AMD launches new monster Threadripper processors

AMD has just announced its two new processors in the Threadripper 3 series with 24 and 32 cores respectively. The 32-core Threadripper 3970X comes in at just below $2000 and the 24-core 3960X will retail for $1400.

The 24-core Threadripper 3960X is built on a 7nm process, with a 140MB cache and has a base clock of 3.8GHz that can boost to 4.5GHz. The price is set at $ 1399. The 32-core Threadripper 3970X, on the other hand, has a 144MB cache and a base clock of 3.7Ghz which can boost to 4.5Ghz. The price is set at 1999 dollars.

Both processors use the new TRX40 platform, which according to AMD allows up to 72 PCIe 4.0 paths to be used simultaneously by SSDs and GPUs. An additional eight are used to connect the TRX40 chipset with the CPUs in a way that is much faster than the previous generation.

Threadripper’s memory support continues to be four channels of DDR4 support for both of the new processors, despite earlier rumors that it would be upgraded to eight channels.

According to AMD, the 32-core Threadripper is up to 90 percent faster than Intel’s equivalent 18-core Core i9-9980XE, while the 24-core processor is 54 percent faster than Intel’s i9 flagship model.

At the same time as the new Threadripper processors, AMD also finally announced the delayed 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X. All three processors, in addition to the overclockable budget processor Athlon 3000G, will be released on November 25.

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