Want the fastest, most feature-rich desktop PC platform in 2019? There is only one choice.
AMD completes the 2019 premium consumer CPU line-up by releasing the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and 3970X CPUs and announcing the 3990X.
Built on the evolving chiplet architecture and using 7nm process and Zen 2 architecture as key performance weapons, these new Threadrippers turn the performance wick up a few more notches.
Though housing the same 24C48T and 32C64T counts of the previous generation, increases in all-core frequency and architecture improvements combine to push application performance to hither-to unseen levels, helped by letting the processors breathe through an elevated 280W TDP. With the mainstream Ryzen 9 3950X trading blows with Intel's finest HEDT chip, the new 'rippers move the needle firmly to the right, to a space where Intel simply cannot compete.
The Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is oftentimes twice as fast as Intel's premier HEDT chip, the Core i9-10980XE, and sets benchmark standards that are in a different league to anything its rival can muster without having to resort to $10,000 Xeons.
AMD's pursuit of a feature-rich, balanced platform brings a new chipset, TRX40, into play, and anyone contemplating these new chips will need to invest in a brand-new board, pushing the entry into the ultra-HEDT space to around $2,000. For that, though, you receive best-in-class peripheral support alongside extreme performance.
Want the fastest, most feature-rich PC platform in 2019? There is only one choice: AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper.
Massive multi-core performance
True HEDT credentials
Hammers Intel HEDT
Needs new motherboard
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and 3970X HEDT processors are available to purchase at Scan Computers.
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