AMD has officially confirmed the development of the Threadripper 3990X, a powerful 64-core processor for desktop computers. The new product is due out next year.
The chip will have 64 physical cores and 128 computational threads – twice as much as the flagship model 2990WX of the 2nd generation. Other details about Threadripper 3990X, including its frequency, are not specified. The company will announce the exact release date and cost of the new product later.
As follows from the previous slide from the AMD presentation, Threadripper 3990X will receive 288 MB of cache memory, and its TDP (power consumption) will be 280 Watts. This means that the processor will need a very efficient cooling system.
The price of the Threadripper 3990X is still a secret. In any case, it will not cost cheaply. Presented earlier this month, the Threadripper models with 24 (3960X) and 32 (3970X) Zen 2 cores, for example, cost $1399 and $1999 respectively.
A 64-bit chip is unlikely to interest the average consumer. More expensive new product AMD will be suitable for professionals who work professionally with 3D-graphics and video. In the press release AMD, for example, as a target audience Threadripper 3990X mentioned “creators of Hollywood”.