AMD is dominating the desktop processor market with its HEDT Threadripper chips. With the launch of their new Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and 3970X, we might be seeing more Threadripper chips this year. After the leaked image of the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, leaks about the Ryzen 3980X has surfaced in the PC building community.
AMD going to release Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and 3980X for 2020
Ryzen Threadripper 3990X leaked by MSI:
Before the release of Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and 3970X, MSI unintentionally leaked the information about the 3990X. The 64 core 128 thread CPU inadvertently was shown on MSI’s video (now edited out). MSI leaked the Threadripper 3990X while showcasing their new TRX40 Creator Motherboard. The footage showed a staggering 128 threads. The CPU has 280W TDP and a huge 288MB cache memory. The video presenter can be seen doing some video editing while running the task manager on the side. The task manager showcased all the active 128 cores. Since MSI didn’t recheck their final video, AMD might be mad at them but happy in a way as people are anticipating the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.
MSI did a big oopsie by leaking the Threadripper 3990X, but even if the 3990X comes to market, there won’t be a big contender to the 3990X as Intel has been struggling to keep up with AMD. Intel is looking to finish their 10nm Desktop CPU, but it seems like they are ditching the 10nm lithography to work on the 7nm lithography fully.
Sighting of Ryzen Threadripper 3980X:
We thought that the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X would be the last HEDT platform CPU. But some keen enthusiasts saw a new entry in support list of the CPU-Z application. The Ryzen Threadripper 3980X was added to CPU-Z this past week, and the PC community has been talking about it. The Ryzen Threadripper 3980X ships with 48 cores and 96 threads. There is no evidence that shows the existence of Threadripper 3980X in the code of the application and might be that the 48 core CPU is an engineering sample. Even if the 48 core CPU is an engineering sample, we might not get a chance to see the CPU as engineering samples can get rejected. It all depends on AMD whether they release the 3980X.
The Threadripper 3980X will have a slightly smaller cache size and similar TDP up to 280W. AMD is seemingly going to crush the HEDT market with its Threadripper lineup. Intel’s days have been going bad since the launch of 3rd Gen Ryzen and Threadripper. It seems the tides have shifted towards AMD, and Intel must give what they promised to the general public to regain control over the market.
Release Date and Compatibility:
The Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and Ryzen Threadripper 3980X don’t have a fixed release date, but they both will be competing in the HEDT consumer space at the same time. They could be priced at $3000 to $4000. AMD can even bump the prices up as they will be fighting with Intel’s Xeon lineups. The Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and 3980X will support the new TRX40 platform. The new CPU will support more PCIe Lanes giving a considerable edge over Intel Xeon and HEDT CPUs.
We never know about the release date of the CPU; they might tease the CPU in CES 2020, which will be held from January 7 to January 10. We will be giving insight and highlights of CES 2020. So stay tuned in our site for further news on CES 2020.