In the 2020 CES event in Las Vegas, AMD representatives talked about the applications recently submitted a 64-core processor Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. Gamers it will be useful only if they sort the main activities of intensive work with graphics or video. In other situations, it may be wiser to spend the money on the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X.
The most popular joke related to the processor Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is the presence of nominal price on the cover of the product, since the novelty is estimated at immodest by the standards of branded products $3990. As noted by David McAfee (David McAfee) from AMD in an interview with PCWorld, the advantage of the processor Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is compatible with existing motherboards equipped with connector Socket sTRX4, you only need to update the BIOS. All three models Ryzen Threadripper third-generation AMD assigned a single value TDP corresponding to 280 W, and therefore over the choice of the cooling system to break the head is not necessary. Better nevertheless, if it was liquid. Base frequency of all 64 cores is 2.9 GHz in turbo mode it can rise up to 4.3 GHz.
AMD representatives said that fans of the games makes no sense to spend money on Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, if they anything else on your computer is not doing. Professionals in the field of graphics processing or video wishing free time to play some games, this CPU is fine. Only under games it is better to buy the 16-core Ryzen 3950X 9 or 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X, according to David McAfee.
Along the way, has been made an explanation of the reasons for the refusal of AMD from the segmentation of the family Ryzen Threadripper on the basis of orientation to the segment of workstations or home. Models with the suffix “WX” in the designation were present in the processor family second generation, but then the topology implied unequal access memory in models with four crystals in the game this feature is manifested more than in professional applications. Marking the CPUs with the suffix “WX”, the company in some way tried to warn gamers from buying them.
With the release of processors Ryzen Threadripper third-generation topology is changed, all nuclear facilities now have equal access to memory and interface controllers, and therefore to divide the patterns of conditional segments is not necessary. At AMD, we believe that the number is optimized for 64 core professional applications will continue to grow by the day, and this processor in the desktop segment will be in demand.