AMD is working on 16 core Ryzen CPU

Available in 4 to 6 months

According to leak from CanardPC, AMD might is already working on a new high-end Ryzen CPU socket which will be compatible with 16 core and 32 thread CPUs. Furthermore this new socket and chipset will support quad-channel DDR4 memory, ramping up to become a fierce competitor for Intel's X99 platform.

If we’re to believe CanardPC it looks like withing the next 4 to 6 months AMD is going to release a new flagship CPU with 16 core and 32 thread and a base/boost clock speeds of 2.4GHz and 2.8GHz. Since there is almost no software that is capable of using 32 threads simultaneously, the range for the turbo clock speeds is much wider than with the ocat-core chips. So far it looks like the TDP is going to be 150W, which means that the clock speeds - when all cores are under full load - are as high as they can be in the case of standard cooling methods.

The new platform would be called AMD X399 with and AMD might use a so called socket SP3r2 LGA (Land Grid Array). Technically those new chips are built using a multi-chip module (MCM). Using this approach AMD is basically gluing two dies on one PCB instead of using a much more complex huge die, that would be highly prone to manufacturing issues. Compared to AMD Naples, we find the half core count and memory channel support, with Naples CPUs featuring up to 32 cores and 64 threads in combination with an eight-channel DDR4 memory interface. According to Chiphell, AMD might release this new flagship platform during the upcoming Computex 2017.

If all this is true 2017 is really shaping up to becoming an awesome year for AMD. But as of now all the information here has to be taken with a grain of salt since nothing is confirmed yet.

Source: OC3D

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Paul Görnhardt - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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