AMD has an answer for enthusiasts seeking a less power-hungry 12C/24T chip. Support documents from BIOSTAR have outed the Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 9 Pro 3900 processors, which offer a relatively low TDP of 65 W. That’s 40 W less than the 3900X’s spec.
Performance will, of course, be a bit lower. The 3900 variants will offer a base frequency of 3.1 GHz (vs. 3.8 GHz). The exact boost frequency is unknown, but hardware leaker APISAK believes it could be 4.3 GHz (vs. 4.6 GHz).
It’s unknown when AMD will launch the Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 9 Pro 3900. The chipmaker is probably busy building up stock for the Ryzen 9 3950X, which has been pushed to November, and preparing the Ryzen Threadripper 3000-series release.