AMD fans looking to save a bit of cash on their 12 core 24 thread upgrades may not have to wait much longer, as a new leak has shown what looks like the specification of AMD’s yet to be announced Ryzen 9 3900 CPU.
While we are still awaiting official confirmation from AMD on the release date and price of the Ryzen 9 3900 CPU, a recent leak from motherboard manufacturer Biostar, seems to have confirmed some key information. Biostar's CPU validation list for the X470NH motherboard has been updated, listing the Ryzen 9 3900, suggesting that it isn't far from release.
AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900 CPU is going to be one of the industries first 12 core 24 thread mainstream desktop CPUs to feature a 65W TDP rating, giving users a power saving option compared to the Ryzen 9 3900X. Additionally, Biostar’s X470NH CPU validation list also indicates that there will be a PRO version of the 3900 CPU coming too with the same 65W TDP rating.
This is not the first time we will have seen an unannounced CPU appear on a CPU validation list. However, we have seen another source from the Eurasian Economic Union's index of crypto-capable devices list a twelve core Ryzen 9 3900 microprocessor with a 65W TDP and AM4 socket too.
It would be safe to assume from the specs that the Ryzen 3900 will be a cut down 3900X with lower frequency and TDP since the 3900X has a 3.8 GHz base frequency and a 4.6 GHz boost. Meanwhile the Ryzen 9 3900 is currently listed with a 3.1GHz base clock.
With AMD keeping tight-lipped on the Ryzen 9 3900, we don't have any more information regarding this new addition to the Ryzen 3000 family. However, we do know that AMD is preparing the launch of the Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd Gen Threadripper for November, so we should hear more very soon.
KitGuru says: AMD’s current Ryzen 3000 family of CPUs already offer users a good variation of performance. Would a lower TDP Ryzen 9 3900 interest you?