AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core, 32-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Corsair H115i RGB Platinum AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

32 reviews

881.24

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16 Cores and 32 processing threads, The most processing power you can get in mainstream desktop Can deliver ultra-fast 100+ FPS performance in the world's most popular games Two 140 millimeter ML PRO Series RGB magnetic levitation PWM fans deliver a blast of color and improved airflow for extreme CPU cooling performance. The fan airflow is 97 CFM and the noise level is 37 dBA 16 Individually controlled RGB LEDs light up the pump head to produce stunning, customizable lighting effects to match your build. Fan Speed is 2000 RPM
Reviews
User says:

I use this mostly for DOOM ‘93 and Notepad. Works amazing! I love staring at all the threads in task manager.

User says:

Overall, it's a fantastic CPU. Switched over from 2nd generation i5 and the performance is astounding,My Custom mITX Specifications: [Running Windows 10 Professional 64-bit]ASUS X570-IAMD 3950x 16c/32t @ 4.25GHz stableAMD MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Twin Frozr OCG.Skill 32GB 3600MHz Ram DDR4Adata XPG 2TB SX8100 m.2Western Digital 2TB Black Re Enterprise HDDSeagate 1TB 7200RPM HDDSeagate Firecuda 1TB SSHDSeasonic 850w Focus+ Gold PSUNoctua NH-U12S Chromax.Black CPU Cooler9 Total Fans in Case!!!!!! No liquid.BitFenix Prodigy M Case (Black w/ Window)

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Results for Cinebench R20.060 and tested on:Gigabyte Aorus Build-Aorus X570 Xtreme Motherboard-Aorus 360 Liquid Cooler-Aorus Nvidia GeForce 2080TI Xtreme-2X Aorus 1TB PCIE Gen 4 M.2-Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16GB at 3200MHz-Aorus P850W PSU* Will rerun test using Aorus 4x8GB 3600MHz Ram with Aorus Boost upon arrival

User says:

This CPU is really a beast! Best of all is that it maintains its 105W TDP, which means I just replaced my 2700X with the 3950X and still am able to use the Wraith Spire cooler that came with my 2700X. It runs excellent and it feels great to see all cores and threads working together.

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All core stress tests show fairly stable 4.175Ghz all cores and are even better the cooler I keep it. Might have to try stepping up from a 280mm AIO to a 360mm AIO or full custom loop to see if I can keep higher all core speeds longer.I could go on about stats and how my best 2 cores I haven't yet seen run higher than 4.675Ghz yet, but at the end of the day the 3950x crushes my 1950x thread ripper in both speed and lower power consumption. (The thread ripper does still hold the better thermals and memory channels advantages, but it can't support the RAM and m.2 speeds a gen 3 ryzen brings to the table).My one and only complaint right now is that even after a month I haven't received my game codes email and will have to start an incident with amazon about it sooner rather than later...Overall I'm happy with my processor, but its not for everyone and considering the price difference between a 3900 and 3950 you might want to consider a fewer cores and high graphics if you're worried about a budget. Otherwise the 3950 has great performance, reasonable thermals with the right cooler, speeds and cores that were just a dream a few years ago and wont feel "too slow" or "too small" anytime soon in the consumer markets. (though the feeling of being too small when comparing to a 3990x threadripper might have already happened so maybe the future isn't as far away as I'd like to think it is)

User says:

Amazing CPU for gaming and workstations. Easily handles games and has the power to do pretty much any tasks you want to do. This 16 core monster is actually faster than my 1950x I bought a few years ago.Pros:16 cores 32 threadsAbility to be both a gaming CPU and professional workstation CPU.Can easily play and stream etc all at the same time.Runs 4 x 16 GB ram at 3600mhz with no issues.Cons:Not really a con considering what it can do but a $750.00 is not justified if all you do is play games. This CPU is designed to be the top end for home enthusiast who want to game and do editing/encoding etc. It’s a bridge between the 3900x and Threadripper 3.Due to it’s design, a 570x motherboard is really what you need due to the VRM power draw. Better safe than sorry.Always out of stock.Other thought:High-end heatsink required and/or water cooling for best results.Overall this is a powerful CPU that is very efficient in what it does.

User says:

I am a content creator for Youtube and amateur astrophotographer. This CPU crushes in video production. Have all cores running at 4.2GHz, amazing. Coupled with Samsung B-die Trident Z Royal and XMP2.0 profile, this is truly inspiring. Very pleased to support AMD after a long drought against Intel.

