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11/07/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/07/2019 08:21

AMD Introduces World’s Fastest High-End Desktop Processors With 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Family: Delivering Unmatched Performance With No Compromises

- Powerful 32-core AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X and 24-core 3960X processors provide up to 90 percent more performance1 and up to 2.5X more available storage bandwidth than competitive offerings2-

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, AMD announced the upcoming availability of powerful new additions to its high-end desktop processor family that deliver groundbreaking performance for creators, developers, and enthusiasts. Built to deliver leadership performance1,3 for the most demanding desktop and content creation workloads, the 24-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and the 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processors will be available worldwide November 25, 2019.

'With our 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, AMD is once again raising the performance bar significantly for creators, developers, and PC enthusiasts,' said Saied Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Client Compute. '3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors combine leadership performance and energy efficiency to create the ultimate high-end desktop solution. We are extremely excited to expand our leadership high-end desktop processor family and deliver the world's fastest processors.'

3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors: World's Most Powerful Desktop Processors
The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper lineup features two new processors built on industry-leading 7nm 'Zen 2' core architecture, boasting up to 88 PCIe® 4.0 lanes and 144MB cache with extraordinary power efficiency. Achieving up to 90 percent faster performance over the competition's top-end HEDT processor1, the new 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor offers unsurpassed performance as the most powerful and fastest desktop processor1 in the high-end desktop market.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X offers significantly better performance than the competition across multiple content creation and compute-intensive workloads, including:

  • Up to 90% faster performance in Cinebench R20 nT1
  • Up to 47% more performance in Adobe Premiere4
  • Up to 49% more performance in V-Ray4
  • Up to 43% more performance in Chromium Release 78 Compile5
  • Up to 36% more performance in Unreal Engine5

The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors deliver this leadership performance all while delivering up to 66% better power efficiency6.

In tandem with the launch of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, AMD unveiled a brand new Socket sTRX4, optimized for near- and long-term scalability of the Ryzen Threadripper platform. Offering 4X more bandwidth to the chipset compared to 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper, and up to 2.5X more available bandwidth than the competition for simultaneous peripherals like SSDs or GPUs2, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper offers the ultimate HEDT platform without compromise.

MODEL CORES/
THREADS
BOOST7/ BASE FREQUENCY (GHZ) TOTAL CACHE (MB) TDP (WATTS)8 PCIe® 4.0 LANES (processor + AMD TRX40) SEP (USD)9 AVAILABILITY
AMD Ryzen™_ Threadripper 3960X 24/48 Up to 4.5/3.8 140 280W 88 (72 useable) $ 1,399 Nov. 25, 2019
AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper 3970X 32/64 Up to 4.5/3.7 144 280W 88 (72 useable) $ 1,999 Nov. 25, 2019

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The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates shown in herein are plans only and subject to change. 'Zen' and 'Zen 2' are codenames for AMD architectures, and are not product names. GD-122.

1 Testing by AMD performance labs on 10/07/2019 comparing an AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X and Intel© Core™ i9-9980XE in the Cinebench R20 nT benchmark test. Results may vary. CPK-01

2 Specifications of 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors as of October 29th, 2019. As of October 8, 2019, the AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors can deliver 133GB/s of concurrent device bandwidth. Intel's competing high-end desktop processor, the Core i9-10980XE, can deliver up to 52GB/s of concurrent device bandwidth. 52/133=2.55 times the bandwidth on 3rd gen AMD Threadripper. The desktop platform that previously offered the most bandwidth on desktop was the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processor, which could deliver up to 128 GB/s of bandwidth. CPK-14

3 Testing by AMD performance labs on 10/07/2019 comparing an AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X and AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3960X vs. Intel© Core™ i9-9980XE in the Cinebench R20 nT benchmark test. Results may vary. CPK-02

4 Testing by AMD performance labs on 10/11/2019 using an AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X processor, Intel© Core™ i9-9980XE and Intel Core i9-9920X. Results may vary. CPK-11

5 Testing by AMD performance labs on 10/11/2019 using an AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3960X processor, AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X processor, Intel© Core™ i9-9980XE and Intel Core i9-9920X. Chromium and Unreal Engine compiled in Windows® 10 with Ninja Compiler using Visual Studio 2017 header files. Android 10 compiled according to https://source.android.com/setup/build/initializing. Phoronix PTS OpenBenchmarking.org results obtained via CentOS 7. Results may vary. CPK-20

6 Performance per watt testing conducted by AMD performance labs as of 10/18/2019. Relative performance per watt evaluated by dividing Cinebench R20 nT score by total system power. Watts per core approximated by dividing system wall power by core count(s). Products tested: AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3960X, AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X, Intel Core i9-9980XE. Results may vary. CPK-03

7 Max boost for AMD Ryzen PRO Processors is the maximum frequency achievable by a single core on the processor running a bursty single-threaded workload. Max boost will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: thermal paste; system cooling; motherboard design and BIOS; the latest AMD chipset driver; and the latest OS updates. GD-150

8 Though both are often measured in watts, it is important to distinguish between thermal and electrical watts. Thermal wattage for processors is conveyed via thermal design power (TDP). TDP is a calculated value that conveys an appropriate thermal solution to achieve the intended operation of a processor. Electrical watts are not a variable in the TDP calculation. By design, electrical watts can vary from workload to workload and may exceed thermal watts. GD-109

9 AMD Suggested Etail Price in USD. Price subject to change.

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Source: Advanced Micro Devices