AMD Unveils 16 Core Threadripper CPUs, The “World’s Fastest” For High End Desktops

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May 16, 2017
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AMD has officially unveiled a brand new enthusiast CPU lineup called “Threadripper” featuring up to 16 cores and 32 threads. The company’s brand new enthusiast CPU lineup is set to debut at the end of the month at Computex and bring the company’s outstanding Zen architecture to the high-end desktop.

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The Whitehaven platform will include support for quad-channel DDR4 memory, more PCIe lanes and more storage compared to AMD’s X370 on AM4. It will compete directly with Intel’s upcoming HEDT X299 platform and Skylake X CPUs which will feature up to 12 cores.

The new high-end desktop platform will compete directly with Intel’s upcoming HEDT X299 platform and Skylake X CPUs which will feature up to 12 cores. Threadripper processors offer more I/O, storage, cores, threads and L3 Cache compared to Ryzen & Intel’s upcoming X299.

With a 16 core Ryzen in the high-end desktop the Zen architecture is well on its way to displacing Intel’s Extreme edition processors from the performance throne that they’ve long held on to. Threadripper may be the first CPU family from AMD to win the ultimate performance crown since the aptly code named “hammer” architecture hammered Intel’s Pentiums nearly 14 years ago in the form of the Athlon 64.

AMD confirmed that it will indeed reveal more details about Threadripper at Computex in just under two weeks, so stay tuned.

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WCCFTECHWhitehaven
(Ryzen Threadripper)
Summit Ridge
(Ryzen)
CoresUp to 16Up to 8
ThreadsUp to 32Up to 16
Base ClockTBA3.6GHz
Boost ClockTBA4.0GHz
L3 Cache32MB16MB
TDPUp To 180WUp To 95W
DDR4 ChannelsQuadDual
SocketTR4AM4 (PGA)
LaunchQ3 2017Q1 2017
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