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I've been a Intel user for... way too many years.The last AMD product I've used may have dated back to when i had a Cryix Laptop.....That being said and being BLASTED with the hype from all of the tech social media outlets. I made my decision on the 3950.. which is max core count processor that didnt kill my budget.Installation super easy although i was much more careful as AMD's still have pins you gotta line up in the socket.As of this review its been 6months of ownership.Gaming has been stellarWork has been AWESOME (especially now working from home)Total value for what this is. Worth the splurge!

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This is by far the most powerful and versatile processor I have ever owned. I was able to get a stable overclock of 4.450 ghz on all cores cooled with a Gigabyte liquid 360mm AIO.If you are looking for a processor just for gaming, there are better options out there. The Ryzen 9 3900x or Intel i9-9900K series will give you more frames, but if you have any other workload use cases like streaming or video production there is no other option for a consumer grade chip than this 3950x.I use it for work, gaming and video production. Recently upgraded from a 5 year old midrange i7-6700 machine. The 3950x laughs at pretty much everything I throw at it. I can game, run music, YouTube videos and have background operations like wallpaper engine running without breaking a sweat.

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[[VIDEOID:e0290f5e7827cc36a674d6f4536f548b]] I stream everyday here on Amazon live and I build this PC on one of my streams it was a blast the Ryzen 9 3950x is a beast it's perfect for.. well.. literally everything! You're getting basically as many cores as a low end threadripper! It's a super fast and super nice CPU!If you have any questions about my build or anything PC or tech related come check out my Amazon streams at Amazon.com/shop/Atarabyte! If you follow my page in notify you when I go live! If you're hesitant to buy this or have specific questions about compatibility or building PCs come chat with me on my stream I'd love to help out and give advice!

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Love this chip! Not sure why I bought it though. I will never fully take advantage of the power this thing possesses. I wanted to go extra on everything with this build. This was only my second build. My first was for my son this last Christmas 2019. I knew very little about computers prior. My wife gave me a pretty strict budget which forced me to do a lot of reading and research. I wanted the best bang for my buck. I ended up going with the Ryzen 7 2700x, 2070 super gpu and x470 pro mobo( mobo was my only disappointment with the build). The 2700x was on sale at that time for $189.00. That 2700x out performed my buddies i7 8086k on both cinebench 15 (single core) and cinebench 20. After that I was sold on Ryzen.Immediatley after completing his computer I wanted to build one. One without a budget and with Ryzens single core performance now dominating I could justify buying this bad boy. Didn't want to be limited to a " one trick pony" in case my son decided to start streaming his game play. This monster can do it all! It got a score of 9041 on cinebench 20 on all stock settings straight out of the box. Sorry, I know this is supposed to be a review and not story time...

User says:

I didn't think I was getting the 3950X since placing it in the shopping cart would cause an error message to pop up but on December 5th it actually went into my cart. I checked out without hesitating. Got free overnight shipping for some reason even though it was assumed for delivery on December 13th. Just keep trying hopefully you'll get one too.

User says:

If you're on the fence about getting this. Get off now and get one. I game mostly but use my computer for graphic design. There is literally no waiting for anything.This Carsair 240mm aio keeps it under 75C at ALL times. Gaming only gets it up to 71C usually. No need to go overboard on cooling. Cudos to AMD and this is coming from a guy who has only ever gone with intel. Can't wait to see what they make next.

User says:

This computer build definitely adds another tick under my belt. After tweaking out the OC (thanks to YouTubers) I am totally satisfied with the OC performance as seen with the benchmark pic. Ryzen certainly raised the roof!!!- Viper Blackout 32Gb 3600- Asus ROG Strix X570F- CoolMaster ML360R

User says:

More than enough fire power for a quad gaming setup using 4 GPU pass through VMs with unraid while still running 12 dockers and two other server VMs. Make sure you get 64-128gb ram to take full advantage. Water cooled with enermax 360mm AIO.

User says:

Yes, it's expensive, but it's the perfect balance between price and performance currently, beating out the equivalent Intel processors. Great for gaming, great for productivity, doesn't overheat your computer, just great overall.

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There's not much too say that hasn't already been said. So let me out into perspective......It's over 9000.....

User says:

What's not to like? Runs absolutely fantastic on this x570 Meg ACE.Now I have 3950x, 3900x, 3700x, and the old 9900k.(Shhhhhh! It's only for gaming!)

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Showing up as top 1% in online CPU benchmarks overall. Big step up from the AMD FX8350 that was in the low to mid 30s. Too bad I received a used one. It had permanent marks on it from previous thermal compound that was applied. I gave it 2 stars for value since I paid for a new one but didn’t get it.

