AMD is launching the first batch of the 3rd gen Ryzen Threadripper lineup today with the release of 3970X and the 3960X with 24 and 32 multithreaded cores, respectively. While these processors may sound over the top, these are not the best that AMD will be offering on the HEDT platform. Videocardz has confirmed that AMD will be launching the flagship 3rd gen Threadripper processor with 64 cores and 128 threads sometime in 2020. It should be noted that the “64 core processor” has been heavily rumored in the recent past, and this time around, it is a confirmation.
AMD has been awing the market ever since the release of the Threadripper family. These high-performance core heavy processors took the highlight away from Intel. The alleged 64 core processor is something the industry has never seen before, and AMD will cash it during the launch event.
AMD Threadripper 3990X Specifications
The specifications of the processor become redundant (not really) when you have these many cores and threads to work with, however, these are important in the global scheme of things. The processor will feature 288 MBs of total cache, 128 PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes, and better memory controllers to support better memory both in terms of speed and capacity.
The rated TDP of the processor is only 280W, which means it will run at a lower frequency than other 3rd gen Ryzen processors. An educated guess would be a 3.0 GHz base and a 4.5 GHz boost clock speed for a single core. Lastly, it will feature eight Zen 2 CCDs to peak 64 cores. The Threadripper processors launching today have only 4 of these CCDs.
MSI allegedly leaked the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X in their TRX 40 creator intro video, which was later removed. The Windows Task manager in the video clearly shows 128 threads confirming the number of cores and threads in the flagship processor. Lastly, the chip will be priced at the higher end, a reasonable guess would be around $3000. We are expecting AMD to unveil this processor at CES 2020.