AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, 32-core Threadripper 3970X Available November 25


AMD has announced 2 new high-end Ryzen Threadripper processors with approximately 32 cores, along with a brand-new entry-level Athlon processor with integrated Radeon Vega 3 graphics. The business has also revealed the official date of sale for its postponed 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X desktop CPU. The new Athlon APU design will go on sale from November 19, priced at $49 while the high-end processors will all be available beginning with November 25. The 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 3970X will cost $1,999 and the 24-core Ryzen Threadripper 3960X will cost $1,399. AMD has actually likewise introduced the brand-new sTRX4 socket which its third-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will utilize. Motherboard producers are expected to announce compatible new motherboards quickly.

The third-generation Threadripper CPUs are based upon AMD’s Zen 2 architecture and made utilizing a 7nm procedure. They are anticipated to compete with Intel’s just recently announced ‘Cascade Lake-X’ lineup of X-series processors. Base clock speeds for the Threadripper 3970X and 3960X are 3.7 GHz and 3.8 GHz respectively, with a typical boost speed of 4.5 GHz. Both designs feature multi-threading for as much as 64 and 48 threads respectively. Both likewise feature 128MB of L3 cache and 280W TDP figures. They use the very same modular ‘chiplet’ style as AMD’s current-gen Epyc server CPUs. RAM assistance formally goes up to 256GB of quad-channel DDR4-3200.

The Socket sTRX4 interface breaks compatibility with previous-gen Threadripper CPUs however supports 64 lanes of high-bandwidth PCIe 4.0 connectivity for components including graphics cards and SSDs. AMD is targeting the new Threadripper series at professional workstation users who have heavy content development, design, and rendering workloads.

AMD has not talked about rumors of even higher-end Threadripper designs with approximately 64 cores, although it is not impossible for additional announcements to come at a later date.

AMD likewise revealed a new low-end Athlon APU with integrated graphics, which prospers the Athlon 200GE. The new Athlon 3000G name is more constant with AMD’s Ryzen numbering plan. It utilizes the previous-gen 12nm Zen+ architecture and has simply 2 cores with multi-threading. The base speed is 3.5 GHz and there is no boost margin. Radeon Vega 3 graphics come incorporated, and the TDP is rated at 35W. Remarkably, this CPU is unlocked for overclockability, which should interest enthusiasts on a budget plan.

Finally, the 16-core mainstream desktop Ryzen 9 3950X which was revealed previously this year is now ready to ship in late November. AMD is declaring performance that beats Intel’s existing 18-core high-end desktop part. This CPU will not deliver with one of AMD’s own Wraith coolers, as the company claimed in a Reddit post that enthusiasts choose selecting their own liquid cooling options. AMD recommends at least a 280mm liquid cooler. It will go on sale at its previously revealed price of $749.

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