AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 3960X, 3970X and 3990X make up the official vary of Third-gen chips that are about to be unleashed on the world, though the flagship will come barely later – or at the least that’s the newest phrase from the graphics grapevine.
According to Videocardz, an inside supply at AMD shared ‘highly confidential’ paperwork which present the supposed launch schedule for the aforementioned processors (though the tech web site notes that whereas these dates had been right just a few weeks again, the schedule could change – as ever with any launch plans).
At any charge, AMD’s alleged intention is to disclose all three of those Threadripper 3000 CPUs on November 5 alongside TXR40 motherboards (and mobo producers will be capable to showcase their respective merchandise constructed on that chipset).
At this level, the core counts and clock speeds of the 3960X and 3970X will likely be detailed, however not the spec of the flagship 3990X – solely the latter’s existence will likely be revealed (by way of a ‘teaser’) on November 5.
The full unveil of the Threadripper 3990X will occur in January 2020, the place the specs will likely be divulged – in order that could presumably be deliberate for CES – with a launch following later within the month.
As for the launch of the 3960X and 3970X, following the reveal on November 5, these chips go on sale come November 19 (together with the TXR40 motherboards). All of this info, after all, is simply rumored, and as beforehand famous, even when it was true on the time the paperwork had been written, the launch schedule would possibly nonetheless change.
AMD additionally plans to lastly unleash the Ryzen 9 3950X (flagship mainstream Ryzen CPU, not Threadripper) in November, too, as we’ve beforehand heard.
The existence of a Threadripper 3960X was additionally rumored yesterday in a leaked benchmark from Ashes of the Singularity, exhibiting that it’s (allegedly) a 24-core chip. AMD has additionally beforehand acknowledged that it’ll kick off by ‘premiering’ a CPU with 24-cores – in order that strains up with this rumor, though the 3970X additionally launching alongside it doesn’t. Because that, presumably, could be a 32-core chip – so possibly AMD modified its thoughts about its launch technique right here?
Unless the 3970X truly is the 24-core chip, however that wouldn’t make a lot sense by way of being no advance on the 2970WX by way of the core depend. Plus it actually runs opposite to what we’ve been listening to concerning the Threadripper Third-gen vary of late, and former rumors – specifically that we’re anticipating main advances, and the flagship to up the ante from 32-cores to 64-cores.
The hypothesis we chewed over yesterday contends that the 3970X could run with 32-cores, and there will likely be a 3980X with 48-cores, and a flagship 3990X having 64-cores (128-threads). All that is pure guesswork actually, although, and sadly the leaked paperwork didn’t verify something about core counts or different spec particulars.
What about that 3980X, you would possibly ask? Because the alleged chip is conspicuously absent in AMD’s launch plans as laid out above. It could be the case that this processor is due for launch at a later date, to fill within the vary and the hole between 32-cores and 64-cores (theoretically). Or possibly it simply isn’t deliberate in any respect…
The good factor is that at the least every little thing will change into clear sufficient in just some quick weeks – hopefully, or quickly thereafter – once we hear direct from AMD precisely what the plans are for Threadripper 3000.