MSI accidentally leaks AMD’s planned 64-core Threadripper CPU via TRX40 Video

MSI accidentally leaks AMD's planned 64-core Threadripper CPU via TRX40 Video

MSI accidentally leaks AMD’s planned 64-core Threadripper CPU via TRX40 Video

Yesterday, AMD officially announced its Ryzen 3rd Generation Threadripper series of processors and their TRX40 motherboard platform (more info here), revealing a staggering generational leap over the company’s existing Threadripper series lineup. 

Alongside this announcement, MSI officially revealed a range of new TRX40 series motherboards, including its Creator TRX40. Within a video for this motherboard, MSI accidentally announced AMD’s plans for its TRX40 platform by showing Windows 10’s task manager with 128 active threads. That means that AMD has a 64-core Threadripper processor on the way. 

AMD has teased that its TRX40 platform is scalable, but they didn’t announce that it was scalable to high core counts than its 32-core Threadripper 3970X. That said, AMD’s last-generation Threadripper flagship was the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, making it possible that a 3990X/3990WX is on the horizon.  

MSI has since removed and re-uploaded the video which included the 128-thread image below. This image was quickly captured by WccfTech.

MSI accidentally leaks AMD's planned 64-core Threadripper CPU via TRX40 Video  

Below is MSI’s edited video for its AMD Ryzen Threadripper TRX40 Creation motherboard. The video contains no mention of core counts anymore.  

 
Read more of MSI’s accidental reveal of a 128-thread AMD Threadripper processor on the OC3D Forums.