3rd Generation AMD Threadripper Has Processors Up To 32 Cores | Computer

THE OMG already launched several third generation Ryzen processors, and now it’s the turn of the line aimed at content creators: the 3960X Threadripper and 3970X Threadripper use the 7 nanometer Zen 2 microarchitecture, have up to 32 cores and have enhanced support for PCIe 4.0. The company will start selling both chips at the end of November, next to the Ryzen 9 3950X for gamers.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper

The Threadripper 3970X has 32 cores, while the Threadripper 3960X has 24; they reach a frequency of 4.5 GHz in boost mode. AMD promises up to 47% higher video encoding performance in Adobe Premiere CC 2019 compared to the similarly priced Intel Core i9-9980XE 18-core.

The processors run on the new AMD TRX40 platform with 72 lanes (transmission lanes) for PCIe 4.0 and support for up to 12 USB-C 3.1 ports (SuperSpeed ​​USB 10 Gbps). Because they use a different socket, they are not compatible with Threadripper (TR4) second generation motherboards.

AMD does not charge cheap for the Threadripper line; still, their prices are lower than Intel processors with 24 or more cores. The 3960X model will cost $ 1,399, and the 3970X will cost $ 1,999. Both will be available in the U.S. on November 25.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X costs $ 749

On the same day, AMD will launch the Ryzen 9 3950X that it announced in June at E3. It is a $ 749 processor geared towards gamers, with 16 cores and a maximum clock of 4.7 GHz.

This chip has the highest number of cores and threads among the AMD AM4 socket compatible processors, as well as the fastest performance per thread – which should help in games.

During a presentation of the 3950X, AMD pointed out that the performance per watt is 2.3 times better than in the Core i9-9900K in Cinebench tests. The power consumption of the socket was 173 W, against 205 W on the Intel chip.

Performance in frames per second is also often equivalent or higher, even compared to the $ 1,199 Core i9-9920X:

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

Check below the specifications of Ryzen 9 3950X and 3rd generation Threadripper processors:

3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors Ryzen 9 3950X 3960X Threadripper 3970X Threadripper
Cores 16 24 32
Threads 32 48 64
Base clock 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.7 GHz
Boost clock 4.7 GHz 4.5 GHz 4.5 GHz
Cache (L2 + L3) 72 MB 140 MB 144 MB
TDP 105 W 280 W 280 W
Price $ 749 $ 1,399 $ 1,999

With information: OMG, Engadget.

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