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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  • psyclist80 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    Looking forward to TR3! hoping compatibility with existing boards. I think Intel is going to struggle to compete on performance, price wars mean a great time to buy! Looking forward to all the reviews coming up Reply
  • EliteRetard - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    The way they split the TR CPUs (by memory channels etc) it makes me think only some will be compatible with the older chipsets, while the full fat ones may need another. Reply
  • yannigr2 - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    Latest rumors say that new motherboards will be incompatible with Gen 1 and 2 TRs. Also older motherboards will be incompatible with new Gen 3 TRs. So we are looking at total incompatibility here. Reply
  • lastdroidkiller - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    Rumors Reply
  • lastdroidkiller - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    I'd say it's only a new chipset, much like the x570 for the AM4 socket.
    Backward compatibility is likely just like AM4 and EPYC, so why wouldn't TR4 also?
    Gigabyte has listed 3rd AMD Ryzen CPU support under chipset driver for some time now. I would assume that being the Ryzen Threadripper.
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  • lastdroidkiller - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    See here https://www.gigabyte.com/ca/Motherboard/X399-AORUS... Reply
  • lastdroidkiller - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    Also, with the latest BIOS revision, there's a note:
    -- Supports 4*PCIe x4 bifurcation
    Perhaps someone can explain what that means.
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  • Chris.Brisson - Friday, October 11, 2019 - link

    "Supports 4*PCIe x4 bifurcation"
    With this support, one PCIe x16 slot can be handled by the system as four distinct PCIe x4 interfaces, so, for example, a card sporting four NVMe SSDs could be added into this PCIe x16 slot.
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  • raywin - Thursday, October 10, 2019 - link

    loving the newly aggressive AMD, great parts, great prices, what's not to love Reply
  • 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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