The battle between Intel and AMD intensifies, and when it is not one it is the other that offers us new samples of its potential to achieve more powerful and surprising processors.
In this case it was AMD that has taken a unique step: the new processors of its Threadripper family again offer beastly configurations with 16, 24 and 32 cores (and twice as many threads). Let's welcome the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, 3960X and 3970X.
7 nm help, and a lot
The answer to the Intel X Series family has arrived, and it has been blunt. The new Threadripper take advantage of all the improvements that AMD has been integrating in its third generation Ryzen, and both the Zen 2 architecture and the 7 nm manufacturing process They are here protagonists.
New models they also have 88 PCIe 4.0 tracks that give even more room for maneuver when it comes to using them with multiple graphics cards or storage devices (SSDs of this type literally "fly") that can take advantage of that bandwidth of these connections.
These new chips also have more cache and support 3,200 MHz DDR4 memory, and AMD also highlights that they have a higher working frequency than their competitors, something that as seen in the table is true for the Intel i9-9980XE but not for the impending i9-10980XE, although the latter "only" have 18 cores and 36 threads.
The most powerful Intel processors have a fantastic IPC, but the race of the cores is (for the moment) lost, and AMD is unstoppable in this area. Source: CNET
Not everything is good news: the new processors they make use of a new chipset called TRX40 which makes them incompatible with the current motherboards, and interestingly this chipset fails to squeeze the USB standard to the maximum theoretical of the USB 3.2 Gen 2 of 20 GBps, reaching only half, 10 Gbps.
Although the Ryzen 9 3970X is certainly the most striking, probably The most balanced of the family is the Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 cores at 4.7 GHz and 32 threads of execution and with a TDP content of 105 W. It also has the so-called Eco-Mode that allows to achieve greater efficiency and lower performance (up to 77% of the total in that mode) to achieve that when everything is not needed its potential works at 65 W of TDP.
There is also a more launched dessert processor and with a totally different orientation: the AMD Athlon 300G is "the only processor unlocked in this segment", which allows overclocking in an amazing dual-core CPU with a TDP of just 35 W and Vega 3 graphics that, attention, has a price of only 49 dollars.
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