AMD’s 3rd generation Threadripper enthusiast processors are here, and they are impressive. The company’s new 3960X and 3970X offer insane performance and ridiculous numbers for PC builders that want the very best for their rigs.
Built on AMD’s new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture, the new processors have 72 usable PCIe 4.0 lanes, and more importantly, AMD’s new TRX40 platform and sTRX4 socket.
That means people who want to upgrade from the second generation Threadripper to the third-gen will have to buy a whole new motherboard since the number of PCIe lanes between the processor and the chipset has doubled from just four to eight.
The new chips have blisteringly high clock speeds, at least that’s what AMD claims. The 3960X and 3970X tops out at 4.5GHz, while base clock speeds are 3.8GHz and 3.7GHz, respectively.
Other features include 140MB of cache on the 3960X and 144MB on the 3970X.
AMD is pricing the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X at $1,399(~Php 70.7K) while the 3970X will come in at $1,999(~Php 101K).