CES 2020 | The AMD Threadripper 3990X is a 64-core behemoth that will be unrivaled for quite a long time
Last year, AMD introduced the 24-core Threadripper 3960X and 32-core 3970X much to the delight of HEDT enthusiasts. Back then, AMD teased that a 64-core behemoth was also in the works and now, it is finally here.
The AMD Threadripper 3990X is the world's first 64-core 128-thread processor. It sports a 2.9 GHz base and 4.3 GHz boost with a total cache of 288 MB. As expected, the Threadripper 3990X devours almost anything in its way with scores of a whopping 25,000 in Cinebench R20.
The Threadripper 3990X is basically the HEDT equivalent of the EPYC 7742 and comes with all eight cores enabled on the eight chiplets. The Threadripper platform brings support for quad-channel memory and offers 64 PCIe Gen4 lanes. The Threadripper 3000-series require new socket TRX4 motherboards and are not compatible with the X399 chipset-based boards. It remains to be seen the kind of applications that people put the Threadripper 3990X to use.
The AMD Threadripper 3990X is slated to be available from February 7 for US$3,990 SEP.
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