Besides the Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards, AMD also announced a new processor at their Next Horizon E3 event. This processor is the 16-core, 32-thread, Ryzen 9 3950X. It will have a base clock of 3.5 GHz and boost all the way up to 4.7 GHz, 72 MB of total cache and a 105W TDP. The chip will use the same die as the Ryzen 9 3900X (12 core), but will utilize all available cores from both dies.
With those specifications the Ryzen 9 3950X is the highest core count mainstream desktop processor we’ve ever seen! It can actually compete against Intel’s HEDT 16-core processors like the Core i9-9960X at a much lower price point. AMD will be selling this chip in September for $749.