According to information collected by Videocardz, we can say that AMD’s three brand new Threadripper is scheduled for a November launch. The three AMD threadripper are, the Threadripper 3960X, Threadripper 3970X, and the Threadripper 3990X.
The Threadripper 3960X and the Threadripper 3970 would be unveiled on November 5th and the benchmark data would be made available by November 19th whereas the Threadripper 3990X will be unveiled officially during the CES 2020, however it would still be teased along with the other two Threadripper. Most probably the Threadripper 3980X would also be unveiled during CES 2020.
The specifications of the 3rd generation Threadripper are all but specifications as of now, but there is some information surfacing over the internet. This generation would be the first to see the 280W TDP SKUs, unlike the 250W ones sported in the Threadripper 2. Threadripper 3960 is the base SKU featuring 24 cores and 48 threads with a 250W TDP. Next in line is the Threadripper 3980X features 48 cores and 96 threads with a 280W TDP. Finally, Threadripper 3990X which is the flagship SKU features 64 cores and 128 threads with a 280W TDP. No details concerning the boost and base clock are known yet.
The 3rd generation Threadripper will also witness a new socket and probably separate platforms for ‘Workstation’ and ‘Enthusiast’ use cases. Report point that the Threadripper 3000 won’t be backward compatible with the current X399 chipset and hence requires a new WRX80, TRX40 or TRX80 chipset. The new chipsets will also feature a new socket with supplementary power pins which is required for Gen4 PCIe. The thermal requirements of the chipsets were revealed last month by GamersLexus.
With a core count like the one on this, it would be interesting to see the sort of multi-core benchmark records the Threadripper 3000 series be setting over the coming days. Though we’ve seen Intel’s 18 core Cascade Lake-X Core i9-10980XE surpassing the Threadripper 2950X in the Geekbench, we have also witnessed the 18 core Cascade Lake-X Core i9-10980XE fall behind the 32 core Threadripper processor in the same benchmark. At present, Intel doesn’t have any HEDT offerings to counter the extreme core count sported by the upcoming Threadripper processors and if priced correctly, AMD would win this race again.
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