AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core 3.5GHz

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Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core 3.5GHz Performance Specification
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3.5 GHz
4.7 GHz
16 cores
32 threads
Zen 2
Socket AM4
64 Bit
Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core 3.5GHz Game Requirement Analysis

The Ryzen 9 3950X is a top-end CPU based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. It offers 16 physical cores (32 logical), initially clocked at 3.5GHz, which may go up to 4.7GHz using Precision Boost.

It has an unlocked multiplier, therefore, it can be overclocked using traditional methods. As an AMD 'X' CPU, the Ryzen 9 3950X can use eXtended Frequency Range (XFR) for automated overclocking.

It has 65MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB.

It has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 105W. This makes the Ryzen 9 3950X a relatively power-hungry CPU, although this is in-line with the high core count.

Among its many features are Simultaneous Multithreading, Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFR), Pure Power and Precision Boost are enabled.

It features an integrated AMD Radeon Vega GPU with 11 Compute Units that offers low-end graphical performance.

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Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core 3.5GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Resident Evil 8 71% 46%
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition 71% 52%
Grand Theft Auto VI 72% 54%
Battlefield 6 73% 61%
Days Gone 79% 69%
Far Cry 6 72% 56%
Biomutant 70% 61%
Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition 74% 68%
Star Citizen 70% 70%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids 72% 63%
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