RUMORS: Threadripper 3000, TRX40 Chipset, GTX 1660 SUPER, H470 and… NAVI NITRO

Published: Sep 5th 2019, 15:20 GMT   Comments

In this post, I gathered some interesting rumors that you might have or you might have not seen or heard.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series codenamed Castle Peak at PCI-SIG

AMD’s Threadripper 3000 received PCI-SIG certification on August 23rd, which was spotted by momomo_us. This entry confirms PCIe 4.0 support for the new HEDT platform.

Meanwhile, Benchlife suggests that AMD Threadripper might arrive around November.

We have not heard any confirmed date for Threadripper 3000 launch yet, but we promise to keep you posted.

MSI TRX40 motherboards spotted

Just last week we reported on two ASUS TRX40 motherboards. Today, MSI submitted two motherboards to EEC, both featuring yet unannounced, TRX40 chipset. This chipset is believed to be one of the three variants for the upcoming Threadripper 3000 series.

MSI is planning TRX40 PRO 10G and TRX40 PRO WIFI models. The PRO series are generally considered mid-range in MSI motherboard lineup. That said, we are still waiting for confirmation on MPG and MEG series.

ECS H470 motherboard spotted

You can already find first Intel 400 series motherboard entries at SiSoftware website. For some reason, the ECS motherboards are usually the first to appear in any form of leaks, sometimes even months ahead of the official introduction. The Intel 400 series for ECS was no exception…

However, this leak should not really be a shocker to anyone, as ECS already officially confirmed such chipsets being planned for the first quarter of 2020.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER and GTX 1650 Ti rumored to be in the works

We have been trying to confirm this rumor, but so far there is no substantial proof that NVIDIA will launch not one, but two additional GeForce GTX 16 graphics cards.

According to the report from MyDrivers, NVIDIA is planning to introduce GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti at the same time as AMD is planning to launch Radeon RX 5600 series (which is believed to be feature Navi 14 GPU).

The GTX 1660 SUPER is said to offer GDDR6 memory instead of GDDR5, but the core count for the SUPER variant and existing non-SUPER SKU would remain the same.

The GTX 1650 Ti, on the other hand, is reportedly going to offer either 1024 or 1152 CUDA cores. This would put the new SKU between GTX 1660 with 1408 cores and GTX 1650 non-Ti with 896 cores.

SAPPHIRE RX 5700 NITRO arrives September 16th

Our sources have told us that Navi-based NITRO cards will be unveiled on September 16th. This is the embargo date for reviews, which should also be tied to the product announcement, and hopefully… availability.

MSI RX 5700 GAMING series on September 11th

According to our moles at MSI HQ, the GAMING series based on Navi 10 will be released on September 11th. We are expecting FOUR variants, based on XT and non-XT SKUs. MSI will launch GAMING and GAMING X series for both cards.

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