Amd last night released the sharp dragon 9 3950x processor of AM4 platform, with 16 cores and 32 threads,And the third generation processor of the Reebok threadriver on the tr40 platform, 24 cores and 32 cores respectively, mainly for fans.
Threadripper's three generations of processors are launched with two models. The specific specifications are as follows:
Threadripper 3960x: 24 core 48 threads, benchmark frequency 3.8ghz, acceleration frequency up to 4.5ghz, L2 cache 12MB, L3 cache 128MB, thermal design power consumption 280W.
Threadripper 3970x: 32 core 64 thread, benchmark frequency 3.7GHz, acceleration frequency up to 4.5ghz, secondary cache 16MB, tertiary cache 128MB, thermal design power consumption 280W.
Compared with 2970wx and 2990wx with the same number of core threads in the second generation, the reference frequency has been increased by 800MHz and 700MHz respectively, and the acceleration frequency has been increased by 300MHz. The capacity of the second level cache remains unchanged, the third level cache has doubled, and the thermal design power consumption has only increased by 30W.
In terms of performance, although the maximum number of cores does not exceed the level of the second generation, the basic frequency and acceleration frequency of threadripper's third generation processor have been greatly improved, and the IPC of zen2 architecture has been improved, so the multithreading performance of 3960x and 3970x cinebench R20 has been improved by 30% and 61% respectively, and the productivity creation performance can be improved by 30-32% and 44-61% in different projects.
Unfortunately, amd has not released a comparison with its competitors' core X series processors. Considering that the new generation of core x code cascade lake-x has not been released, amd probably does not have accurate performance data.
However, don't worry about AMD's loss. The maximum number of cores and frequency of friends and merchants have not changed much. AMD's threadriver 3960x and 3970x not only have far more cores, but also greatly improve the single core performance. The previous generation of processors can easily win more or less, and now they will only have greater advantages.
Maybe it's such confidence. AMD's pricing on threadripper 3960x and 3970x is more confident. The 24 core version also costs 106999 yuan, and the 32 core tr 3970x reaches 15299 yuan (overseas 1999 dollars), higher than last year's tr 2990wx listing price.
Considering Intel's sharp price reduction of core X Series this yearThe official wholesale prices of core i9-10980xe, i9-10940x, i9-10920x and i9-10900x are $979, $784, $689 and $590, respectively, which are 51%, 43%, 42% and 40% lower than the corresponding models of the previous generation!
Now it's interesting that AMD's high-end processor can stand on the price of $1000, or even reach $2000, while the products of its friends can fall to less than $1000, which is rare.
In response to this reversal, Don Woligroski, market technology manager for AMD desktop processors, also said,