A few months after introducing 3rd-gen Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors with up to 32 CPU cores, AMD is introducing a 64-core version.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor is the first consumer desktop processor from any company to feature 64 CPU cores and 128 threads, and it’ll be available starting February 7th for $3,990.

This 64-core chip is probably overkill for most consumers… but if you want the power of a high-end workstation for heavy-duty rendering jobs, AMD says it outperforms a computer with dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processors, which would set you back more than $20,000 and which would only offer 56-cores and 112 threads.

The Threadripper 3990X has 288MB of cache and features a base speed of 2.9 GHz with support for boost speeds up to 4.3 GHz.

It’s a 280 watt processor with support DDR4-3200 RAM and 64 lanes of PCIe.

press release

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4 replies on “AMD’s 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor coming in February for $3990”

  1. Hopefully, the price will go down to around $2k when they launch a 128 Cores version and I am still not convinced by the power requirements, 280 Watts sounds like a very expensive power bill when gaming.

    1. It’s pretty darn cheap too.
      A comparable Intel solution costs +$20,000 and it has a weirder motherboard platform, lower performance, higher power draw, more noise, and more heat generated.

      It’s basically a private server, and brings value and competition against those ARM-Server solutions.

  2. I need this for my tablet. Now I just need to find the right battery.

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