The Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor, AMD’s top-of-the-range processor for the TRX40 platform will go on sale on Friday, February 7, at a price of $ 3,990. Impressive price if we look in depth at what it offers, and compare it with its competitor.

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X will offer a configuration of 64 cores and 128 processing threads at Base / Turbo frequencies of 2.90 / 4.30 GHz  with no less than 288 MB of cache memory, 128 PCI-Express 4.0 lines, and a TDP of 280W. This is achieved with no less than 8 dies of 8 cores each backed by I / O die @ 14nm.

The latest performance leaks come from the SiSoftware benchmarking software, where the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X reached a score of 1786.22 GOPS in the arithmetic test, and that translates into being 17.8 percent faster than 2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8280.

Each Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M offers 28 cores and 56 processing threads under the Skylake @ 14nm ++ microarchitecture at a Base / Turbo frequency of 2.70 / 4.00 GHz with 38.5 MB of L3 cache, 48 PCI-Express 3.0 lines, a Hexa memory controller @ 2666 MHz  and a TDP of  205W. In a Dual Socket configuration they add 56 cores and 112 threads, but the funniest thing is that each Threadripper 3990X will cost $ 3,990, while each Xeon 8280 costs $ 13,000, unless you buy the dual configuration, which includes discount and the price would stay between 20,000 and 25,000 dollars. In this way dual configuration is almost 6.25x times more expensive offering lower performance and higher consumption.

It should be remembered that in October some slides were leaked where it showed how in high performance computing AMD CPUs were almost 3 times faster.