Ryzen Threadripper to Bring 16-Cores to a Desktop Near You

AMD will be bringing its new Ryzen Threadripper CPUs to the masses sometime this summer in multiple flavors. These will most certainly be ultra-enthusiast grade processors, geared towards those that push their systems to the absolute limit and need the most threads that they can possibly get. Yet, despite the ambiguous “Summer 2017” release window, we don’t have all the details on these new chips just yet.

What we do know, though, is that Threadripper (sometimes referred to as Ryzen 9) will feature a 16-core/32-thread behemoth on the top end, bringing a massive 64 PCIE 3.0 lanes with it. Sources say that this top-tier chip will clock to 5.0 GHz and beyond. While not officially confirmed just yet, rumors suggest that 10-, 12-, and 14-core variants will also be released within this new line of processors.

Threadripper will offer quad-channel memory support and require a new motherboard socket (referred to as TR4).

These new processors will trade blows with Intel’s upcoming Core i9 series of processors, and while prices have not been announced just yet, based on AMD’s history, I’d imagine that the Ryzen chips will offer better price-per-performance ratios.

Hopefully we will get more answers soon!

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