User says:

The amd 3950x 16 core processor is great for content creation and was worth the wait. Best purchase for valued customers that dont want to break their budget.

User says:

I gave low gaming score only because this is way over kill for gaming. I use it for productivity.

User says:

With a few tweaks, it's a monster!Thank you AMD!

User says:

llevo 10 años con intel desde pentium hasta i9 ahora me pase a amd y me va muy bien rapido en juegos y edicion de video recomendado

User says:

This thing offer performance beyond expectations, just make sure that all the components on your motherboard can keep up with the processor power such as memory speed, PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD, and graphics card. You will be at the top with the 0.5%.

User says:

Bought this cpu for a mograph build. I'm very pleased with the performance of this chip. I haven't used it for any gaming related tasks. But it works as it should. No complaints here.

User says:

Have been waiting for this forever and luckily got it. What a powerful CPU at a great price.

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The best processor I've bought.

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powerful performance in working and gaming

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After refreshing the page for hours on end and watching the stock, I was finally able to order this amazing processor. If you want to see what I'm doing with this processor, including putting it into a $1000 AsRock Aqua motherboard, follow my instagram. @_shotsfired

User says:

Powerful CPU! Handles everything you throw at it! Would recommend!

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TLDR: If you can afford it and actually use the cores but don't need the core count or PCIE lanes of Threadripper then this will serve you well. I have had Ryzen since day one. Upgrading from Ryzen 7 1700 to this was easy since I could drop it into my current motherboard which was already on the latest bios for Ryzen 3000. I have had no issues at stock or PBO. Simply the best mainstream CPU you can buy.Clock Speeds:My CPU will occasionally boost to 4.7Ghz when gaming but mostly sticks between 4.3-4.6Ghz. When rendering videos in Davinci resolve the cores that are being loaded are running at 4.1-4.2Ghz. The CPU is only at 50-60% load with my rendering workload so the cores are running rather quick and the voltage is slightly above 1.3v. When rendering videos in resolve I get about 75c on a Noctua NH-D15S with the fans at 1,000RPM. When running Cinebench the cores were at 3.9Ghz and when I did a prime95 test they were at 3.4Ghz (likely due to the AVX workload). Generally the higher the load the lower the voltage and temps. When running the prime95 load it was down to 64c with voltage just under 1v.RAM:I have 32GB of DDR4 3000Mhz Corsair Dominator Platinum RAM. With my Ryzen 7 1700 I set the DOCP (XMP) profile and it ran no problem. Trying for 3200MHz on my Ryzen 7 1700 would cause a crash after a while on a hard load. With my Ryzen 9 3950x I was able to keep all the DOCP (XMP) settings that came with the ram and simply set it to 3200Mhz and it has run with no issues. I'm sure I could push it harder with manually timings and whatnot but I care more about stability and have never had much luck overclocking...anything.Gaming:It is the fastest Ryzen 3000 CPU you can buy. While hopefully no one buys this solely for gaming, it gets the job done very well in the games I have played. It has made my city simulation speed in cities skylines quick again. I play other games but they are old and I generally run V-Sync or some other capped framerate so it serves me well enough.Streaming/Recording:I record gameplay videos from my Xbox One X at 4K with the Aver Media Live Gamer 4K. Recording settings are as follows: 4K 60fps with the YUY2 Decode format, 10Bit, Expanded Colors (0-255), H.264, 240Mbps (240,000Kbps) and it is locked 60 the entire time. When streaming I use OBS 1080p60, Slow Preset, 9000Kpbs to YouTube. Never drops a frame. I can even render videos out in Davinci Resolve and Record at the same time and not max it out with the settings I use.You really shouldn't have any regrets buying this CPU unless you absolutely cannot find a way to utilize it with your workload or you only game. If you only game you should probably buy a Ryzen 5 3600/Ryzen 7 3700x.Motherboard was an ASUS Prime B350 Plus bought in 2017 so if you are upgrading from a previous generation Ryzen CPU you can plop it right in assuming your motherboard has the right bios.

User says:

I didn't buy this on Amazon, I ended up getting it day one at Micro Center (What the luck!!) and I just have to tell you, I love this thing sooooo much!! The power in this thing is phenomenal! It's a shame that there are so little of these things out in the world. I would like to see a lot of other able to buy them.however, I suggest that if you are water cooling, get a really beefy water cooler. This thing cranked out so much heat it softened my pipes and made them leak a little. I fixed the problem with thicker tubing. but it defiantly is something to consider.