In a recent leak, we have found a few of the engineering samples that AMD is working on along with the upcoming AMD Threadripper 1920 CPU. This AMD CPU features 12-cores and 24-threads and runs at a frequency of 3.2 GHz. As of right now, there is no information regarding the boost clock but we should find out in the upcoming weeks or so.
The CPU seems to be the first confirmed name of a Threadripper CPU and the name is similar to what we have seen in previous leaks. It appears that this CPU will be coming out in an Alienware system. Other than the AMD Threadripper 1920 CPU, the leak also gives details regarding an engineering sample that has 16-cores and 32-threads.
The engineering sample has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and boosts to 3.7 GHz. Comparing these new frequencies with older leaks we see that the clock speeds have improved especially the base frequencies. We did mention that those were engineering samples and the final specifications could change and that is what happened and the same goes for these engineering samples as well.
AMD is going to release Threadripper later this year, in the Summer and Intel is hard at work trying to tackle this threat. We have seen the shaky i9 announcement and it seems that AMD has made an impact in the CPU market. This is exactly what we needed from team Red and it is something unexpected. We have underestimated AMD, that was a mistake.
The Threadripper CPUs will be supported by the X399 platform which we are expecting to see alongside the launch of these chips in the Summer. You can learn more about AMD Threadripper here.
Let us know what you think about AMD Threadripper 1920 and whether or not this is something that you might be interested in.