For the PC enthusiasts among you hoping to get your hands on AMD’s top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 3950X, you’re going to have to drag out your excitement for couple more months. AMD has delayed the CPU’s original launch from September to November this year.
Originally slated to hit the shelves this month, AMD sent out an email detailing the reason for its delay. Saying that it was necessary in order to ensure that there was sufficient stock available in order “to meet the high demand” for the CPU.
The Ryzen 9 3950X was first announced back in June this year, during AMD’s keynote at Computex 2019. The CPU, which is a step up from the current Ryzen 9 3900X, is the first consumer-level desktop CPU to ship out with a 16-cores, 32-threads layout. Built using AMD’s Zen 2 architecture, it has a base clock of 3.5GHz and boost clock of 4.7GHz.
On a slightly cheerier note, it looks like AMD will also be launching its 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper in the same month. As pointed out by AnandTech, the new HEDT CPUs will start at 24-cores, though at this point, it is still not officially known just how many cores the top-tier CPU in this category will have at launch.