AMD could introduce its new Ryzen Threadripper HEDT chips on November 5, with the 3960X and 3970X seeing gross sales data and evaluation embargoes lifted on November 19, and AMD merely teasing its 3990X processor subsequent month, offering solely the identify and core depend. That chip gained’t make a full reveal till January 2020.
All this AMD information arrives by means of leaked paperwork acquired by Videocardz. These paperwork additionally point out a brand new TRX40 chipset, together with a listing of motherboard producers slated to showcase TRX40-based merchandise in the course of the reveal. These motherboards gained’t go on sale till November 19.
Given the obtained paperwork are “just some weeks” previous, AMD’s schedule could also be outdated. AMD introduced in September that the “preliminary members” of its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processor household would arrive in quantity throughout November however didn’t present a strong date.
AMD’s unannounced Ryzen Threadripper 3960X lately made an look within the Ashes of the Singularity database. Actual or not, the itemizing reviews a 24-core, 48-thread chip primarily based on AMD’s third-generation Zen 2 design. It replaces the Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX, a 24-core, 48-thread chip primarily based on AMD’s second-generation Zen+ design.
In concept, the upcoming Ryzen Threadripper 3970X will substitute the second-generation 2990WX HEDT half packing 32 cores and 64 threads. That signifies the 3990X chip could have 64 cores and 128 threads. A doable 3980X mannequin might provide 48 cores and 96 threads.
You’re not mistaken if the 3960X identify rings a bell. Intel launched the Core i7-3960X “Sandy Bridge-E” 32nm desktop processor within the fourth quarter of 2011. Serving as the corporate’s first X-series chip, it packed a hefty six cores and 12 threads. It had a base pace of three.3GHz, a max pace of three.9GHz, and a 130-watt TDP (thermal design energy).
Extra particulars about AMD’s third-generation Threadripper household appeared by way of Twitter on October 16. The leaked data stems from the AMD Grasp Product checklist displaying chips with a TDP of as much as 280 watts. What’s notable is that AMD’s new EPYC 7H12 chip with 64-cores has a 280-watt TDP, whereas the listed Threadripper chip marked with a 280W TDP reveals solely a 32-core depend.
The prefix “CPK” proven on the checklist is brief for Citadel Peak. That’s the code identify used for AMD’s Threadripper HEDT elements primarily based on its Zen 2 core design. The “SP3R3” time period factors to a revision of the TR4 socket, because the earlier model is listed as “SP3R2.”