Full steam ahead as AMD reveals 24-core and 32-core Ryzen Threadrippers, the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X desktop processor, and the cheap and cheerful Athlon 3000G
AMD has officially cried havoc and let slip the dogs of war in the battle to dominate the HEDT end of the processor market, with an assault coming in the form of its newest 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors – the 3960X and 3970X. CEO Lisa Su and Senior Technical Marketing Manager Robert Hallock have been busy bigging up the new chips in a video clip where the two Threadrippers have been demolishing Intel rivals Core i9-9980XE and i9-9920XE in select benchmarks.
The 24-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X beast has a huge combined cache of 140 MB, can utilize 88 PCIe lanes, and it will cost US$1,399. The 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper fireball brings home 144 MB cache and costs US$1,999. Both chips have 280 W TDPs. The HEDT processors, which can boast of boost clocks up to 4.5 GHz, have a scheduled release date of November 25.
If the official appearance of the power-hungry Zen 2 Ryzen Threadrippers wasn’t enough to sate the thirst of desktop enthusiasts, then AMD also have the Ryzen 9 3950X to entice users with. Leaks concerning this particular processor have already demonstrated its astonishing capabilities and it won’t be long before there will be some proof in the eating of the pudding. The processor costs US$749 and will also be available on November 25.
AMD hasn’t just focused on speed and performance with its latest processor-related revelations, though. There’s also news about the Athlon 3000G joining the ranks. For just US$49, buyers will get a dual-core chip that integrates Radeon Vega 3 graphics power, offers a 3.5 GHz clock, and it’s based on Zen+ technology. It’s even overclockable. This seemingly decent APU can be purchased from November 19 onwards.