28th November 2019 Update: As with the 3950X, the paper launch of the 3960X and the 3970X has been terrible. Our only advice is to stay strong and don’t give in to the scalpers!
26th November 2019 US Update: Amazon has added the product page for the 3970X, still awaiting the ability to order the CPU though.
25th November 2019 UK Update: Overclockers are live for preorders now.
25th November 2019 Update: Today is the day, TRX40 motherboards are live, 3950X retailer order pages are live, time to purchase is now!
24th November 2019 Update: Just one more day to go, we’ve begun to see preorders appear on the 3950X and hopefully will see this on the 3960X and 3970X soon. Also, TRX40 motherboards are beginning to appear, available to order right now, such as this Asus Prime TRX40 which you can preorder from Amazon now. We’ve also added preorder pages for Amazon UK TRX40 Motherboards.
21st November 2019 Update: We’ve added Overclockers and Scan retailer links.
12th November 2019 Fifth Update: We’ve just found the Amazon product pages for the 3960X & 3970X in Germany, France, Spain, and Italy along with the 3950X which you can find on our release date page here. Worryingly, it shows the 26th November as being the launch date on each country-specific Amazon product page, see below for more details. You can actually preorder the 3960X and 3970X from Amazon as well!
7th November 2019 update: AMD has today announced a release date for the Ryzen Threadripper 3960x & 3970x CPUs, they will be released on the 25th of November 2019 along with the 3950X 3rd gen CPU.
When will the 3960x & 3970x be released?
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960x & 3970x will both be released on the 25th of November 2019. The 3960x packs a 24-core processor with a base clock of 3.8 GHz and a turbo clock of 4.5 GHz with 140 MB Cache and will retail for $1,399. Whereas the 3970x will boast a 32-core processor and 4MB of extra Cache with a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a turbo clock of 4.5 GHz and will retail for $1,999.
It seems to us that the 3960X will be the one to go for, the extra 4-cores and 4MB cache seems ludicrously expensive, having to spend an extra $600 for this performance.
Where can I purchase the 3960x & 3970x?
As we did with the previous Ryzen 3rd gen launch, we will be adding all the retailer links for each country worldwide below and updating these as and when the pages become available.
AMD Ryzen 3960x & 3970x Launch: USA
The following is our search link we are using to find the AMD Ryzen 3960x & 3970x in Amazon US retailer:
AMD Ryzen 3960x & 3970x Launch: Canada
The following is our search link we are using to find the AMD Ryzen 3960x & 3970x in Amazon Canada retailer:
AMD Ryzen 3960x & 3970x Launch: United Kingdom
The following is our search link we are using to find the AMD Ryzen 3960x & 3970x in Amazon UK retailer:
- Amazon UK – 3960X Product Page
- Amazon UK – 3970X Product Page
- Overclockers – 3960X Product Page
- Overclockers – 3970X Product Page
- Novatech – 3960X Product Page
- Novatech – 3970X Product Page
- Scan – 3960X Product Page
- Scan – 3970X Product Page
TRX40 Motherboards UK
ASUS ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming – Preorder Page
ASUS Prime Trx40 Pro – Preorder Page
ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme – Preorder Page
AMD Ryzen 3960x & 3970x Launch: Europe
- France – Preorder from Amazon – 3960X / 3970X
- Spain – Preorder from Amazon – 3960X / 3970X
- Italy – Preorder from Amazon – 3960X / 3970X
- Germany – Preorder from Amazon – 3960X / 3970X
AMD Ryzen 3960x & 3970x Launch: Australia
AMD Ryzen 3960x & 3970x Launch: Rest of the world
- Turkish retailer
- Mumbai retailer
- Pakistan retailer
- Bangladesh retailer
If anyone wants to request other countries for us to research and add retailer links for, please let us know in the comment section below.