Semiconductor manufacturer from the US, AMD released the two Ryzen Threadripper (TR) series processors, namely 3960X and 3970X , this week. Compared to the previous generation, both processors are still armed with the same number of cores (core), which are 24 cores (48 threads ) for 3960X and 32 cores (64 threads ) for 3970X.
However, both processors now come with a more “speeding” base clock speed, along with more PCIe (4.0) slots with 72 slots. On paper, the AMD Ryzen TR 3970X has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz, while the 3960X base clock speed is pegged at 3.6 GHz.
In boost mode , the base clock speed on each processor can be boosted up to 4.5 GHz. Both processors themselves are manufactured with Zen 2 architecture which already relies on the 7nm fabrication process. Both are also equipped with 280 watt Thermal Design Power (TDP) specifications.
To illustrate the performance, AMD itself claims the 3970X will be able to do the encoding process in Adobe Premiere CC 2019 47 percent faster than processors made by competitors.
AMD TR 3960X is also claimed to still be able to run the encoding processing 22 percent more speeding than competing homemade processors. So, what about the price? The price of AMD Ryzen TR 3960X is pegged at 1,399 US dollars, while the 3970X model is sold at 1,999 US dollars. Both processors will be available on November 25.