AMD 3950X: Release Date & Where To Buy?

AMD 3950X Release Date Where to buy

28th November 2019 Update: For those in the US who cannot wait for the 3950X, the 3900X is on backorder (available from tomorrow) on Amazon US right now, here.

28th November 2019 Update: We feel as frustrated as most of you out there, we’ve been scouring the web and apart from the odd scalper on Amazon trying to sell the 3950X for an outrageous price, nothing has yet appeared. The good news is, that anyone who was fortunate enough to order the 3950X from Amazon should have got a shipping date. The best tactic right now is to keep checking the Amazon product pages and other retailers, sign up for E-mail notifications and check back here.

26th November 2019 UK Update: Novatech has announced stock is due 6th December and are taking orders now, so UK customers be quick.

26th November 2019 Update: Added Amazon Canada retail page, added Novatech for the UK and checked all the others.

25th November 2019 US Update: Amazon US has been live a few hours ago, they will probably continue to go in and out of stock, good luck everyone!

25th November 2019 UK Update: Overclockers are live for preorders now.

25th November 2019 Update: Today is the day, TRX40 motherboards are live, 3950X retailer order pages are live, time to purchase is now! OK, so maybe I got a little excited… some order pages are live, most are not – welcome to AMD product launches, we will try our best to keep the page up to date, if you follow us on social, we will be posting when big retailers finally go live.

21st November 2019 Update: We’ve added Overclockers and Scan retailer links.

12th November 2019 Fifth Update: We’ve just found the Amazon product pages for the 3950X in the USA, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy along with the 3960X and 3970X which you can find on our release date page here. Worryingly, it shows the 26th November as being the launch date on each country-specific Amazon product page, see below for more details.

7th November 2019 Fourth Update: AMD has finally announced a release date for the 3950X, it will be released on the 25th of November 2019. The 3950X will retail for $749 compared to the 3900X at just $499.

5th November 2019 Third Update: AMD will be announced the 3rd generation threadripper in a few days (7th November 2019) so we expect a release date for the AMD 3950X to also be confirmed during the conference.

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.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper

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!

Mwave AMD Ryzen 3950X

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 of 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?

The AMD Ryzen 3950x will be released on the 25th of November 2019.

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

AMD Ryzen 3950X Launch: Canada

  • Amazon Canada – 3950X

AMD Ryzen 3950X Launch: United Kingdom

AMD Ryzen 3950X Launch: Europe

AMD Ryzen 3950X Launch: Australia

AMD Ryzen 3950X Launch: Rest of the world

Motherboards for AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on one of AMD’s hugely impressive Ryzen 9 3950X CPUs, then you’re probably going to want an equally powerful motherboard to go with it. For this reason, we’ve created some pages that are going to make your life a whole lot easier when deciding which motherboard to go for.

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.

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62 Comments

  1. Avatar Igor says:

    Oh, i really hope you add the links where to buy this thing in EU.
    I am moving there for a year (to Spain), know Spanish very poorly, and also well acquainted with people who spout nothing but doom and gloom about getting PC parts in EU. Scarce, and more expensive than NA.

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      Yes, Spain is on the list. It is indeed slower and harder to get PC components in Europe when compared to the US.

  2. Avatar AJ says:

    Netherlands release date please

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      Sure thing AJ, will look out for you. Any particular retailers?

      1. Avatar Frank says:

        The retailers which are likely to have stock are:
        Azerty.nl
        Alternate.nl
        Megekko.nl

        1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

          Thanks, I will begin checking those.

          1. Avatar Jeroen says:

            Hope where getting it also the 25.
            Not just like the 3900x

  3. Avatar Samuel Aponte says:

    The amazon link just show the 3900. So i will have to wait until the 9 of September to see the processor? I just want that one. Am jumping from FX 9590 to that one. Thanks

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      Yes, we are watching the retailers very closely, waiting for the 3950X placeholder pages to go live.

      1. Avatar Samuel Aponte says:

        Ok we are now October 25, do we have a release date for november?

  4. Avatar Panos K says:

    Greece – release date please ?

