AMD has already officially confirmed plans to launch its 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper processors this November, but naturally kept all the details to itself. At the time, it stated that the first products to market will be 24-core products. According to the company’s Product Master document that was published by AMD, it looks like some preliminary information about the CPUs is now in.

Based on the document (as well as previously released claims by the company), AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 3000-series family will include 16-core, 24-core, and 32-core CPUs with a TDP up to 280 W for its most extreme parts. This is up from a 250 W TDP featured by AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2000 processors with up to 32 cores. The new process technology along with a higher thermal design power will likely enable the new CPUs to run faster and offer a significant performance increase when compared to predecessors (plus, keep in mind performance boost from the Zen 2 microarchitecture).

From AMD's Master Product Document

The new CPUs are also said to use a new variant of the SP3 socket called SP3r3, which questions if they will be drop-in compatible with previous-gen motherboards. Considering the fact that AMD is preparing new chipsets for its next-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, but has been stated with providing socket compatibility, it will be interesting when AMD defines the compatibility table. This is likely a differentiator for PCIe 4.0 support.

AMD’s Product Master list is seemingly targeted at the company’s sales teams and contains OPN codes along with US ECCN, HTS, and CCATS codes that are required by the US export regulators. Although the document mentions a variety of products, at least some of them are potential or partner-specific devices not exactly located in the company’s roadmap for mass products. Therefore, the information from the list should be taken with a grain of salt, as some of these parts may not be hitting the market.

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Sources: AMD, Reddit, Tom’s Hardware, Komachi_Ensaka/Twitter,

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  • Kevin G - Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - link

    I think AMD is a victim of their own success right now: they can't make enough 64 core Epyc parts to meet demand. Only reason for a 64 core TR right now is that they have a slew of binned 64 core Epyc parts that don't fit into their allocated TDP.

    Launching a 48 core part, especially with a single NUMA node now, will provide a pretty big leap over the previous 32 core part. We'll likely see a 64 core part eventually for TR but it wouldn't surprise me if they held that back for awhile to focus on Epyc.
  • nandnandnand - Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - link

    Leaks suggest 24 and 32 core Threadripper in November, 48 and 64 core in January.

    There's no kill like overkill.
  • imaheadcase - Monday, October 21, 2019 - link

    People are going to be pissed if these require a new motherboard for them. lol
    I know a few people who build low end systems this month with hope of swapping out for this when it comes out.
  • TEAMSWITCHER - Monday, October 21, 2019 - link

    I doubt they can deliver that. PCIe 4.0 across all those lanes will require expensive new motherboards. Look at all the first and seconds generation TR products still on Newegg and Amazon. They just don't sell out, and like bad produce ... keep losing value. AMD fans are not spending the big bucks.
  • DigitalFreak - Monday, October 21, 2019 - link

    The whole multiple CPU generations across one socket thing is stupid. If you can afford to buy a new CPU every year, you can afford a new motherboard. I'd rather see progress, like adding more CPU PCIe lanes to the regular desktop Ryzen chips.
  • close - Monday, October 21, 2019 - link

    Maybe if you buy a high-end motherboard (for all the additional and potentially useful features they have) you want to hold on to it for longer. You may want to buy a first gen. CPU and then in 2-3 years a last gen. CPU on the same socket.

    AMD CPUs these days still bring a sizeable improvement YoY. There's no good reason to force people to switch to a new MoBo every CPU cycle. Saying that if you can afford %this% you can afford %that% is pretty stupid if you consider it could be extended to anything.
  • Korguz - Monday, October 21, 2019 - link

    keeping socket compatability is a good thing.. if you are happy with the mobo you have, but the cpu is getting old.. then its an easy upgrade... if not.. go buy intel... they will happily force you to buy a new mobo every 2 or 3 years
  • tamalero - Monday, October 21, 2019 - link

    16 core? thank god! 24 cores are a bit excessive for my user needs and I would prefer higher boosts.
  • TennesseeTony - Monday, October 21, 2019 - link

    So, today the 'details' we learned are 16/24/32 cores and up to 280W TDP.

    Thanks for the excellent news flash....we all suspected they were going to release LESS cores than current gen, I am sure. Gawd I miss Anand. :(

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