AMD’s 64-core Threadripper 3990x is available now, and an absolute monster

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The AMD Threadripper 3990x is now available through NewEgg. AMD’s latest Threadripper CPU brings 64 cores and 128 threads to help you render the most demanding workloads and games. AMD announced the CPU at CES 2020, including its impressive spec sheet. The Threadripper 3990x costs $3,990.

The Threadripper 3990x has 64 cores, 128 threads, and a combined cache of 288MB. It has 88 total PCIe 4.0 lanes to accommodate large GPU and NVMe requirements. It also has quad-channel DDR4 with ECC support.

It has NVMe RAID support, meaning you can combine up to six NVMe disks with Threadripper processors. You can double that bandwidth with PCIe 4.0 on AMD’s TRX40 motherboards.

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AMD positioned the Threadripper 3990x as a value proposition when compared to more expensive Intel hardware. AMD stated at CES that the Threadripper 3990x is around 30 percent faster than a dual Intel Xeon 8280 configuration, which costs around $20,000. The Threadripper 3990x is geared towards high-end professionals, so a price tag measured in thousands is normal.

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