AMD reveals the world’s first 64-core HEDT processors, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

AMD reveals the world's first 64-core HEDT processors, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

AMD reveals the world’s first 64-core HEDT processors, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation lineup is already delivering earthshattering performance to the HEDT market, but that doesn’t mean that AMD can’t do better. 

That’s right, AMD has a bigger Ryzen Threadripper processor up its sleeve, delivering 64-cores, 128-threads and 288MB of combined L2 and L3 cache. Yeah, AMD has created a HEDT processor that has two times as many cores as their Ryzen Threadripper 3970X, a processor that has already put Intel’s HEDT offerings to shame. 

Sadly, AMD has only confirmed to us the processor’s combined cache sizes; it’s 280W TDP and the CPU’s insane core/thread count. This processor will presumably release on AMD’s TRX40 motherboard platform, delivering content creators more cores than any single-socket HEDT processor before it. 

Given AMD’s naming scheme, it seems likely that a 48-core Ryzen Threadripper 3980X processor is also in the works, but so far AMD has not announced such a processor. 

So what’s different about the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X when compared to the 3970X? That’s simple; the processor features eight 8-core CPU chiplets when compared to the Threadripper 3970X’s 4 8-core chiplets. From what we can tell, the processor’s 12nm I/O die remains the same as other Threadripper processors.

AMD has told us to expect to hear more in 2020. Our guess is that the Threadripper 3990X will be showcased at CES 2019. 
 
  

  Cores Threads Base Clock Boost Clock L2 + L3 Cache PCIe 4.0 TDP Price
Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64 128 ??? ??? 32+256 MB ??? 280W $????
Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32 64 3.7GHz 4.5GHz 16+128 MB (72 Available) 280W $1999
Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24 48 3.8GHz 4.5GHz 12+128 MB (72 Available) 280W $1399
Ryzen 9 3950X (AM4) 16 32 3.5GHz 4.7GHz 8+64 MB 16+4+4 105W $749
Ryzen 9 3900X (AM4) 12 24 3.8GHz 4.6GHz 6+64 MB 16+4+4 105W $499
Ryzen 7 3800X (AM4) 8 16 3.9GHz 4.5GHz 4+32 MB 16+4+4 105W $399
Ryzen 7 3700X (AM4) 8 16 3.6GHz 4.4GHz 4+32 MB 16+4+4 65W $329
Ryzen 5 3600X (AM4) 6 12 3.8GHz 4.4GHz 3+32 MB 16+4+4 95W $249
Ryzen 5 3600 (AM4) 6 12 3.6GHz 4.2GHz 3+32 MB 16+4+4 65W $199

AMD reveals the world's first 64-core HEDT processors, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X  
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