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AMD have delayed the Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd generation Threadripper until November

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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.

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minidou 20 September 2019 at 8:10 pm UTC
QuoteWe are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors in the market

Good. I'm still waiting for my 3900x
crt0mega 20 September 2019 at 9:52 pm UTC
minidouGood. I'm still waiting for my 3900x
And I've just cancelled my DDR4 order from July *cough*
Shmerl 20 September 2019 at 10:17 pm UTC
I got 3900X, but it was hard. They appear for a short time in stores, and are gone in minutes. So unless you catch those periods, they are basically all the time out of stock. May be with 3950X coming out, demand on 3900X will go down.

This can be useful:

Last edited by Shmerl at 20 September 2019 at 10:22 pm UTC
TheRiddick 20 September 2019 at 10:24 pm UTC
This is almost certainly happening due to the fact everyone is using 7nm.
Some big companies like Apple are EATING up 7nm process node fab time, he who pays more gets priority basically.
TSMC has said fab time has a latency of 6 or more months now, whereas before it was only 2months.
That's a big OUCH for AMD and anyone else relying on the process for AFFORDABLE electronics (Apple doesn't need to worry about affordability, because of blind consumerism)

You can expect 7nm products to go up in price, just in time for the recession. lol

Last edited by TheRiddick at 20 September 2019 at 10:26 pm UTC
Shmerl 20 September 2019 at 10:26 pm UTC
Yeah, there is this:

QuoteTSMC has announced a threefold increase in its delivery lead times for 7 nm orders, from two months to nearly six months, which means that orders will now have to wait three times longer to be fulfilled than they once did. This means that current channel supplies and orders made after the decision from TSMC will take longer to materialize in actual silicon, which may lead to availability slumps should demand increase or maintain.

On a side note, AMD might partner with Samsung to use their fabs as well.

Last edited by Shmerl at 20 September 2019 at 10:29 pm UTC
pete910 21 September 2019 at 4:46 pm UTC
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Have my 3900x + 570 taichi set in the boxes still

I can see why they've delayed, why not as little competition from Intel in that area. Plus the fact that their Epyc chips will be priority as they make the most profit for them.
RTheren 21 September 2019 at 5:24 pm UTC
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More waiting for 3950X. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, now what? I suppose I can play games until then.
Lunielle 21 September 2019 at 8:26 pm UTC
More waiting... I need to replace my slow 6 core 8700k
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