There have been many exciting announcements to come out of the Computex 2018 and AMD has announced its 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper series that features up to 32 cores and 64 threads.
Aside from featuring 32 cores and 64 threads, these Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will be compatible with the already existing TR4 socket on X399 motherboards just like the consumer level 2nd gen Ryzen CPUs and APUs which also support the AM4 socket.
Furthermore, the 32 cores and 64 threads Ryzen Threadripper will be based on GlobalFoundries’ 12-nm process. However, AMD showcased a 24-core, 48-thread 2nd gen Ryzen Threadrpper running a Blender render to compare it to Intel Core i9-7980XE.
Not only AMD’s chip beat the Intel’s but AMD pointed out that it was not using any kind of liquid cooling solution but was cooling the 24-core chip with air which indicates that these 2nd gen Threadripper CPUs are energy efficient. These Threadripper CPUs will be available in Q3 of 2018.
Speaking of Computex 2018 announcements, Intel has confirmed the Core i7-8086K Limited Edition for June 8 release. The Intel Core i7-8086K limited edition CPU is the first CPU from Intel to feature 5 GHz boost clock for consumer level CPUs.
The Intel Core i7-8086K limited edition CPU is the first CPU from Intel to feature 5 GHz boost clock for consumer level CPUs. June 8 also marks the 40th anniversary for Intel’s most popular processor.
Not only that, Intel has also announced its 28 core/56 thread CPU, Intel Core-X HEDT. The Core-X HEDT is an enthusiast level CPU and will be available in the market by Q4 2018. If you are interested in checking out all the announcements made at Computex 2018 then be sure to click here.
This 28 Core processor will be based on the Xeon Platinum die and will be available for the already existing X299 platform. Furthermore, the Intel Core-X HEDT CPU features a base clock of 2.7 GHz while in the demo the processor was showcased to run at 5 GHz across all cores.
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