AMD Announces Powerful New Ryzen Threadripper Processors

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AMD just announced two new processors that are powerful and robust: 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and the 64-core Threadripper 3990X. Just a few weeks ago, AMD had announced the 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X to the public. Now, the company has unveiled a powerful chip that almost puts Intel far behind.

What AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper processors really do

The 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is primarily for the purpose of creating content and graphics-intensive design. AMD has started to look into this space as graphics design is very important in the area of product development.

Intel’s Xeon CPUs are very expensive and even businesses find it difficult to invest in them. Most importantly, AMD also announced a 64-core chip earlier today for a similar kind of market. While gamers can of course use a processor with a chip like this, it would probably be an overkill.

What do the AMD’s new processors come with?

The 64-core Threadripper 3990X puts Intel in a defensive position, and it will probably have a lot of catching up to do in the race towards building powerful chips. The 64-core Threadripper 3990X comes with 64 cores and 128 threads. With a total cache of 288MB, it will operate immensely quickly. It is going to be quite expensive and may not be necessary for regular usage.

The 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 3970X uses 7nm chips and the performance is quite unbeatable when compared with similar processors. This begs one to ask the important question, whey AMD is unveiling so many powerful processors in a short period of time.

Why is AMD launching so many powerful processors in a short period of time?

It is important to note that AMD has long been assumed to be a processor-maker for gamers. However, the company is trying to put Intel in a difficult position in the area of business and personal computing. Currently, Intel is still the most popular processor that people go for.

AMD is mostly purchased by avid gamers for its graphics ability. With the kind of powerful processors that AMD has begun to launch, it will surely eat into Intel’s space in the near future.  At the moment, it is unclear how much the processors are going to cost exactly.