Retailer Prices Confirmed for AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X
If you have been following the news closely on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper models, you’ll no doubt have been wondering what prices for the 3970X and 3960X will be.
AMD announced its 3rd Generation Threadripper SKUs earlier this month for the 3000 series.
AMD marketing manager, Don Woligroski said that the new processors “truly sit on top of what Intel can offer”.
Finally, some prices have been unveiled – but they are currently retailer and wholesaler-specific. That means it might not be 100% accurate for when you come to purchase, but it will give you an idea before more concrete information is available.
Aside from the prices, there’s also some new information about the specifications of each chip and how they stack up against Intel’s X-series.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
This Ryzen model is a 24-core processor with a base clock speed of 3.8GHz and a turbo clock speed of 4.5GHz.
The confirmed wholesale price for this model is currently $1340. As this is wholesale and doesn’t include tax, it looks like the Ryzen 3960X will be priced at around $1400 in the US. This reflects previously released figures, pricing the model at $1399.
This is a huge jump in price from what we’ve come to expect from Intel’s 18-core i9-10980xE which has a unit price of $979.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
Next on the list is the Ryzen 3970X model which is a 32-core processor with a base clock speed of 3.8GHz and a turbo clock of 4.5GHz.
Moving up the pricing scale, the 3970X model will be priced at $1907. This means that the final price including tax will be around the $2000 level. This also reflects previously released pricing figures of $1999.
For those looking for something much lower on the scale, AMD has the Ryzen 9 3950X which features 16 cores at a price of $749.
The 3970X model looks like it will have double the number of cores as the Intel Core i9-10980XE, but it’s also going to double the price. The battle between AMD and Intel seems to be going nowhere soon and we’re certainly excited to see where they both go.