AMD’s 12 Core Ryzen 9 3900X CPU Shortages Prevails, Selling For Up To $800 US at Major Retailers, Not Available on Others

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AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X CPU which currently reigns supreme as the flagship offering of the 3rd Gen Ryzen lineup is facing a severe shortage across the globe and in all major retail outlets. The 12 core chip launched back in July at an introductory price of $499 US but you'd be lucky if you can find it now & for the same price.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12 Core CPU Faces Severe Shortages - Available For $800 US Only At Major Retail Outlets, Not Available Everywhere Else

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X launched as the first 12 core processor on any mainstream platform to date. Offering an abundance of cores and threads for multi-tasking users, the chip for only $500 US was an incredible choice for those who wanted the extra core/thread performance at hand. However, since launch, the chip has seen price gouging due to higher demand & surprisingly low supply, something that we were told be our sources prior to launch.

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Now three months after the launch of the processor, it faces an incredible shortage throughout the globe. Just going through major retailers, the chip is now selling for $799.99 US on Newegg, $829.99 US on Amazon and $799.99 US (plus $222.03 Additional Costs) on eBay. The chip was selling for a lower price on Micro Center but is no longer available and same is the case with the renowned German retailer, MindFactory, who don't have the chip available anymore. There's also a 1-2 week shipping delay depending on the retailer you get the product from.


The flagship 16 core, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, might have been delayed due to unsatisfactory clocks but 7nm supply issues are also one major factor which is affecting almost the entire 3rd Gen Ryzen lineup. This doesn't bode well for the Ryzen 9 3950X which hits the market in November. If AMD doesn't get the supply issue sorted out, the Ryzen 9 3950X might have very limited stock and the prices after a few days of launch might hit past $1000 US considering the MSRP is suggested at $749 US.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12 Core / 24 Thread CPU For $499 US

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is a 12 core and 24 thread part featuring the 7nm Zen 2 core architecture. The chip features a base clock of 3.8 GHz and a boost clock of 4.6 GHz. There’s 70 MB of L3 cache, 40 PCIe Gen 4 lanes (CPU + PCH) and a TDP of 105W (derived from the base frequency). The CPU is launched on 7th of July for an MSRP of $499 US. In terms of pricing, the chip is positioned against the Intel Core i9-9900K and offers more cores, threads, cache, PCIe lanes and support for next-gen I/O such as PCIe Gen 4.0.

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPU Lineup

CPU NameRyzen 5 3500Ryzen 5 3500XRyzen 5 3600Ryzen 5 3600XRyzen 7 3700XRyzen 7 3800XRyzen 9 3900XRyzen 9 3950X
Base Clock3.6 GHz3.6 GHz3.6 GHz3.8 GHz3.6 GHz3.9 GHz3.8 GHz3.5 GHz
Boost Clock4.1 GHz4.1 GHz4.2 GHz4.4 GHz4.4 GHz4.5 GHz4.6 GHz4.7 GHz
Cache (L2+L3)16 MB32 MB35 MB35 MB36 MB36 MB70 MB72 MB
PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH)4040404040404040
Price$149 US$179 US$199 US$249 US$329 US$399 US$499 US$749 US
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