AMD officially introduces its Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and Ryzen Threadripper 3970X, two new HEDT processors with a lot of cores. The 3960X has 24 cores, 48 threads, a 3.8GHz base clock, up to 4.5GHz boost, 140MB cache, 88 PCIe 4.0 lanes (72 usable), and a 280W TDP. The Threadripper 3970X has the same number of PCIe 4.0 lanes and the same TDP but it packs 32 cores, 64 threads, a 3.7GHz base clock, up to 4.5GHz Boost, and 144MB cache. Both chips will be available in November 25 with pricing of $1,399 and $1,999, respectively.
The new Threadrippers need a motherboard with the TRX40 chipset, they use the new sTRX4 socket.
Today, AMD announced the upcoming availability of powerful new additions to its high-end desktop processor family that deliver groundbreaking performance for creators, developers, and enthusiasts. Built to deliver leadership performance1, for the most demanding desktop and content creation workloads, the 24-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and the 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processors will be available worldwide November 25, 2019.
“With our 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, AMD is once again raising the performance bar significantly for creators, developers, and PC enthusiasts,” said Saied Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Client Compute. “3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors combine leadership performance and energy efficiency to create the ultimate high-end desktop solution. We are extremely excited to expand our leadership high-end desktop processor family and deliver the world’s fastest processors.”
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors: World’s Most Powerful Desktop Processors
The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper lineup features two new processors built on industry-leading 7nm “Zen 2” core architecture, boasting up to 88 PCIe® 4.0 lanes and 144MB cache with extraordinary power efficiency. Achieving up to 90 percent faster performance over the competition’s top-end HEDT processor1, the new 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor offers unsurpassed performance as the most powerful and fastest desktop processor in the high-end desktop market.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X offers significantly better performance than the competition across multiple content creation and compute-intensive workloads, including:
Up to 90% faster performance in Cinebench R20 nT
Up to 47% more performance in Adobe Premiere
Up to 49% more performance in V-Ray
Up to 43% more performance in Chromium Release 78 Compile
Up to 36% more performance in Unreal Engine
The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors deliver this leadership performance all while delivering up to 66% better power efficiency.
In tandem with the launch of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, AMD unveiled a brand new Socket sTRX4, optimized for near- and long-term scalability of the Ryzen Threadripper platform. Offering 4X more bandwidth to the chipset compared to 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper, and up to 2.5X more available bandwidth than the competition for simultaneous peripherals like SSDs or GPUs, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper offers the ultimate HEDT platform without compromise.