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AMD Reveals New Threadripper 3990X

During the CES 2020, president and CEO of AMD Dr. Lisa Su took to the stage and finally revealed the last unit in their most groundbreaking line of processing units to date. Introducing the Threadripper 3990X, a third-generation AMD Ryzen and the world’s very first 64-core processor.

Specs and more

During the presentation, the Threadripper 3990X was compared to previous third-gen Ryzen processors. Dr. Su needed three screens to show the chart that illustrates the huge leap forward in processing power.

They also compared it against two, combined Dual Xeon Platinum 8280 from Intel that has 28 cores and 56 threads processor. In a V-Ray rendering contest, the Threadripper 3990X finished in 1 hour and 3 minutes while the Dual Xeon took 1 hour and 30 minutes. That’s a pretty bold and gutsy move for AMD, but they did make their point across.

The processor has 128 threads and a staggering, max single-core boost of 4.3GHz. It also has a 2.9GHz base clock, which is understandable given the number of cores it has. All the while, it still retains 280W TDP of its predecessor. This new technological marvel is sure to lighten the rendering and processing load for most Hollywood movie studios and amateur movie producers.

What’s more, it’ll be available at the low cost of $3,990 (hence, the name) which not only makes it one of the most powerful processors on the market but also one of the most accessible too. That’s basically another hit on Intel with its Dual Xeon worth a whopping $10,000.

Overall, this is incredibly good news for consumers since it has the potential to completely change the Intel-dominated market. So be on the lookout for the Threadripper 3990X as it will be launched on February 7.

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Photo credit: The feature photo has been taken by Christian Wiediger.

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Reina Colmenares
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