AMD Threadripper 3990x WideSource: AMD

What you need to know

  • The AMD Threadripper 3990x is now available.
  • The CPU has 64 cores and 128 threads to deliver high performance.
  • The Threadripper 3990x is avaialble now from NewEgg for $3990

The AMD Threadripper 3990x is now available through NewEgg. AMD's latest Threadripper CPU brings 64 cores and 128 threads to help you render the most demanding workloads and games. AMD announced the CPU at CES 2020, including its impressive spec sheet. The Threadripper 3990x costs $3,990.

The Threadripper 3990x has 64 cores, 128 threads, and a combined cache of 288MB. It has 88 total PCIe 4.0 lanes to accommodate large GPU and NVMe requirements. It also has quad-channel DDR4 with ECC support.

Category AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990x
CPU cores 64
Threads 128
Base clock 2.9GHz
Max boost clock 4.3GHz
Total L1 cache 4MB
Total L2 Cache 32MB
Total L3 Cache 256MB
Unlocked Yes
CMOS TSMC 7nm FinFET
Package sTRX4
PCI Express Version PCIe 4.0
Default TDP/TDP 280W
Max temperature 95°C
OS support Windows 10 - 64-Bit Edition
RHEL x86 64-Bit

It has NVMe RAID support, meaning you can combine up to six NVMe disks with Threadripper processors. You can double that bandwidth with PCIe 4.0 on AMD's TRX40 motherboards.

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AMD positioned the Threadripper 3990x as a value proposition when compared to more expensive Intel hardware. AMD stated at CES that the Threadripper 3990x is around 30 percent faster than a dual Intel Xeon 8280 configuration, which costs around $20,000. The Threadripper 3990x is geared towards high-end professionals, so a price tag measured in thousands is normal.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990x

This processor packs 64 cores, 128 threads, and has a max base clock of 4.3GHz. It also supports NVMe RAID so you can combine up to six NVMe disks.

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