Alienware’s Aurora Ryzen Edition Gives A Glimpse Of The 3950X
Price And Performance
The long awaited Ryzen 9 3950X now has some official benchmark numbers, thanks to Dell and their new Alienware Aurora. They release the details a bit early, but there doesn’t seem to be a reason to doubt their authenticity. The Geekbench 4 listing, shows a single-core score of 5,570 and a multi-core score of 52,098 which you can contrast to Intel’s Core i9-10980XE and it’s single-core score of 5,652 and multi-core score of 44,620. That single core score is most impressive, as it shows that Intel’s long time dominance in single threaded performance is in jeopardy.
The performance is only half the story however, as price is also important and very much in AMD’s favour. The 3950X is slated to sell for around $750 while Intel’s will cost you about $2000, which is quite a difference to an enthusiast shopping for a new system.
That chip, which is due to be released 25 November, brings a 16-core, 32-thread processor to the Ryzen 3000-series of CPUs. And while it may go on sale separately for below £600, it's also expected to pop up in Dell's high-end Alienware desktop PC.