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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24-core CPU Confirmed

With its 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper processor family right around the corner it is about time we got some leaks! It appears that AMD will not be bothering with 16-core models for their HEDT line. This makes sense at the mainstream line will eventually have the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X. Threadripper 3 will begin with the 3960X, which is a 24-core/48-thread part. Confirmation of this chip comes from an Ashes of the Singularity screenshot that references the processor.

It is interesting that AMD will start their Threadripper 3 lineup at 24-cores, but it does make sense as they want to keep up their competitiveness against Intel, which recently launched their “Cascade Lake-X” Core i9 HEDT processor series, with all parts being under $1000. It will be interesting to see how the 24-core 3960X will stack up against Intel’s 18-core/36-thread Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition.

AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors are expected to launch alongside AMD’s TRX40 chipset this November. Many rumors have the platform will use a new socket based on the “SP3r3” specification. So older Threadripper parts will not work on TRX40 motherboards and 3rd gen chips will not work on older X399 motherboards.

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