    1. Avatar Nasos says:

      Well a lot later than September 9 i guess sone stores don’t even have the previous 3xxx serries avilable on site yet in greece still there a lote that have .but getting on the famous store’s sites in Greece easy to find the 2xxx series but not rhe 3xxx or the x570

      1. Avatar Panos K says:

        I hope to find him this month in a Greek store , plaisio.gr etc.

        1. Avatar Nasos says:

          Well i guess it goes to end of November or later for 3950x in greece

  5. Avatar Alicia Potgieter says:

    Please add South Africa.

    1. Avatar Quintin Banister says:

      Hallo Alicia, Hoop dit gaan goed met jou.

      Moet nie teveel hoop op die cpu sit vir die volgende 4maande na die “launch date” nie. Ek het onlangs my 3900x gekry en baie baklei om hom hier te gekry het. Evetech , Wootware , Titan Ice , RebelTech , Computers Only ens ens… het glad nie stock vir maande gehad nie. Ek stel voor kry vir jou die 3900x sodra hy by een van die bogenoemde supplyers wys anders gaan jy nog vir baie baie lank sonder ‘n rekenaar wees.

      Groete
      Quintin

    2. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      OK we will, any specific retailers?

  6. Avatar Jarkko Salomäki says:

    Hi! Have been refreshing the page every couple of hours, thank you! EU Market is what worries me a bit, hence I live in Finland, and it’d be awesome if you could also include us from land of ice and snow to your list 🙂 Have been without PC whole summer, cause I sold my PC just before computex, and of course AMD dropped this bomb right after…….

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      Sure, any specific retailers?

        1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

          Thanks, I will begin checking.

  7. Avatar Paul says:

    Hi, do you have any information on Romania retailers? 🙂

    1. Avatar bodicelu says:

      I think it will be at cel.ro because 3900x was at cel too.

    2. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      Not yet, but do you have any specific retailers?

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      Thanks bro, will add to the list.

      1. Avatar Misery says:

        That shop is from Switzerland and not Germany 🙂

        1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

          Ah, the .ch confused me, I recall ch being for Switzerland, so I thought it was a German-language based Swiss website 😀

          1. Avatar Misery says:

            Yes, it’s a Swiss website with German as a language. In Switzerland you have a couple of different languages. All prices there are in CHF (Swiss Franks) and not Euro. They also only deliver to Switzerland, there is no option to choose another country. So it probably should be in the Swiss category not Germany 🙂

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      It should be approximately $749 exchanged into your main currency, if it is significantly more expensive, don’t worry many placeholder pages for retailers have random prices.

  8. Avatar Chase says:

    I’m doing another build I’m waiting to get the 3900x with 3600hrz ram and a 2080ti is this still a deadly combination in parts or should I go out and get the 3950x

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      It really depends what you are going to be using it for. I doubt there will be many advantages for gaming since most games won’t be utilizing the additional cores. If, however, you are rendering videos e.t.c then it might be worthwhile, but no one will really know until its released and we can begin benchmarking.

  9. Avatar Gambit says:

    Will the 3900x price drop when the 3950x releases? If so by how much?

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      I doubt it, the 3900X is priced at $499 whereas the 3950X will be priced at $749 all of this was already factored in when AMD launched the initial 3rd gen line up.

  10. Avatar Quinn says:

    As always Australia is left in the dust lol. Any ideas when the aussie retailers like https://www.mwave.com.au or https://www.pccasegear.com will have the 3950x in stock?

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      Quinn, just updated the article, we found MWave this morning 🙂

  11. Avatar Thomas says:

    So it seems like the 3900X is in stock again in Denmark, just got confirmation that mine has been shipped.

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      Nice 😀

  12. Avatar Min says:

    Plz recommend motherboard for this CPU!

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      Once we have our hands on the CPU, you can be sure we will be benchmarking and testing it with several motherboards, after which we will give our recommendations.

  13. Avatar Frank says:

    According to a Swedish retailer, shops are not allowed to list and/or allow customers to pre-order the 3950x. The ’embargo’ ends tomorrow, the 25th at 15:00 CET. We’ll just have to wait I guess.

