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3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X Announced – See Features, Specs, Price and Availability

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AMD recently revealed their latest and “world’s most powerful desktop processors” – the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X. The Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is a 32-core high-end desktop processor with 64 threads, offering a boost clock speed of up to 4.5GHz. Meanwhile, the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X is also a 24-core, 48-thread HEDT CPU offering the same boost clock speed of up to 4.5GHz. Both processors will be available starting November 25, 2019 with an MSRP of $1,999 and $1,399 respectively. Check out more details from the news below.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X Announced

AMD’s 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X Revealed

The new 3rd gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are based on the “industry-leading” 7nm Zen 2 core architecture. The Threadripper 3970X and 3960X HEDT CPUs feature 88 PCIe 4.0 lanes with the 3970X offering up to 90% faster performance than the Intel Core i9-9980XE in Cinebench R20 nT.

Aside from the Cinebench R20 benchmark test, AMD has also tested the Threadripper 3970X vs the Core i9-9980XE in Adobe Premiere, V-Ray, Chromium Release 78 Compile and Unreal Engine. The 3970X is said to be up to 47% in Adobe Premier, up to 49% faster in V-Ray, up to 43% faster in Chromium and up to 36% faster in Unreal Engine.

These are tests conducted by AMD internally, so results may vary depending on the system or hardware used. AMD also claims that the 3970X is up to 66% power efficient compared to the i9-9980XE.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X Specs and Price

The new 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X is compatible with the new Socket sTRX4; and is said to be “optimized for near- and long-term scalability of the Ryzen Threadripper platform”.

Some of the new TRX40 motherboards for the 3rd gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are the: Asus ROG Zenith II Extreme, Asus ROG Strix TRX40-E, Asus Prime TRX40-PRO, Gigabyte’s TRX40 Aorus Extreme, Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Pro WiFi, Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Master, MSI Creator TRX40, MSI TRX40 Pro 10G, MSI TRX40 Pro WiFi, ASRock TRX40 Creator and ASRock TRX40 Taichi motherboards.

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X Specifications

Where’s the Threadripper 3980X and 3990X?

However, AMD’s 3rd gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs doesn’t end with the 3970X and 3960X. There are still two higher end HEDT CPUs that AMD has yet to revealed. These are the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and 3980X.

The Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is said to feature 64 cores and 128 threads, while the 3980X will feature 48 cores and 96 threads. If the 3970X is already priced at $1,999, expect that 3990X and 3980X will be priced around $2,500 to $3,000 USD already.

When will these CPUs be released? Most probably in CES 2020 in January. So, are you planning to buy the new 3970X / 3960X processors? Or wait for the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X / 3980X instead?

Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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