AMD confirms 64-core Threadripper 3990X for 2020

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Next year will launch AMD’s first Threadripper CPU with 64 cores and 128 threads, twice the size of 32 cores and 64 threads found in the second generation of the flagship 2990WX. AMD has yet to provide an exact release date or pricing information for the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, but it does not expect it to become cheap, the most expensive of AMD’s first two third-generation Threadripper chips costs $1,999. Although AMD doesn’t release much information about the upcoming CPU itself, the leaked presentation slide claims to have 288MB of total cache and a TDP of 280W.

While this means that the CPU requires a large cooling solution, it is interesting that its TDP is the same as the existing AMD Threadripper chips despite the duplicate number of cores. With that in mind, we currently know nothing about the clock speeds of the upcoming CPU, so it is speculated that they may be lower to maintain thermal performance.

 

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