In a shock email late on Friday, AMD has released a statement to clarify the situation it is in with the manufacturing of its latest Ryzen processors. And, depending on what kind of a processor you're after, it's both a good and bad announcement.

The downside? AMD is delaying its release of the 16 core Ryzen 9 3950X. Their flagship consumer desktop CPU, which will feature a full 16 CPU cores, was originally slated for September; however it is now delayed until November. According to the company, the delay is needed due to the high demand for these parts and that time is needed to ensure that sufficient stock is available

AMD Ryzen 3000 7 & 9 Series CPUs
AnandTech Cores
TDP Launch Date Price
Ryzen 9 3950X 16C 32T 3.5 4.7 8 MB 64 MB 16+4+4 105W Nov. 2019 $749
Ryzen 9 3900X 12C 24T 3.8 4.6 6 MB 64 MB 16+4+4 105W July 2019 $499
Ryzen 7 3800X 8C 16T 3.9 4.5 4 MB 32 MB 16+4+4 105W July 2019 $399
Ryzen 7 3700X 8C 16T 3.6 4.4 4 MB 32 MB 16+4+4 65W July 2019 $329

The upside? The next generation of Threadripper processors are coming, and they will enter the market in November as well. These parts will start at 24 cores, so anyone needing single-socket CPUs with more than 12 cores will find themselves with an abundance of options to choose from.

The statement from AMD says:

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.

As far as we understand, this is nothing to do with recent reports of TSMC requiring 6 months for new 7nm orders: the silicon for these processors would have been ordered months ago, with the only real factor being binning and meeting demand. It will be interesting to see how the intersection of the 16 core with next gen Ryzen will play out. 

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  • Jorgp2 - Sunday, September 22, 2019 - link

    They did release carrizzo on FM2+, just not the fully unlocked versions.
  • rocky12345 - Friday, September 20, 2019 - link

    First thing I should say is that I am An AMD fan & every time they release a new gen of Ryzen always hope that they do well.

    No on to the part some won't like most likely. I do like the idea of the chiplet it makes tings more cost effective and just easier to make the CPU than going with a huge core setup like the other guys are doing. The issue I have is that when you have a CPU like the 3900x & 3950x that use multi chiplets. AMD needs to make sure that each chiplet is binned in such a way that at any point any core (single core Turbo) can reach the advertised speed for turbo boost.

    From what I am seeing here is you may get one chiplet that has a few better cores in it but the other chiplet only has cores that will only get to just below the advertised turbo boost. They need to have binning that has both chiplets have cores in it that can do the max turbo. I am not saying oh they have to be able to full turbo on all cores at once what I am saying is that any core at any given time needs to be able to run at the max turbo speed not just a few select cores once and a while.

    Heck even on my old i7 2600K all 4 cores can reach the max turbo with ease and those same 4 cores can reach up to 5.1GHz and this CPU is from what 2011-2012 time frame and made on 32nm process. No max turbo is not guaranteed just base clock is but when they advertise clock speeds and turbos those CPU's better be able to do them even if it is only for a few seconds at a time and every core should be able to do it not just a couple cores in the CPU now and then. A said I am talking about single core turbo not whole chip speed.

    This is one of the reasons I am still on my Sandy bridge is the rather lack luster MHz on the Ryzen platform. Yes they perform well even at the lower clock rates. The other reason is that on the Intel side they priced themselves out of my wallet a long time ago oh and the ever changing socket game they like to play as well pretty much made me not want to have Intel in my system at least for now. This is just my opinion nothing more and nothing less.
  • guycoder - Friday, September 20, 2019 - link

    I don't get your logic? AMD are only saying that turbo boost applies to a minimum of one core and even then no guarantee on how long that turbo will be for. As long as one core momentarily hits the advertised box speed then that is it. It doesn't matter which core or which chiplet so all AMD needs to make sure is one chiplet contains 1 core that can hit that turbo speed. I really think all these AMD/Intel fan boys have lost the plot and would be better off taking up another hobby such as drag racing. Pretty sad when humanity has come to the point where we can take a pile of sand though unimaginable technological and industrial processes just so some kid in his basement can run a stupid benchmark and then complain about a few missing mhz or a couple missing frames in a game..
  • Mr.Vegas - Friday, September 20, 2019 - link

    This is not charity, your comment sound like 'Wah Wah wah, dont say bad things about AMD'
    AMD is another greedy corp that wants to make money and we as Consumers that pay their bills should get the maximum, without if or maybes.
    AMDs turbo is pure scam, they can easily write on the box 5Ghz and 6Ghz, as long as it hits the score for one nano second its OK.
    The turbo should be useful not useless, the way it is now, AMDs turbo is advertising scam.
  • Korguz - Friday, September 20, 2019 - link

    mr vegas. just like the power useage of intels cpus ?? thats a scam too
  • Qasar - Friday, September 20, 2019 - link

    mr vegas, i guess you havent seem and read this :
  • yeeeeman - Friday, September 20, 2019 - link

    Amd specifies a single core turbo of 4.6Ghz for 3900x and that is reached. They never said that all core turbo is also 4.6Ghz. And nevertheless, it is not all about frequency. Even with this deficit 3700x and 9900k are even in compute tasks
  • Korguz - Friday, September 20, 2019 - link

    rocky12345 and the point is about your 2600k ?? so what if it can reach 5.1 ghz, almost any equivalent newer chip then that, would more then likely out perform it, even if clocked lower. what speed a cpu runs at, doesnt mean much, its the IPC the cpu does that is important, as for the comment on the turbo thing, did you read this : ?????
  • alufan - Saturday, September 21, 2019 - link

    hmm an AMD fan who has a intel chip and bashes AMD? it has never been promised or stated that all cores could attain the max some do some dont, if you want real dishonesty look at the other team who claim TDPs that are frankly pure fantasy, I think we are also getting the result as stated on a few articles of the differing interpretation of the two big players when it comes to turbo Intel jacks up the power and gives all cores AMD stays within the TDP but only hits that max momentarily because the chip is more efficient to start with and simply works better at a given TDP if you restrict the chips to a given or stated TDP then see how well the Intel boosts it would paint a very different picture.
    FWIW the only CPU I have lost for no apparent reason was a team blue one a core 2 duo one, my one and only ever Intel purchase died after 2 years of modest use I was strictly AMD before or since, I just find them more honest and in daily use they have always felt snappier in a windows environment (which is probably purely in my head).
  • yeeeeman - Friday, September 20, 2019 - link

    They probably didn't anticipate such a big success for Zen 2. They probably have the same situation on the server side with epyc so I am guessing they give priority to that which leaves consumer side with not much.

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