AMD 3950X: Release Date & Where To Buy?
20th September 2019 Second Update: It’s been a busy day. AMD has announced today that the Ryzen 3950X will be delayed until November, where it will release alongside the new AMD Threadripper CPUs.
The official statement from AMD is as follows:
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.
I guess this might mean that AMD is going to use this time to focus on replenishing the stock of the Ryzen 3900X which many are still struggling to get ahold of. It’s not great news for those holding off building their ultimate computers for the new 3950X, however, it’s good that AMD has addressed the launch date.
If you are interested in purchasing the AMD Ryzen 3950X please bookmark this page, as we will keep updating our list of retailers as it gets closer to the launch date.
20th September 2019 Update: A flurry of international retailers have begun to appear with placeholder pages for the 3950X, no longer are these questionable retailers but legitimate nationwide retailers such as MWave in Australia. We found this placeholder page this morning on Mwave.com.au which shows the Ryzen 3950X retailing for $999.00 AUD and the entire product page looks ready to go live!
19th September 2019 Update: AMD is still being extremely quiet about the release of the 3950X, rumours are coming in but nothing concrete yet. We are keeping our eyes open throughout retailers worldwide, so keep checking back.
10th September 2019 Update: another Swiss-based retailer has published their placeholder page for the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X which you can see right here – EOS PC.
9th September 2019 Update: We’ve found Digitec.ch has a placeholder page for 3950X and also suggests the release date will be the 30th September 2019. However, please keep in mind a lot of retailers usually put the end of the month as a release date when it is yet to be confirmed, but who knows!
7th September 2019 Update: still nothing official from AMD, many are speculating the release will come after the release of AMD’s new BIOS update and few have gone to Twitter to say it will be the end of the month.
3rd September 2019 Update: not much to add, a few pages have been spotted in Turkey, Mumbai & Pakistan see below – but these seem like place holder pages so far.
With the launch of AMD Ryzen 3rd generation in July 2019, they also announced that we would be getting a beastly 16-Core, 32-Thread processor aimed at the mainstream which packs 72mb of L3 cache and a boost clock of 4.7Ghz whilst managing to maintain just 105W TDP. As expected, there are plenty in team red which is excited about this new chip (myself included). We already know that the 3950X absolutely smashes world records, equip this CPU with a top of the range GPU and 3600Mhz RAM and you will have yourself a deadly PC build.
So far we know the AMD 3950X will be priced at $749 (approximately £620 as of 2nd September 2019 / $1,115 AUD / $1,000 CAD) which is the price of an entire build for many PC enthusiasts, but with its record-breaking numbers, this chip is in a league of its own.
To be honest I think it’s more realistic that this will be another paper launch, after the disaster that was the Ryzen 3rd gen launch back in July 2019.
When will the 3950X be released?
We know it will be released in September, however, AMD has yet to announce the specific date. We can speculate that a 7th or 9th of September launch would make sense. As soon as we know, we will be updating it here though. Interestingly, Digitec.ch a Swiss-based retailer has launched a placeholder page for the Ryzen 3950X and has added a release date of the 30th September 2019.
Where can I purchase the 3950X?
As we did with the previous Ryzen 3rd gen launch, we will be adding all the retailer links for each country worldwide below and updating these as and when the pages become available.
AMD Ryzen 3950X Launch: USA
The following is our search link we are using to find the AMD Ryzen 3950X in Amazon US retailer – Amazon US 3950X Search Link
AMD Ryzen 3950X Launch: Canada
The following is our search link we are using to find the AMD Ryzen 3950X in Amazon Canada retailer – Amazon Canada 3950X Search Link
AMD Ryzen 3950X Launch: United Kingdom
The following is our search link we are using to find the AMD Ryzen 3950X in Amazon UK retailer – Amazon UK 3950X Search Link
AMD Ryzen 3950X Launch: Europe
AMD Ryzen 3950X Launch: Australia
- MWave – Purchase here
AMD Ryzen 3950X Launch: Rest of the world
- Turkish retailer – QP.com.tr
- Mumbai retailer – Prime ABGB
- Pakistan retailer – Eitimad
- Bangladesh retailer – Skyland
- Vietnam – TinhocDaiViet
If anyone wants to request other countries for us to research and add retailer links for, please let us know in the comment section below.