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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Gen3 16 Core AM4 CPU/Processor Without Cooler

AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X, AM4, Zen 2, 16 Core, 32 Thread, 3.5GHz, 4.7GHz Turbo, 64MB L3, PCIe 4.0, 105W, CPU w/o Cooler

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Enthusiast Processor that's Designed to Win

Ryzen 9 3950X CPU

Extreme Performance for Gamers, Streamers and Creators with 16 coresThe new AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU's have arrived boasting higher performance gains over its predecessor lineup. With higher speeds, more memory and wider bandwidth the new Ryzen CPU's look to improve on and upgrade the way you relax, work and play. The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor includes 16 CPU Cores with 32 threads and a base clock of 3.5GHz that can be boosted to 4.7GHz. The new CPU's are backwards compatible with older motherboards thanks to the same AM4 slot socket however with the newly released chipset of X570 motherboards you can maximize the power the Ryzen CPU's have to offer. Support for DDR4 Memory continues but with the new Ryzen CPU's comes the new PCIe 4.0 Version which has improved the speeds of which your PCIe components such as graphics cards and some storage solutions communicate with the motherboard. Blur the line between elite gaming performance and workstation-class content creation with the most advanced desktop processors in the world.

Please Note: The Ryzen™ 9 3950X does not come bundled with a cooler. We recommend an all-in-one liquid cooler with a 280mm radiator (or greater).

AM4CPU Socket

3.5GHzBase Clock

4.7GHzBoost Clock


Unleash the Power of Ryzen with Zen 2 Architecture

Ryzen Zen Architecture

Setting the Bar for High PerformanceAMD’s high-performance x86 Core “Zen 2” architecture enables 3rd Gen Ryzen Processors like the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X to deliver the highest single-thread and multi-thread performance of any mainstream desktop processor. For gamers and creators alike, that’s mission-critical performance built to help you win.

AMD Innovation and Performance for 3rd Gen Processors

ryzen 3rd gen motherboard

PerformanceHigher speeds, More memory and Wider bandwidth. You must push onwards, squeeze every ounce, and leave nothing behind. This processor was designed to set new high end standards.

TechnologyThe 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processor is built using the world’s most advanced manufacturing technology to deliver winning performance while keeping your system astonishingly cool & quiet.

Leadership3rd Gen Ryzen processors feature support for the world’s first PCIe 4.0 ready platform, enabling the most advanced motherboards, graphics, and storage technologies available.

Increase your Performance with AMD StoreMi

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Combine the Speed of SSD with the capacity of HDDSoftware that combines the speed of your SSD with the capacity of your hard disk into a single, fast, easy-to-manage drive – included with an AMD X399, 400-series or X570 motherboard.

AMD Ryzen Master Utility


Unlock the power of your Ryzen CPUEvery AMD Ryzen processor is multiplier-unlocked from the factory, so you can personalize performance to your taste. AMD provides the AMD Ryzen Master utility to access this powerful advantage.

AMD Processor Specifications

Cores / Threads
Base Frequency
Turbo Frequency
Maximum Memory
Memory Frequency
PCIe 4.0 / 3.0 Lanes
Integrated GPU
Ryzen Threadripper PRO Ryzen 9 Ryzen 7 Ryzen 5 Ryzen 3 ATHLON
3995WX 3975WX 3975WX 5950X 5900X 5800X3D 5800X 5700X 5700G 5600X 5600 5600G 5500 4600G 4500 4100 3000G
Zen 2 Zen 2 Zen 2 Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 2 Zen 2 Zen 2 Zen
64 / 128 32 / 64 16 / 32 16 / 32 12 / 24 8 / 16 8 / 16 8 / 16 8 / 16 6 / 12 6 / 12 6 / 12 6 / 12 6 / 12 6 / 12 4 / 8 2 / 4
2.7GHz 3.5GHz 3.9GHz 3.4GHz 3.7GHz 3.4GHz 3.8GHz 3.4GHz 3.8GHz 3.9GHz 3.5GHz 3.9GHz 3.6GHz 3.7GHz 3.6GHz 3.8GHz 3.5GHz
4.2GHz 4.2GHz 4.3GHz 4.9GHz 4.8GHz 4.5GHz 4.7GHz 4.6GHz 4.6GHz 4.7GHz 4.4GHz 4.4GHz 4.4GHz 4.2GHz 4.1GHz 4.0GHz
288MB 144MB 72MB 72MB 70MB 96MB 36MB 36MB 20MB 35MB 35MB 20MB 19MB 11MB 11MB 6MB 4MB
ECC Registered
ECC Registered
ECC Registered
Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel
2TB 2TB 2TB 128GB 128GB 128GB 128GB 128GB 128GB 128GB 128GB 128GB 128GB 64GB 64GB 64GB 64GB
3200MHz 3200MHz 3200MHz 3200MHz 3200MHz 3200MHz 3200MHz 3200MHz 3200MHz 3200MHz 3200MHz 3200MHz 3200MHz 2666MHz 2666MHz 2666MHz 2666MHz
128 / 0 128 / 0 128 / 0 20 / 0 20 / 0 20 / 0 20 / 0 20 / 0 0 / 20 20 / 0 20 / 0 0 / 20 20 / 0 0 / 16 0 / 16 0 / 16 0 / 16
280W 280W 280W 105W 105W 105W 105W 65W 65W 65W 65W 65W 65W 65W 65W 65W 35W

