with AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, 3rd Gen Threadripper, and Athlon 3000G Processors

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It’s been an ambitious year for us in the processor biz at AMD, and our team sincerely hopes you’ve had a chance to enjoy one of the new high-performance chips we’ve introduced along the way. But as good as the year has been, today is extra special because some of our most interesting and powerful processors are available for sale starting right… now!

AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X

The AMD Ryzen 3000 Series processors have been stand-out stars in 2019, and today marks the introduction of our final and fastest model: the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor. The 3950X is so profoundly swift that Legit Reviews described it as “the most impressive mainstream desktop processor launch of the decade.” With the decade rapidly drawing to a close, that’s high praise indeed.

But Legit Reviews is not alone. A chorus of the world’s foremost independent reviewers were practically unanimous in their view that the 3950X is a uniquely fast and special processor. Give their hard work a read if you get a chance, and we think you’ll be equally impressed.

Independent AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Reviews

As quick as the Ryzen 9 3950X is, the benchmarks just go up from there when you dig into the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. A pair of these unrivaled chips—the 24-core 3960X, and 32-core 3970X—also go on sale today with performance that seemed unimaginable just last year.

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™Threadripper™

Professional creators will especially want to take note, because the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and 3970X offer obscene time-savings for anyone whose life often waits for a progress bar. Code compiling, raytracing, video encoding, simulation, CAD, photogrammetry, and video mastering are only some of the tasks Threadripper just flies right through, leaving these talented folks with more time to experiment—or time to actually go home early. But you don’t have to take it from us, because the independent reviews agree!

Full Speed Ahead to 64 Cores

And we would be remiss if we did not give brief mention the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, debuting in 2020 for Hollywood creators with a whopping 64 cores and 128 threads. More details still to come, of course, but it’s not difficult to imagine how outrageously fast the 3990X will be for the highly scalable workloads of a VFX pro.

Independent AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X & 3970X Reviews

AMD Athlon™ 3000G

Finally, three cheers for the versatile AMD Athlon 3000G. It recently went on sale starting at just $49, offering DIYers a 2-core/4-thread processor with three quick and efficient Radeon™ Vega graphics cores.1 This handy little chip is a great option for budget builds, everyday computing needs, a basic home theater PC, and more. It can even get you into PC gaming at 720p, with highly playable performance in popular games like Rocket League™, Fortnite™ and CS:GO™.2 Gamers have to start somewhere, and the 3000G is an easy way to get into the wonderful world of PC gaming! On top of all that: the CPU and GPU cores are unlocked for overclocking, too. Pair it with an inexpensive AMD B450-based motherboard and you’re off!3

Reviewers like TechPowerUP gave the Athlon 3000G their Highly Recommended and Great Value awards, saying: “For $49 you get a capable CPU that can handle typical consumer tasks just fine—perfect for an entry-level system that doesn't break the bank.” That’s what we built it to do, and that’s what it does with gusto.

Independent AMD Athlon 3000G Coverage

As we said: it’s been an ambitious 2019 for us. But with the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, and Athlon 3000G now available, we are pretty delighted to say that we’ve wrapped up the 2019 roadmap with some historically fast and impressive processors.

But, above all, we wanted to take this little sliver of peace to reflect and give thanks. As November, the year, and the decade come to an end, we are deeply grateful for the support you—our loyal customers and fans—give us. Your passion, encouragement, love, belief, and enthusiasm absolutely helped bring AMD to where it is today: the top of the CPU game.

There’s more exciting stuff to come in 2020. You know it. We know it. See you soon, PC lovers.


[1] Price is suggested online retail price in US dollars as of 11/19/2019.

[2] Testing done by AMD performance labs on 9/15/2019.  Game performance as represented by the following games tested using Windows 10 at 720p and low settings:  Fortnite, Rocket League, Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Application performance as represented by the following applications tested using Windows 10:  Cinebench R20, PCMark 10, Lame MP3 encoder, Adobe Premiere, and Adobe Photoshop. Results may vary with configuration. Results may vary with configuration. All Intel Pentium G5000 series processors have locked multipliers, but the Athlon 3000G which competes in the same entry-level segment has an unlocked multiplier. ATG-11

[3] AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software. GD-26.