Today, AMD sent out a brief statement about a delay in their 16 core Ryzen 9 3950X and the 3rd generation Threadripper.
Here's what AMD said in full:
We are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors in the market and now plan to launch both the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and initial members of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor family in volume this November.
We are confident that when enthusiasts get their hands on the world's first 16-core mainstream desktop processor and our next-generation of high-end desktop processors, the wait will be well worth it.
Quite a bit of a delay, considering they gave the Ryzen 9 3950X an expected release date of this month when the 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors originally released. Still, it's obviously good business sense to ensure you can actually keep up with the current consumer demand before pushing out even more products.
The Ryzen 9 3950X is looking to be an absolute beast with 16 cores and 32 threads but that's going to be completely trumped by the 3rd generation Threadripper with a massive 24 cores, which AMD teased in a fresh PR image:
So if you were looking to grab either, keep an eye out in November. Will share any more news when they send it about the expected date and pricing.