Update 2/7/2020: Check out our AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X review to see how the chip stacks up against the competition.
AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is scheduled to hit shelves tomorrow. However, the 64-core monster is already available for pre-order at Amazon Canada for 5,476.91 CAD, which is about $4,120.
The suggested e-tail price for the Threadripper 3990X is $3,990. Whether we get to see the processor at that price will depend hugely on AMD's supply and the market's demands.
The Threadripper 3990X is the flagship chip for AMD's third-generation Ryzen Threadripper family, which currently consists of the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X. It's the first processor to bring 64 cores to a high-end desktop (HEDT) platform.
Built on AMD's Zen 2 microarchitecture, the Threadripper 3990X has 64 cores and 128 threads, and like all modern AMD offerings, it's a product of TSMC's 7nm FinFET manufacturing process.
The Threadripper 3990X boasts a plethora of useful features that will certainly appeal to content creators and professional users. The processor natively supports quad-channel DDR4-3200 RAM kits and offers 64 speedy PCIe 4.0 lanes to accommodate the latest PCIe 4.0 SSDs and graphics cards.
The Threadripper 3990X will fit just fine into current sTRX4 motherboards with the TRX40 chipset. As far as motherboard options are concerned, there's an abundance of options. However, choice of CPU cooling will be the most important aspect for Ryzen 3990X users. The 64-core part is rated for 280W, after all.