AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series family videocardz. AMD Ryzen Thread Ripper 3990X, 3970X, 3960X CPUs Announcement Planned For November 5th – First SKUs To Launch on 19th November, Flagship To be Introduced in January
AMD appears to be announcing three 3rd Gen Ryzen threadripper processors in November, these would include the Ryzen Thread Ripper 3960X, the Ryzen Thread Ripper 3970X and the Thread Ripper 3990X. There's no mention of the Ryzen Threadripper 3980X
Coming to the details, AMD intends to introduce the three 3rd Gen Ryzen threadripper processors along with their respective TRX40 motherboards based on the TR4 + socket on 5th November. The full specifications of each processor (except the 3990X) would be unveiled. The review embargo is on November 19th, the same day as the availability. The flagship 3990X will only get a teaser during the early November announcement with a more detailed presentation and launch planned for January 2020.
It is likely that the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, being the flagship of the lineup and offering up to 64 cores and 128 threads, would be announced at CES 2020 with a hard launch a few weeks later. It's interesting that AMD wants to have two SKUs during the November launch. They said that the 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper series would be premiered with a 24 core / 48 thread SKU. This Ryzen Threadripper 3960X has the feature that it will feature a higher number of cores and threads.
AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Processor SKUs (Rumored):
|CPU name||CPU Core||CPU Thread||CPU Predecessor||Base Clock||Boost Clock||Cache||TDP||Price||Launch|
|AMD Ryzen Thread Ripper 3990X / WX||64 Core||128 Thread||AMD Ryzen Thread Ripper 2990WX (32 Core / 64 Thread)||TBD||TBD||TBD||~ 280W||$ 2399 US?||January 2020|
|AMD Ryzen Thread Ripper 3980X / WX||48 Core||96 Thread||N / A||TBD||TBD||TBD||~ 280W||$ 1999 US?||January 2020|
|AMD Ryzen Thread Ripper 3970X / WX||32 Core||64 Thread||AMD Ryzen Thread Ripper 2970WX (24 Core / 48 Thread)||TBD||TBD||TBD  ~ 250W||$ 1499 US?||November 2019|
|AMD Ryzen Thread Ripper 3960X||24 Core||48 Thread||N / A||TBD||TBD||TBD||~ 250W||$ 999 US?||November 2019|
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series CPUs – Here's What To Expect Price, Specs, and Performance
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series family is internally known as "Castle Peak" and is said to bring dominant leadership to the HEDT market. The family wants to make a new watermark in the performance and overall efficiency while the new and enhanced TR4 + motherboards which are rumored to feature a revised socket and a new chipset platform.
Currently, there are two separate platforms for enthusiasts and workstation chips, the TRX40 and WRX80.
AMD TRX40 'Enthusiast' Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Processors
The TRX4 HEDT platform would feature quad-channel memory, UDIMM memory support with 2 DIMMs per channel and up to 256 GB of capacity per channel. This means that the platform wants to support up to 1 TB of memory. There would also be support for 64 Gen 4 PCIe lanes with 16 lanes switchable with the SATA interface. There also seems to be the segmentation here too. The Group 'A' series processors, which are the HEDT lineup for the TRX40 platform with 280W TDP, Tcase Max temperature of 60C and Tctl Max of 100C.
AMD WRX80 'Workstation' Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Processors
Now coming to the WRX80 series, we are looking at a pure workstation lineup. Even the processors built around this platform are very similar to the EPYC 7002 variants, featuring 8-channel DDR4-3200 support in UDIMM, RDIMM, LRDIMM flavors. The platform would support 1 DIMM / channel featuring support for up to 2 TB of memory. There would not be any OC support like the TRX40 series 96-128 Gen4 PCIe lanes with 32 switchable lanes to SATA. The Group 'B' series processors which are the workstation lineup for the WRX80 platform also feature a 280W TDP but different temperature range of Tcase Max temperature of 81C and Tctl Max of 100C.
AMD Ryzen Thread Ripper Generation Comparison:
|Family Name||AMD 1st Gen Ryzen Thread Ripper||AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Thread Ripper||AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Thread Ripper|
|CPU Architecture||Zen 1||Zen +||Zen 2|
|Max CPU Cores||16||32||64?|
|Max CPU Threads||32||64||128?|
|PCIe Support||PCIe Gen 3.0||PCIe Gen 3.0||PCIe Gen 4.0|
|Max PCIe Lanes||64||64||128?|
|Max L2 Cache  8 MB||16 MB||32 MB?|
|Max L3 Cache||32 MB||64 MB||256 MB?  Socket||TR4||TR4  TBD  Chipset||X399||X399||TRX40, TRX80, WRX80|
Considering that AMD would like to remain in a dominant position with the Threadripper 3000 series, we want to get some great amounts of multi-threaded performance numbers. The CPUs want to get bigger core bumps, but AMD would like to keep them close to current levels.
Some of the leaker's performance benchmarks that we've seen so far (# 1, # 2, # 3) put the 32 Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 core chip with an average bump of 35% in performance.
AMD CEO dr. Lisa Su:
"You know. Threadripper What is not going to continue-it somehow took on a life of its own on the Internet, "Su said, speaking to a small group of reporters following her keynote. "You will see more [Threadripper] from us;
If mainstream is moving up, then Threadripper wants to move up, up and that's what we're working on. "
If we look at the trend with AMD's jump from Ryzen Threadripper 1000 to Ryzen Threadripper 2000, we saw that the new processors with core parity of the previous generation were priced around the same with a $ 200- $ 300 from their previous price tag. The 1950X became 2950X and cost $ 200 less US. The higher core count parts would be at least $ 1,200 each but at the same time, much cheaper than their Core X competitors.
In terms of raw performance output, the new the layout remains to be a total increase in the total cost of ownership of a given system. AMD will definitely support both LGA 2066 and LGA 3647 lines with their new chips. Intel has said that its upcoming Core-X series is offering a much better value proposition with 2x better perf by dollar compared to Skylake-X, which is in the real-world benchmarks and reviews.
Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
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