First revealed to the world back in November last year, AMD today has officially announced the availability of its Ryzen Threadripper 3990X high-end desktop (HEDT) CPU during its CES 2020 press conference. Back then, the company has already stated that it is committed to release the chip sometime in 2020.
As it turns out, that “sometime” will be on 7 February 2020. For those who not familiar with the chip, AMD referred to it as the world’s first 64-core desktop processor which also carries 128-threads.
With a base clock of 2.9GHz and max boost clock of 4.3GHz, the 280W Ryzen Threadripper 3990X also offers a total cache of 288MB alongside support for quad-channel DDR4-3200 RAM and PCIe 4.0. All that provides up to 51% better performance in 3D Ray Tracing on Maxon Cinema4D Renderer alongside 25,399 points on Cinebench R20.06 and plenty of performance boost on other applications.
Price-wise, the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X will be made available for USD 3,990 which equals to around RM 16,358 although its actual price tag in Malaysia will likely be different due to various factors. We’ll keep you updated once we hear more about the chip’s availability in our market.