Yesterday, AMD officially unveiled the 3rd Generation Ryhen Threadripper CPU lineup, featuring up to 32 cores and 64 threads on the new sSSX4-based TRS40 platform. While the initial line is planned for launch on November 25th, there is a part that is not included or teasing as planned and that part is the flagship Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. and 128 Threads Based on 7nm Zen 2 Core Architecture
The previous restriction plan for AMD includes a teaser for their Ryzen Threadripper 3990X principal chip. What's special about this chip is that it features 64 cores and 128 threads, twice the recently announced Ryzen Threadripper 3970X that will retail for $ 1999 US. AMD was expected to tease it but due to a change in the embargo, they planned to reserve the teaser for a later date.
But for those wondering it might AMD canceled part of the Threadripper 3990X 64 and that's why they didn't show it, well we have good news for you. MSI posted their TRX40 Creator motherboard introductory video yesterday and in that video, MSI released 64 cores and 128 thread chips. The video now obtained by MSI showed the TRX40 Creator and a Threadripper CPU performing some intensive payloads but MSI decided to open the task manager for us as well.
In the task manager, we can see 8 vertical and 16 horizontal tiles. It extends up to a total of 128 threads. For comparison, the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X features 64 threads and the creator of the TRX40 doesn't feature two sockets so it's not really a single chip featuring 128 threads. There is also no possibility that this could be the 2nd Generation EPYC chip since it was designed around the server platform and had failed attempts before the EPYC chips were ported to the HEDT X399 platform. So it's not an early example of what AMD's Threadripper flagship should be, the 3990X.
Besides the task manager clip, we couldn't find any other details about the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X but it will be the flagship of the Threadripper line, which offers of 64 cores, 128 threads, tons of PCIe Gen 4 lines (~ 128) and up to 288 MB of total cache (L2 + L3). The chip will be a monster for all lovers and will cost around $ 3000 US when it officially launches in January 2020. Also, something announced by the announcement is the first Ryzen Threadripper processors, the 3970X and the 3960X does not feature eight Zen 2 CCDs like EPYC variants but actually features four Zen 2 CCD's. Each Zen 2 CCD has 8 cores so four dies are ideal for power efficiency and for AMD to increase margins in their HEDT line. The 64 main components, on the other hand, will feature all eight Zen 2 CCD-like EPYC chips.
AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Processor SKUs:
|CPU Name||CPU Cores||CPU Thread  CPU Predecessor||Base Clock||Boost Clock||Cache||TDP||Price||Sales For Sale|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X / WX||64 Core||128 Thread  AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX (32 Core / 64 Thread)||TBD||TBD||TBD||~ 280W||$ 2999 US?||January 2020|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3980X||48 Core||96 Thread||N / A||TBD||TBD||TBD||~ 280W||$ 2499 ?||January 2020|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X / WX||32 Core||64 Thread||AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX (24 Core / 48 Thread)||3.7 GHz||4.5 GHz  128 MB||280W||$ 1999 (Buyer Specifications)  25th November 2019|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X||24 Core||48 Thread||N / A  3.8 GHz||4.5 GHz||128 MB||280W||$ 1399 (Retailer Specific)||November 25, 2019|
Expect more details from AMD for remaining Threadripper processors in the coming months. It is likely that AMD will release the teaser trailer for the 64th part on November 25th when the initial line hits retail shelves.