AMD announces 32-core Ryzen Threadripper, to be available later this year
COMPUTEX – AMD’s press conference in Taipei has just ended, and we get new insights about AMD’s new and upcoming products this year. One of them is their second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, which we expected that would be announced today.
Just only hours after Intel’s demo of their 28-core, 5GHz processor, AMD has their counterpart already, adding 4 cores, and teases a 32-core Threadripper chip built using a 12nm process. It seems that AMD sees this coming from Intel, so they had to prepare something that would look better than that.
This 32-core Ryzen Threadripper, dubbed as “heavy metal”, straps four 8-core Ryzen APUs together to form a unified 32-core part. It can handle 64 processing threads at a time, doubling the current capabilities of the first Ryzen Threadripper. What makes it further appealing is that it still fits into the same X399 motherboard socket, although we might see a new chipset based on that sometime soon.
Lastly, it will be made available in the third quarter of this year.
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