We’ve all been waiting for AMD’s Threadripper juggernaut, expected to pack as many as 64 cores and 128 threads. The recent launch no doubt left some fans a tad disappointed. However, fret not, we’ll be seeing the Threadripper flagship soon enough. Thanks to the astute observation by the folks at WCCFTech, MSI has accidentally leaked the top-end TR chip.
It was not intended to be a leak and instead was supposed to be a demonstration of the new TRX40 Creator platform, the thread count displayed in the Task Manager gave away the little secret. There are clearly 128 threads in the window and the only AMD chip (other than Rome) to feature a core count that high is the Threadripper 3990X.
Considering that the 32 core 3970X is priced at $1,999, it’d be fair to say that the 64 core part will be priced somewhere between $4,000 to $5,000. You can expect a cache size of as much as 288MB and 128 PCIe lanes, all within a 300W envelope. As you can see, this chip will be more suited for large scale content creators and corporations rather than the consumer.