In what is being put down to an inadvertent leak by MSI, it could be that the currently unannounced chipset for AMD's new 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper series processors has been officially mentioned (not withstanding the unconfirmed leaks from various sources). With the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper third generation set to hit the shelves in November, a lot of discussion is circulating about potential motherboard chipsets names and monikers. On one end we're expecting compatibility with current X399 motherboards, and yet on the other new chipsets are expected to hit the market.

On MSI's promotional pages, in which users can redeem rewards for purchasing specific and eligible MSI products, an unknown motherboard was revealed which piqued interest among users. Under MSI's $25 Steam Gift Card promotion, an unreleased model named Creator TRX40 was listed which at present, hasn't been announced by MSI or AMD. We know that the Creator series is MSI's new content creator focused range with our announcement that MSI is refreshing some X299 models, notably the MSI Creator X299.


MSI has since removed the Creator TRX40 reference from its website

Little is known about what AMD intends to call the chipset for the new HEDT 3rd generation Threadripper processors, but it has been speculated that it might be called TRX80. With the accidental leak on the MSI website which has since been removed with much haste, it adds further speculation to the fire that AMD might release two chipsets instead of one. We have no confirmation as to what each of these chipset names mean, and some users have theorised that it could relate to consumer/commercial platforms or the memory channel count.

We know that AMD's new 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper series will start with an entry-level model with 24 cores, with a 64-core part speculated to be in the pipeline. AMD has kept its cards closely to its chest as we've seen from previous product launches, but it remains an exciting time for users looking to build a single-socket system that features high core and thread count based on Ryzen's Zen2 7nm architecture. We expect more information to become available closer to the next-gen Ryzen Threadripper series is set to launch in November.

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  • EliteRetard - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    I'm actually a bit disappointed in the way they're segmenting AM4 and TR4 CPUs this time. It used to be that you could get into the TR4 platform with a ~ $550 CPU, which was great for anybody that needed memory bandwidth/capacity and/or PCI-E bandwidth and not necessarily want/need a ton of CPU power. That entry price has crept up significantly over time, especially now that they have a 16 core AM4 for $750...the entry CPU for TR4 will certainly be higher than that.

    I do understand the cost per core is going down, but I still wish they had an "entry level" CPU for TR4. Actually I wish they would restructure the AM4 CPU pricing at the high end, since the price hasn't moved on the 2700x/3700x ($329). I'd love to see a cheaper 3700x say $300, 3800x at $375, 3900x at $450, and the 3950x top out at $650. Previously the 2920x 12c was $650, so comparatively you'd be getting more cores per dollar (which should be normal for a next gen CPU), but you're also losing all the features of that TR4 chip (further justifying the price/core drop). I know there was a 2950x 16c at $900.

    Since TR4 started at $550, then moved to $650, I wish they'd make the new entry chip max out at $750 (actually I'd really love to still have a ~$550 entry chip). I fully understand AMD is a business, and they need to take every opportunity to make a profit...now that they have established a couple generations of good CPUs they're simply creeping prices up to take some advantage of Intel's terrible pricing model. I'm still quite happy that AMD is back, and that we have MUCH better CPU's for the money in the mainstream market...I just don't like the price creep trend, where top end models don't replace last years and instead just create a new higher price tier.
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  • JoeyJoJo123 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    >since the price hasn't moved on the 2700x/3700x ($329). I'd love to see a cheaper 3700x say $300, 3800x at $375, 3900x at $450, and the 3950x top out at $650.
    I mean I want lower prices, too, but AMD literally can't keep those SKUs on shelves, they're selling out very quickly as soon as restocks come in, and non-US territories have much lower supply.

    If anything, market demand dictates AMD should raise their prices, even if I don't want that to happen. It's not up to Intel to bring something competitive to the market.
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  • yannigr2 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    There are plenty of first gen and second gen TRs for peanuts. You can buy a 1920x with 12 cores/24 threads for $240 at Amazon. This is completely crazy. Expecting to get the latest models at ridiculous prices is just the perfect recipe to send AMD to bankruptcy and in 4-5 years from now you at the feet of Intel begging for an 20 core model at prices lower than $1200. Reply
  • RyzenCore - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    well threadripper can start at 24 cores. then what be a $1000 cpu? or more, i dont need that many cpus for one. and two would not ever be able to afford that..

    they always bin the dies and the best are reserved for epyc, then some for high-end am4 (3950X) and also high end threadripper (highest cost chips) but also they can always make an entry level $500 usd cpu like a 12-16 core with 4-8 channel ddr4 those will get way better bandwith and such than the AM4 12 &16 core cpus.. whi is why id rather get a lower core count cpu with TR4 than get AM4, id rather have more memory cababilitites than cpu power, but i could always upgrade cpu if i need it eventualy later on (when i caould maybe get a $1000 cpu if i need the power)

    but limiting to a 24 core is just plain wrong, they can take the shitiest 7nm zen2 dies and make a 10 or even a 12- or minimum 16 core entry cpu @ say $750 sam as the 3950x will be (should be) and thats your entry to TRX40,80 or WRX80 whatever the chipset will be?
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  • Death666Angel - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    You all realize that you can still buy the old TRs? It's not like TR4 is suddenly limited to only Zen 2 24+ cores CPUs. Reply
  • Korguz - Sunday, October 13, 2019 - link

    Death666Angel, there is also the IPC improvement to consider with a Zen 2 based TR.... Reply
  • Threska - Saturday, October 12, 2019 - link

    Supposedly the advantage of chiplets was a greater yield per a die compared to the traditional way. Binning still occurs but it should be a higher profit per a die. Reply
  • zephyrprime - Monday, October 14, 2019 - link

    The entry level chip is basically the 2950x/50x assuming it's still compatible. Reply
  • AngrySnail - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    Software support and AVX. Something that can compete with Intel's MKL. Reply
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