In a nutshell: AMD off-handedly confirmed it will launch the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X in 2020. The ultra-high-end desktop processor will pack in 64 cores and 128 threads, and nonetheless have a TDP about the identical as present third-gen choices. It will doubtless be priced out of the vary of most customers, although.

A presentation slide for AMD’s rumored Ryzen Threadripper 3990X leaked on Twitter Monday morning. The HEDT processor options 64 cores/128 threads, 288MB complete cache, and a TDP of 280W.

AMD didn’t point out clock speeds. However, with double the core depend and a 280W TDP that’s on par with its 3970X, it is perhaps comparatively under-clocked to maintain temperatures underneath management, however that’s purely hypothesis.

“More details still to come, of course, but it’s not difficult to imagine how outrageously fast the 3990X will be for the highly scalable workloads of a VFX pro.”

The firm, which was not planning to unveil the CPU till January, confirmed the 3990X is coming subsequent 12 months in a press launch for the Ryzen 9 3950X. The firm says that it’s focusing on “Hollywood creators” with the chip, particularly VFX studios. What this implies is that it’s going to most likely be fairly costly. AMD’s 32-core 3970X is presently round $2,000, so we are able to anticipate it to be fairly a bit greater than that.

Despite being out of attain for the common client, AMD has been steadily growing core counts in its extra inexpensive consumer-level processors. Advancements in the HEDT market all the time trickle down. So we may see the 3990X or a extra consumer-friendly 64-core variant in a number of years.

AMD promised it will be releasing extra particulars on the 3990X quickly.