After picking up on a cluster of new TR4 socket motherboards geared towards AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper 3000-series processors in the form of offerings from both MSI and Gigabyte earlier this month, we finally have an idea of pricing thanks to a new leak.
AMD Ryzen 3000-Series Motherboards
It comes from known leaker Momomo_us, who posted a series of snapshots on Twitter of expected retail prices for a series of TR4 motherboards. The prices range from AUS $796.00 to an eye-watering AUS $1,343.52. Another image shows blurred out text that clearly shows that the Asus Prime TRX40 will retail for AUS $796.0 and the Asus ROG Zenith II Extreme for AUS $1,288.00. This confirms that ASUS is also prepping TR4 socket CPUs in anticipation.
The other prices aren't aligned to specific models, so we can't say precisely what motherboards they are referring to with any certainty.
The prices are unquestionably high (you could by a more than decent gaming rig for that price), but it comes with the territory. The third-generation 32 core Zen2 7nm Threadripper processors are expected to rank among the priciest CPUs when they launch this November with the power to match.
While the leak remains unconfirmed, we, as always, need to apply a hefty dose of skepticism and take this as a suggestion rather than a firm confirmation of the prices we can expect from the TR4 motherboards. But, in our estimation, they line up with ballpark expectations of what builders can expect to pay for AMD's latest high-end desktop CPU range.
We can also expect manufacturers to slash prices somewhat at launch to entice consumers rather than pummel them with exorbitant price tags from the get-go. As such, this is a further reason to take the leak with a pinch of salt rather than a sign that we need to start saving up ahead of AMD's big Threadripper launch next month.