Sat. Jan 25th, 2020

AMD talks Threadripper: How it works, who should buy it, and what’s that price again?

AMD’s 64-core Threadripper 3990X won the chip war at CES, and there’s still plenty to learn about it as we await its ship date February 7. PCWorld’s Gordon Mah Ung talked to AMD’s David McAfee to get more details.

The 64-core, 128-thread 3rd-gen Threadripper may be gargantuan even compared to the monstrous 32-core version released last fall, but one thing hasn’t changed: The compatible motherboard is the existing TRX40 available today. You won’t be able to bring over your motherboard if you own a first- or second-gen Threadripper, but if you’ve already splurged on a third-gen model and still want to upgrade, you’ll be able to use the same board.

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