Early indicators suggested that AMD was set to unveil its new third-generation Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series GPUs today, but a source speaking to Video Cardz now says the announcement will come on Thursday, November 7th instead. It's unclear what has caused the delay as of writing.
Threadripper 3000 Series Announcement
According to the source, AMD is preparing to reveal three Threadripper products or SKUs. These are the Threadripper 3960X, Threadripper 3970X, and Threadripper 3990X. The 3960X and 3970X will be detailed in earnest with core counts, clock speeds, product details, official web pages, and pricing.
The 3990X, on the other hand, will only be subject to a teaser (core count only) before a genuine reveal comes at a later date, possibly in early 2020. Based on available information, the 3990X will more than likely be AMD’s 64-core variant of the Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series and will act as its flagship high-end desktop model.
An image provided by Video Cards also suggests the embargo on reviews and performance tests was set to lift on November 19th for the Threadripper 3960X and Threadripper 3970X. With the announcement delayed to November 7th, we imagine this may be pushed back a couple of days as a consequence.
Motherboard manufacturers are also set to unveil TRX 40 models in tandem with Thursday's announcement. We already know that Aorus is shipping a TRX40 Xtreme model with a new sTRX4 socket.
As always, it's best to take these leaks with a pinch of salt, but given that we've yet to hear anything from AMD today, the rumor gathers steam with every passing hour.
In any case, we shouldn't have too long to wait to find out a whole lot more about AMD’s new Threadripper products, which are set to take a significant step forward in terms of performance and efficiency from the existing second-generation Threadripper CPUs already available.