AMD has officially confirmed that they will be introducing their Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPUs in November 2019. The news comes alongside the announcement that the Ryzen 9 3950X flagship processor has been pushed back to November so that AMD can launch both high-end processor series in volume.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Launching in November – Initial Lineup Optimized For Gamers and Enthusiasts With 24 Cores
The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper family or Threadripper 3000 as we like to call it has seen numerous leaks in the recent months, from performance benchmarks to specifications exposure. Now AMD has officially confirmed in a tweet that the initial SKUs of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processors would be making their way to the market in November 2019.
The initial lineup which is most probably going to include chips optimized for gamers & enthusiasts would offer better performance with the new 7nm Zen 2 core architecture, delivering a stellar increase in multitasking performance and a huge boost to single-core tasks with the 15% IPC increase. The same underlying DNA which was used to built EPYC ‘Rome’ processors will be used and featured on 3rd Gen Threadripper processors so expect some amazing performance numbers.
There have been rumors about AMD splitting their platforms into enthusiasts and workstation-focused so AMD would probably launch the enthusiast variants first followed by a workstation focused platform and CPU launch close to 2020. This may also tell why the recent leaks have only shown a 32 core and 64 thread part with the 64 core and 128 thread chip aiming the workstation ‘WRX’ platform. AMD has also announced that the initial SKUs would include a 24 core and 48 thread chip as the top variant with more chips to follow later on.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series CPUs – Here’s What To Expect In Terms of Price, Specs, and Performance
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series family is internally known as “Castle Peak” and is stated to bring dominant leadership in the HEDT market. The family will prove to be a new watermark in performance and overall efficiency while new platform features will be introduced on the new and enhanced TR4 socketed motherboards to take them to the next level.
Considering that AMD would want to remain in a dominant position with the Threadripper 3000 series, we will be looking at some spectacular amounts of multi-threaded performance numbers which will only get better with the added clock speeds thanks to the 7nm process node. The CPUs will also be getting major core bumps, but AMD would like to keep prices close to current levels.
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su:
“You know. it’s very interesting, some of the things that circulate on the Internet—I don’t think we ever said that Threadripper was not going to continue—it somehow took on a life of its own on the Internet,” Su said, speaking to a small group of reporters following her keynote. “You will see more [Threadripper] from us; you will definitely see more.
If mainstream is moving up, then Threadripper will have to move up, up—and that’s what we’re working on.”
If we look at the trend with AMD’s jump from Ryzen Threadripper 1000 to Ryzen Threadripper 2000, we saw that the new processors with core parity of the previous generation were priced around the same with a $200-$300 shaved off from their previous price tag. The 1950X became 2950X and cost $200 US less. The higher core count parts were at a different market tier entirely, costing north of $1200 US but at the same time, much cheaper than their Core-X competitors.
In terms of raw performance output, the new die layout remains to be tested, but since it is more refined over the previous two generations with a stronger interconnect between them, the cache and latency performance may end up giving a bigger boost to total system responsiveness. AMD will definitely be aiming for both LGA 2066 and LGA 3647 lines with their new chips. Intel has said that their upcoming Core-X series would offer a much better value proposition with 2x better perf per dollar compared to Skylake-X but that remains to be seen.
AMD is also expected to introduce its new TRX4 and WRX8 platforms for the new Threadripper line which would offer both quad-channel and octa-channel memory interfaces. You can read more on that here.