AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU speed bump and 16-core 3950X will be here by Sept 30

AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU speed bump and 16-core 3950X will be here by Sept 30

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AMD looks set to launch its enthusiast-grade Ryzen 9 3950X on September 30, 2019, around the same time new BIOSes will launch to rectify boost frequencies on the entire 7nm CPU lineup.

The 16-core, 32-thread processor was announced back at E3 with a rough launch window sometime this month, and it now appears like AMD will be holding onto its top-tier chip until the last day of the month, just within its touted release window, following its latest bout of BIOSes to tackle boost clock behaviour discrepancies. These discrepancies have been reported since Ryzen 3000 CPUs were first released on July 7, with users reporting their fresh out of the box Zen 2 chips were unable to hit the advertised boost clocks.

This all seemed to stem from the various AGESA and BIOS updates rolled out by AMD and its partners since launch, which were reportedly, by AMD’s account, holding back boost algorithms from their target frequencies. The company is now hoping to put an end to the confusion with the AGESA 1003ABBA version – Abba joke redacted – which it hopes will not only resolve this artificial boost limit but also implement a slight increase in performance.

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