AMD finally announces 3rd Gen Threadripper HEDT Processors with 24 and 32 Cores, AMD Threadripper 3970X up to 90% Faster Than Intel’s Core i9-9980XE
The Red Team’s most anticipated 3rd instalment of its very successful Threadripper CPUs have been announced by AMD. The new Threadripper CPUs are very special because they are based on AMD’s most advanced Zen 2 architecture that has been built on TSMC’s 7nm node.
As for now, AMD has launched only two HEDT CPUs namely – the 24 core Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and the 32 core Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. Being built on modern architecture, it enjoys the same benefits as its brother Ryzen 3000 CPUs, featuring 88 PCIe 4.0 lanes.
With this launch, AMD will directly challenge Intel’s Cascade Lake-X chips in the HEDT market, which is now shifting to Threadrippers slowly and will more likely will with this launch. AMD even claims that these CPUs are up to 90% better in performance, while also being 66% more power-efficient than the last-gen Threadripper CPUs.
The Ryzen Threadripper 3960X will feature 24 cores and 48 threads, and it will be clocked at 3.8 GHz base and will have boost frequency up to 4.5 GHz. Also, it will feature a huge 140MB of cache memory.
On the other hand, the 32 core and 64 threaded Ryzen Threadripper 3970X CPU will have 3.8 GHz base frequency and will have boost clock speed up to 4.5 GHz. Like its brother, the CPU will have a huge 144MB cache memory.
As per AMD’s official statement, the Threadripper 3970X will be as much as 90% faster than the Core i9-9980XE in Cinebench R20. The flagship 32 core CPU has 47% better performance in Adobe Premiere Pro, 49% better performance in V-Ray and 36% better performance in Unreal Engine than the Intel Cascade Lake-X flagship.
On the other hand, the 24 core Ryzen Threadripper 3960X sits just top of the Ryzen 9 3950X which also features 24 cores and 48 threads. On an average, the 3960X is 20-25% faster than the Skylake Lake-X flagship, with a delta as large as 54% in Cinebench R20.
TRX40 Platform Socket
These CPUs will be based on AMD’s new TRX40 chipset which will bring new features for enthusiasts, boasting a mighty 72 lane PCIe 4.0 setup that gives a bandwidth boost of 4x over the 2nd Gen Threadripper CPUs.
The socket gives support to 12 USB 10Gbps ports, quad-channel memory support at 3200MHz, up to four NVMe & PCIe SSD drives and a total of 12 USB 3.2 Gen2 ports.
With these two monstrous desktop CPUs, AMD is looking to totally dominate over Intel in the HEDT market. Being versatile, modern, powerful and efficient these Threadripper CPUs will surely make a mark for those who need powerful CPUs over Intel’s costly X-series CPUs.
Even though cutting the cost of CPUs by 50%, Intel is trying to revive its HEDT market but being based on aged 14nm architecture it will have some hard time further. Being priced at $1,399, the Threadripper 3960X performs 25% over the Intel Core i9-9980XE and can perform 15-20% better than Intel’s latest i9-10980XE.
While the flagship 32 core Threadripper 3970X is priced at $1,999 and will provide you with a 50% advantage over the Core i9-9980XE for twice the price. Now from November 25th, the HEDT market will get much more interesting.
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