    1. Avatar Joshua says:

      That embargo was for the Threadripper content. I believe that time to be unrelated to anything Ryzen. I’ve been refreshing Amazon US for hours on end at a 2 second interval, and I’m also on MANY notification lists. Amazon US hasn’t released it, and fucking NEWEGG, those goddamn idiots, dropped it early and it sold out in 2 minutes.

  14. Avatar john says:

    your website is probably the most frusterating shit ive dealt with. dont put a bunch of useless links that lead to nowhere. you keep saying its live and we cant find it anywehere, atleast put a link up

    1. Ben Johnson Ben Johnson says:

      Ha, you’re frustrated? How about us… it’s not our fault retailers can’t organise a product launch, ALL of the URLs are the correct URLs, retailers just show/hide them for whatever reason before the launch and now it seems the majority of retailers have not released the pages and product ordering yet.

      1. Avatar Andres says:

        Hey Ben, Great work with the info, I have this page bookmarked since july and visited through out the way.
        I had a small concern though, If I buy a 570x + 3950x they wont work just yet or would it work out of the box ?

        Would I need aother ryzen 3000 cpu, then update the bios and finally switch the cpu to 3950x with more recent bios and support or would I be able to update the bios without installing the cpu (who knows how these modern motherboards works nowdays) ? thanks!

        1. Avatar Joshua says:

          Andres, no, the 3950X is drop in ready for any x570 board. No updating anything required.

        2. Avatar Dan says:

          Just get the CPU first. BIOS updates will come soon (or may have already been released) that allow for the use of the 3950x. The X570 will be the best motherboard to use as it is guaranteed to get all future BIOS updates, whereas the X370 and X470 boards won’t.

    2. Avatar Joshua says:

      Get over yourself, John. They’re doing their best, and AMD isn’t making this any easier.

  15. Avatar JM says:

    He was now on amazon.com for 749,- and i get one 🙂
    Minutes later again : Currently unavailable…

  16. Avatar Dan says:

    I was able to snag one off of the US Amazon website at 0800 MST. They are already sold out – about a minute after I ordered mine…phew! Expected delivery is Nov 30 – Dec 4.

  17. Avatar Jur says:

    Phew… only 22 AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Processors were available on the Dutch site Azerty. They all sold out in 10 minutes, bought one just in time. 🙂

  18. Avatar JM says:

    so, i got one on amazon.com for 749,- ….
    which motherboard should i buy ?

    1. Avatar Joshua says:

      The AsRock Aqua x570. It’s really the only choice for this monster of a CPU. 🙂

      1. Avatar Dan says:

        Josh, didn’t AsRock say they were only going to make 1000 units of the Aqua? If so, they should already be sold out 😉

        1. Avatar Joshua says:

          I have one. They’re gorgeous boards. And I’m fairly certain they’re still out there.

          1. Avatar Dan says:

            You are correct. I just checked the US Newegg website and they have them in stock.

    2. Avatar Dan says:

      JM, you will have to do your own homework. What motherboard you purchase will have several factors to include price you want to pay as well as features offered.

  19. Avatar Joshua says:

    Just got my order confirmation from Amazon. Don’t listen to the chat reps, they don’t know what’s going on. What appears to be happening, is they’re blasting the stock at intervals. It’ll go in and out of stock really fast.

    Open the 3950X Amazon page, setup an auto refresh to 2 seconds and hover over the disable refresh button for your chrome plugin. Disable auto refresh when it comes into stock and says buy now. Click buy now and submit the order. 2 clicks. You can go in afterwards and change your payment method or shipping address as needed. The important part is that you make it through that 15 second window where the part is in stock.

    Good luck everyone.

  20. Avatar Rene says:

    Canada computers just lunched on there website 3950x

  21. Avatar Dan says:

    Quick update on my 3950X order I placed through Amazon this morning – delivery date is confirmed for Friday, 29 November!!

  22. Avatar Senoo says:

    hi there .. any idea when Malaysia will receive the 3950x ?

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