16 Core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X to Power Alienware’s Aurora Gaming PC

AMD’s new Ryzen 9 3950X will be powering the next Alienware Aurora gaming PC, dubbed the Ryzen Edition. This was confirmed by a listing of the beastly 16 core chip on Geekbench with the Alienware Aurora tag. Comparing the system to the Intel Cascade Lake flagship, the Core i9-10980XE, the 3rd Gen Ryzen part performs admirably beating it in the multi-threaded bench and trailing by a small margin in the single-threaded test.

The 3950X is paired with an X570 motherboard and 32GB of DDR4 memory. Seeing the kind of show it puts up, it’s not hard to figure out why Alienware is going with the Matisse flagship.

Considering that this particular model is named the Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to choose from the rest of the 3rd Gen Ryzen lineup such as the 3700X and the 3900X. This will be similar to the present Aurora PCs that give you the option of choosing from Intel’s entire Coffee Lake-S CPU stack.

The Ryzen 9 3950X is AMD’s 3rd Gen Ryzen flagship, packing as many as 16 cores and 32 threads running at a base and boost clock of 3.5GHz and 4.7GHz, respectively. The CPU includes a total cache reserve of 72 MB and a TDP ceiling of 105W. This is quite impressive considering that it manages to beat the 165W Core i9-10980XE (Cascade lake) in some applications. The 16 core Ryzen 9 3950X will retail for $749, north of the Ryzen 9 3900X.


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