New AMD’s 64-Core Threadripper CPU Will Cost Around $4,000
AMD is all set up to launch its first Threadripper 3990X CPU with 64 computing cores. The first chips will become ready on February 7th, it is priced at $3,990. This isn’t your typical Threadripper, and it’s really created for high-end desktop computing and productive tasks. AMD is including 64 cores, 128 threads, a 2.9GHz base clock with increases up to 4.3GHz, and 288MB total cache. The cores and threads alone are twice than the previous flagship 2990WX, and the Threadripper 3990X is priced respectively.
AMD has teamed up with RED, makers of high-end cameras, to test the Threadripper 3990X. The chipmaker has also earlier revealed it’s targeting this processor at “Hollywood creators,” so it’s possible that visual effects experts will be using equipment with these new chips in the near future.
AMD has also been promoting the core counts in all of its desktop CPUs. You can pick up a 16-core Ryzen 9 chip for mainstream desktop PCs right now. AMD’s new 64-core Threadripper won’t be making its way into mainstream desktop PCs or even gaming rigs for foreseeable future, but it does open the opportunities for the company to ultimately drive the costs down of producing these chips so we might see something alike hit the mainstream in the near future.