What does the appearance of high-end CPU 'AMD Ryzen 9 3950X' boasting top-class performance for about 80,000 yen mean?


Ryzen 3rd generation CPU `` Ryzen 9 3950X '' of AMD Ryzen ahead of release on Monday, November 25, 2019, PC hardware information specialized magazine AnandTech , viewpoints such as price, specifications, impact on the market etc. I will discuss its positioning.

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review: 16 Cores on 7nm with PCIe 4.0

AMD's `` Ryzen 9 3950X '' is a 16 core 32 thread CPU with an operation clock of 4.7 GHz at base 3.5 GHz and turbo, with a suggested retail price of $ 749 (about 80,000 yen) in the benchmark test before release However , the competition model “ Intel Core i9-9980XE ” with actual selling price over 200,000 is suppressed, and the current score for the mainstream CPU has been knocked out.

Benchmark of AMD Ryzen 3rd generation CPU `` Ryzen 9 3950X '' with 16 cores / 32 threads appeared, multi-core performance to the world's highest level-GIGAZINE

Regarding the performance of such 3950X, AnandTech says, `` Not only the best-class consumer CPU supplied by Intel but also the best-class high-end CPU are in the range, putting pressure on Intel's lineup as never before. '' It is said that. AnandTech also appreciates the price as well as the performance of the 3950X. AMD's high-end 24-core CPU “ Ryzen Threadripper 3960X ” has a suggested retail price of $ 1399 (about 150,000 yen), which is nearly twice the price of 3950X, but 3950X is the top in terms of game performance . AnandTech praised the cost performance of the 3950X by calling it a paradigm shift .

Actually, using the benchmark software of FPS `` Strange Brigade '' released in August 2018 and testing it in the environment of 1080p resolution with graphics API `` DirectX 12 '', 3950X is the top result The

On the other hand, the 3950X has some aspects that are somewhat difficult to handle. Unlike the Ryzen Threadripper series, which requires a motherboard with a socket called

Socket TR4 , the 3950X is a strength that can be used with Socket AM4 that supports a wide range of CPUs, but Socket AM4 supports 16 cores Some things are not. Therefore, to get the best performance of 3950X running on PCIe 4.0 , you must purchase a Socket AM4 X570 motherboard , and if you use it on other motherboards, you will connect with PCIe 3.0, and the performance will be halved. I will.

In addition, there are various products even if you say X570 motherboard in a bite, but if you do not use a motherboard that can supply enough power, the original clock number will not be output at the time of turbo. AnandTech said, “If you double the money you spend on the motherboard, the turbo performance will not double, but whether you can use the 3950X depends on the choice of the motherboard and solid cooling,” 3950X said I emphasized that a suitable environment is necessary to bring out the performance of the.

In response to the question, “Which is AMD or Intel?” AnandTech says, “It depends on the point of view.” For example, the number of PCIe lanes close to 3950X is Intel's Core i9-9900KS (8 cores), but the suggested retail price of Core i9-9900KS is $ 513 (about 55,000 yen), which is considerably lower than 3950X. The actual selling price of Core i9-9900KS at the time of article creation is 71,800 yen , which is close to the suggested retail price of $ 749 (about 80,000 yen) of 3950X, but according to AnandTech, `` 12 core CPU Given the popularity of the 3950X, it is assumed that the demand is high, and given the fact that the status of inventory is unknown, it is necessary to be aware that the price may be quite high at the beginning of the sale. '

Comparing the price range, the counter horse of 3950X will be Core i9-10940X of $ 784 (about 85,000 yen), but in this comparison 3950X is winning by the number of cores, while the number of lanes is Core i9-10940X The army goes up. Also, looking at the number of cores, the same 16-core Core i9-9960X will compete, but Core i9-9960X has a suggested retail price of $ 1684 (about 180,000 yen), at Amazon.co.jp at the time of article creation The actual selling price of 145,238 yen is 3950X.

Therefore, AnandTech compared the 3950X and other CPUs together with the price range, using the total score obtained by

calculating the geometric mean from the results of load tests and benchmark tests. The result is the graph below, where the vertical axis represents the overall score and the horizontal axis represents the price. Looking at the part enclosed in red, you can see that 3950X, which is located in the middle price range, has the highest overall score.

From these results, AnandTech concludes, “Ryzen 9 3950X offers the best overall score ever for users who want the best results without using high-end PCs.”

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