It looks like AMD still has a few tricks up their sleeve with the Ryzen 3000 series. We sort of expected the Ryzen 5 3500 and Ryzen 5 3500X and of course we have the Ryzen 9 3950X coming in November, but Biostar has listed a Ryzen 9 3900 in their compatibility list for their motherboards.
The Ryzen 9 3900 would be the little brother to the Ryzen 9 3900X, so it is a 12-core, 24-thread part that has a base clock of 3.1 GHz and we assume will boost up to 4.2 GHz. The base clock is 700 MHz lower than the Ryzen 9 3900X in order to match the 65W TDP. Since this is a non-X part it would not feature AMD’s XFR technology. The launch of this processor could coincide with the launch of the Ryzen 9 3950X, which has been moved to November.
Also listed is was the Ryzen 5 3500X and Ryzen 5 3500. The Ryzen 5 3500X is six-core processor running at 3.6 GHz, has a 3MB L2 cache, 32MB of L3 cache and a 65W TDP. The Ryzen 5 3500 is very similar except it operates at 3.4 GHz and does not feature AMD’s XFR technology. Pre-built systems from HP with this processor have been listed on Amazon and are available for pre-order and will ship on October 20th.