AMD announces Threadripper 3960X (24c/48t ), 3970X (32c/64t) and TRX40 Chipset

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    AMD today announces the Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series processors in an official capacity. AMD starts off with two SKUs, the 3960X with 24 cores, and then the 3970X with 32-cores and an unspecified 3990X. Alongside the new processors, a new product series motherboards are announced, based on the TRX40 chipset.

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    They are expensive indeed... but these things should completely rip to shreds anything before them in most workloads (except for gaming, which they are not targeted to)

    Intel's highest end 18-core HEDT (old or new) has no chance in hell of competing with these things. The rest of their lineup is practically DOA.

    And 3990X will be obscenely powerful... but looking at these prices, it will probably also cost $4999 or something like that.
     
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    Damn, i hoped $1000 for the 3960X =(
     

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    Same here, now the choice is even harder, 18 core Intel for 1K or 24C TR3 for 1400
     
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    who's the "premium" brand now, hah!
     
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    Huh? Both of the Intel 18 cores are selling for about $1500.
     
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    Core i9-10980XE is supposed to be around 1K
     
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    That 1000 dollars should be the price per CPU if you buy a batch of 1000 of them from Intel, as stated by Intel on the product page of i9-10980XE.

    When real reviews and benchmarks start appearing after the releases of both, perhaps the final prices will move this way or that eventually. Though since these are HEDT parts, hard to say. Their prices are based on reality even less than mainstream components'.
     
  10. MegaFalloutFan

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    Thats actual price, ignore the "per 1K", to be sure i just googled old news for 9900k, it was 488USD per 1K units and that was its retail price too in amazon, newegg etc, plus minus 10-20usd here or there.
    So we can expect sub 1K USD price in N.A.
    Still even if TR3 24c is 400USD more, if it beats the 18 core Intel in gaming [i want mixedload system] then its worth it, plus TR3 is brand new platform, meaning its future proof for at least next iteration of TR, it has kinda more PCIe lanes, PCIe Gen 4.0, but the motherboards will be insanely expensive, because even right now x570 boards cost more then equally branded [same series] Intel x299 boards.
    On the otehr hand if the Info from Intel is real that the 18 core is great overclocker and can do 5.1Ghz on AIO on all core, even thou the x299 platform is dead, if it overclocks great and games better then TR3, then it can be kept for 2 generations, who said i need a new system/CPU next year i can keep the 18 core till 2021 or even 2022, basically until Intel comes with 10nm or 7nm HEDT.
    I kinda want AMD, since my last one was 1090T, but money is not infinite and since i don't want two systems, gaming performance is important, even if to achieve said performance Intel needs to be overclocked [I plan on custom loop anyway]
    Like you said, we need to wait for real reviews and benchmarks, cant wait :)
     
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  11. Kaarme

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    It's kind of hard to imagine the 24 cores Threadripper staying that much more expensive if the Intel chip really ends up only being about 1000 dollars. I have hard time believing it would be that much better. Though who knows, 6 cores more is not nothing and it has PCIe 4.0. It's hard to say how much the OC potential of the Intel CPU will matter. Perhaps most buyers won't OC it in the first place, and reviews must, foremost, talk about the non-OC performance, even though good reviews will check the OC as well. You just never know if your particular sample will be a good or lousy overclocker when you walk out of the shop (or rather receive your package).
     
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    lol, the choice should be really easy - get a 3950x for $750 that beats the Intel 18 core at gaming and productivity. The only thing you are missing are the extra PCIe lanes from the Threadripper. If you can deal with that, its a no-brainer and MUCH cheaper option.
     
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    Do you have benchmark of that? If no, why lie?
     
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    I doubt any will be in stock and then marked up anyway.
     
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    There really is no reason to get anything more than 16 cores right now. All the good tech is 2 years ago. Might as well save money and get what you can afford. Core counts will go up every year.
     
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    "18 core is great overclocker and can do 5.1Ghz on AIO on all core" Is this for real? I call big massive bullshit on it and secondly for the record nobody buys a 18core for gaming , NOBODY!
     
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    I game on 7980xe, 3900x and 9900k. So somebody game on 18 core ;)
     
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    Not really expensive. When base clock for 24C/48T moves from 3.0 to 3.8GHz while increasing price from $1300 to $1400, I call it big improvement in total performance per $.
     
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    hoping $1499 for 3970x ... then build "current" dream WS
    looking at this and mobo price, well not really cheaper than intel hedt build in intel-era
    guess pc-parts high-end price-tag border will be always like that
    complete build cost around $3000++ (considering cpu(3960x)+mobo alone is already around $2000)
     
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    Speak for yourself.
     

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