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AMD confirms 64-core Threadripper coming in 2020, possibly Threadripper 3990X

AMD has confirmed a 64-core Threadripper chip is coming in 2020. This chip will likely be the Threadripper 3990X, a beastly HEDT processor that will likely clobber the Intel Core i9-10980XE. AMD may be the premium choice for content creators in 2020.
Sam Medley,

AMD just keeps the punches coming. The chip manufacturer has confirmed that it will release a 64-bit chip bearing the Threadripper brand sometime in 2020. This is likely the Threadripper 3990X, a monster HEDT chip with 64 cores and 128 threads.

The Threadripper 3990X will also have 288 MB of total on-chip shared cache (L2 and L3). Other details (like clock speeds) have yet to be confirmed, but a few rumors are floating around concerning the 3990X. An MSI leak seen earlier this month suggests the 3990X will probably use the same sTRX4 platform as the 3960X and 3970X, which were recently released. Additionally, many believe the 3990X will feature 64 PCIe 4.0 lanes and quad-channel memory support.

If the early success of the 3960X and 3970X are any indication, AMD has Intel on the ropes in the HEDT market. The 3990X is likely to blow Intel’s HEDT chips out of the water; considering how well AMD's silicon has done against Intel’s offerings, a more powerful chip with more cores may deliver a knock-out punch in 2020.

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Sam Medley, 2019-11-26 (Update: 2019-11-26)
Sam Medley
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