It’s a family affair – AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series launch dates
We’ve got our sources here at Web-Systems. Well…actually, we don’t, we just like to keep up to date with industry news and we’ve just read on Videocardz that the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series family launch dates have been confirmed! Three planned SKUs along with the upcoming AMD TRX40 Motherboards will be available on launch day in November. Here’s how the dates are currently looking. Please take these with a pinch of salt. You know as well as we do that these leaks aren’t always 100% reliable.
We haven’t heard anything about the 3980X, but that could launch later on in the year, or early 2020.
Remember, remember, the 5th of November
As you can see from the dates revealed on Videocardz, AMD will introduce the 3000 series, plus the TRX40, on November 5th. Full specification for the 3960X, 3970X and TRX40 will be released at the same time. The review embargo will be lifted as they go on sale on November 19th. AMD will only tease us with the 3990X during the latter half of 2019, with full specification and launch rumoured to be revealed in January 2020.
The Consumer Electronics Show is taking place in Vegas at the start of January. Lucky lot who get to attend that! However, we digress, it’s thought that the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, being the flagship of the line-up and offering up to 64 cores and 128 threads, will be announced at the event with a hard launch a few weeks later.
There’s been some debate over the number of cores and threads featuring in each 3000 series SKU, and we say it again, if the rumours ARE true, here’s how they’re predicted to look:
AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Processor SKUs:
Castle Peak – Here’s what to expect in terms of price, specs, and performance
Castle Peak (code name for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series – who knew?) is due to be an industry leader in the high-end desktop market. Hassan Mujtaba from Wccftech says “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+ motherboards which are rumoured to feature a revised socket and a new chipset that would restrict compatibility of older processors on the new platform.”
Here’s how the Ryzen Threadripper Processors compare across generations
It’s no secret that AMD will want to stay at the top of the league with the Threadripper 3000 series. However, will they be able to achieve this by keeping prices close to current levels whilst introducing huge amounts of multi-threaded performance numbers enhanced by added clock speeds because of the 7nm process node? We think they’ve got a pretty good chance.
Mujtaba from wccftech continues, “some of the leaked performance benchmarks that we have seen so far put the 32 core variant up to 70% faster than the existing Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 core chip with an average bump of 35% in performance.”
It seems that Threadripper just keeps on giving despite those circulating rumours that it wasn’t going to continue. AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su said in a recent interview, “you will see more [Threadripper] from us; you will definitely see more. If mainstream is moving up, then Threadripper will have to move up —and that’s what we’re working on.”
We’ll finish up with Hajan Mujtaba discussing the spec and price trends from previous Threadripper generations. “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 reduction from their previous price tag. The 1950X became 2950X and cost $200 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’s been 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.”
And what about Intel? They’ve said that their upcoming Core-X series will offer a much better value proposition with twice the performance per dollar compared to Skylake-X. We’ll have to wait and see whether their claims match up when benchmarks and reviews are released.
Is there a particular AMD 3rd Generation Threadripper CPU that you’re excited to see?