We know that AMD will be showing off the upcoming AMD Threadripper CPU variants at Computex 2017 but like many things, it seems that the CPUs have been leaked online. The AMD Threadripper CPU variants have been listed on Greek online retailer Skroutz. While there is no information regarding price we still have some interesting insights.
We know that the CPUs in question are the AMD Threadripper 1998 as well as the AMD Threadripper 1998X. The X is most probably an indication that the CPU features XFR technology which meant that the chip will be able to automatically overclock itself depending on the cooling method used. We have seen this feature on the AMD Ryzen 7 series CPUs as well.
The listing reveals some interesting information about the two AMD Threadripper CPU variants. First, we have the 1998 CPU variant. This has a base clock of 3.2 GHz and boost clock has not been mentioned. We will be able to learn more about the CPU at the pre-Computex event on the 29th of this month so the wait is not too long.
Next, we have the 1998X which has a core clock of 3.5 GHz, the boost clock has not been mentioned but we should be able to learn more at the event that is coming up soon. Both CPUs will support the SP3r2 socket and will feature 4098 pins. These are two of the few CPUs that AMD is working on at the moment in order to battle Intel for the consumer and workstation market.
Both of these CPUs feature 16 cores and 32 threads and are complete beasts in theory. We will have to look at the performance numbers in order to confirm that so stay tuned for more information regarding AMD Threadripper CPU variants.
The battle between Intel and AMD is going to get tough and this is a good thing for the consumers, competition leads to price cuts and better prices are good for the consumer at the end of the day. Intel has been pushing prices for too long now and it is about time that AMD has come forward and reminded Big Blue that they cannot push people around.
Let us know what you think about these AMD Threadripper CPU variants.