Today AMD has announced its long-rumored 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors officially. The 3rd Gen lineup processors include two models, Threadripper 3960X and 3970X. In a launch video Lisa Su, AMD CEO, mentions that the processor lineup is suitable for those who don’t want to sacrifice any performance.
The Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has 24 cores and 48 threads with a base clock speed of 3.8GHz, which can boost up to 4.5GHz. It has a wapping 140MB of combined cache, 88PCIe 4.0 lanes when combined with a motherboard, 280 TDP, and supports quad-channel memory.
The high-end Threadripper 3970X comes with 32 cores and 64 threads with 3.7GHz of base clock speed that can boost up to 4.5GHz. Due to the additional core count cache goes up a little, it has a combined cache of 144MB, and it also supports a quad-channel memory. As 3960X, it has the same PCIe lanes and TDP.
AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and 3970X specs
|Boost Clock||up to 4.5GHz|
Both the processor models are built on 7nm process technology for efficient operation and based on Zen2 architecture, so every core is 15% more efficient than last year’s model. According to AMD, the new 3rd Gen Threadripper stands head in shoulders above last year’s Core X models from Intel.
AMD’s new 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors will be available from November 25 at a price of $1399 for the 3960X model and $1999 for 3970X. However, last month, Intel announced an updated lineup, which is also expected to have better performance than previous Core X models under $1000.