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36 months
DOA Period:
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RTB Period:
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AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X, AM4, Zen 2, 16 Core, 32 Thread, 3.5GHz, 4.7GHz Turbo, 64MB L3, PCIe 4.0, 105W, CPU w/o Cooler is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very fast and Very HOT Just built 2 PC's using this CPU (1st time using AMD) and,as expected they are fast.I use the new PC's just for Distributed Computing -World Comm & Folding-and the CPU can handle 1 app very well but adding the 2nd app and the temp just causes system shutdown. 1 PC cooled by AIO and it copes well with World Comm app 1 PC cooled by air (Noctua) and struggles with World Comm app. As an aside I had previously built a PC using an Intel 9960x -air cooled- and it handles both apps at resonable temps using same No of cores.
Date published: 2020-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from what do you expect from a high end cpu ! can not fault it used for game design and rendering some time i play games but wasn't bought for the game playing side does run a little warm but like most of amds ryzen cpus they all run a little on the warm side but its sitting on custom hard pipe cooling and doesn't go over 75 deg (even on a 32 deg day ) under full all core load clock speeds are not to bad. 4.3/4.4 single core and 4.1 all core (letting bios do its own thing ) but case air flow will play a big part in cooling this monster down would recommend if you are buying just for gaming i would put a ryzen 7 3700 or 3800 or the newer xt versions than buy this and use the extra money for a graphics upgrade but for work loads the 100% go for this one it will over clock but the gains aren't worth it mine will clock to 4.35 all core and run all day long but unless you have a good cooling its not worth it just bung it in and away you go but i would recommend under volting a little bit just to keep the temps in check
Date published: 2020-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised Was easy to install and so far has been working great.
Date published: 2020-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very, very fast AMD 3950X Pros: High clock speed High core count Very reasonable temps when you consider the core count (Corsair H105) Cons: Beefy cooling needed Can use lots of power Not cheap If you have a need for speed the 3950X overcomes all the cons in my view.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fails to hit 4.7GHz and only hits 4.6GHz every 6 hours or so Brilliant CPU for running CinebenchR20 and rocks for multi core programs but fails to even hit 4.5GHz on single core, benchmark for 4 weeks trying every setting on the Asus Crosshair Hero XIII mb. Half the CPU would never ever go above 4.3GHz. Scan support refused to even take my issue seriouly let alone let me do an RMA, they just ignored the issue. Went to AMD direct and they agreed something wrong with the CPU and has now been returned to AMD for replacement. If you are unlucky and get a low binned CPU dont exspect Scan to even listern.
Date published: 2020-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice for fan and work Can be used for general stuff and also serious work.Upgraded from older server with 4x 16Core AMD opteron(64cores in total).Ryzen9 as singe cpu with 32 cores can do my work faster (1.5x) than old system with more cores.Used for calculation(Fourier)and database build (utilise all cores on100%). Automatic OC can push freq.to ~4.1GHz on all cores(75DegC).Manual OC can push all cores to 4.4GhZ(~90degC,idle~45deg).Beefy cooling is needed for OC.I am using Kraken x73. Declared max single core freq. 4.7Ghz can be reached only for a fraction of seconds and if more than one core is used(and in these days almost all applications use at least two cores) speed is reduced.Windows 10 task manager-Perfomance show max ~4.4Ghz. 4.7Ghz can be seen only in HWinfo aplication(or similar) which can monitor each core individually. However this cpu is unstoppable.You can build a library in the background, open 20 firefox tabs and watch video without any lagging.With 4.4GHz under full load it is exactly cpu what I need
Date published: 2020-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Stunning It's been a long time coming but my main pc now has a AMD CPU installed in it, the last time this happened it was AMD Athlon X2 6000. This 3950x is a complete monster of a CPU, not only can I still play all the games with no loss in performance but I can now render videos on the machine at the same time as playing games without dropping gaming performance. AMD have come along way with Zen and so much so that I cannot recommend anything but Ryzen to people who want to buy a new pc or upgrade. A friend of mine purchased a 3950x on my recommendation and is happy with it, for not only playing games but being able to record videos and edit them himself for his chiropractic clinic. My brother in law does photo editing for people and he asked me to build his pc for him, so I did using one of these and he is stupidly happy with it, not only can he easily play games and he has got a increase in performance compared to his old pc when gaming but he also has a increase in performance in photo editing. Overall I highly recommend this CPU for anyone from gaming to video/photo work, and many more professions.
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cpu for media pros Great processor for architects and other media pros
Date published: 2020-03-14
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Ryzen 9 3950x CPU in wish list says it can be pre ordered?

Will this be available to pre order
Asked by: Hiandy
Good Afternoon, Unfortunately, this is not available to pre-order at the moment as we do not have any information on pricing or when this will be available. Kind Regards,
Answered by: LukeW
Date published: 2019-11-20
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Gen3 16 Core AM4 CPU/Processor Without Cooler
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Gen3 16 Core AM4 CPU/Processor Without Cooler