AMD has officially announced their new Ryzen Threadripper series of processors. This new series of CPUs will come with more cores than their Ryzen 7 lineup and will be based on a new AMD HEDT platform. Nevertheless, as for now it remains unknown when AMD is going to release these new processors.
According to the latest rumors from Wccftech, AMD's Ryzen 9 Threadripper CPU lineup includes two 16-core CPUs, three 14-core chips, two 12-core processors and two 10-core CPUs. The pack is led by the AMD Ryzen 9 1998X and the Ryzen 9 1998 processors. The base clock frequency ranges from 3.2 GHz to 3.5 GHz and the Ryzen 9 1998X features XFR technology. According to Wccftech, the TDP of this new 16-core CPUs is set to 155W.
There are also three 14-core CPUs: the Ryzen 9 1977X, the 9 1977 and the 9 1976X. Clock speeds of these CPUs range between 3.20 and 3.60 GHz. All SKUs feature SMT, enabling 28 logical CPUs. The performance of the new 14-core models should be comparable to Intel’s Core i9 Skylake-X processors. Furthermore there are two 12-core CPUs and their clock speeds range between 3.00 and 3.20 GHz with a TDP of 125W. Last but not least there are two 10-core processors with a base clock between 3.10 and 3.60 GHz. All CPUs will support quad channel DDR4 memory at 3200MHz.
AMD hasn't revealed many new details about this new series of CPUs, the company might release this new flagship platform during Computex 2017.