AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper Lineup Lead By Flagship Ryzen 9 1998X With 16-cores, 32-threads

We recently talked about the upcoming AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper CPUs that AMD is bringing to the table in order to tackle the upcoming Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X series CPUs. We know that AMD Zen is scalable and the company can easily release CPUs with more cores and threads. That is what we are seeing here.

AMD has the lead when it comes to price vs core count and even though Intel is trying to release product ahead of time in order to counter this new threat, AMD has already got the next series of CPUs in the works and here we have leaks regarding the upcoming AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper CPUs that will be coming soon. These leaks will give you an idea of what to expect.

Previously we heard about the number of maximum cores, here we have more information regarding the different variants, their core counts as well as individual frequencies. These upcoming couple of months should be very interesting indeed.

At the high-end, we have the top of the line Ryzen 9 1998X & Ryzen 9 1998 CPUs that feature the maximum 16-cores as well as 32-threads. These CPUs will feature a base clock of 3.5GHz and will boost to 3.9GHz, XFR technology is also supported by these CPUs and the CPUs will be able to overclock themselves automatically according to the cooling solution that you are using.

The CPU will have a TDP of 155W which is lower than the reported TDP of the upcoming Core i9-7920X flagship CPU that Intel is bringing to the table with the upcoming Skylake-X series.

There are also other variants in the AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper series and here we have the 14 core variants. These Ryzen 9 1977X CPU feature a base clock of 3.5GHz and can boost to 4.1GHz. XFR is supported by these chip as well. Ryzen 9 1977 has a base clock of 3.2GHz and boosts to 3.7GHz. Both chips have a TDP of 140W.

When it comes to core count these chips manage to beat Skylake-X that features a maximum of 12 cores and 24 threads. Depending on the price these CPUs could be good value for money.

AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper

After the 14-core variants, we have the 12-core versions which are namely the Ryzen 9 1976X,  Ryzen 9 1956X & Ryzen 9 1956. All these CPUs have 12-cores and 24-threads. This is the exact number that Intel Skylake-X has to offer. Depending on the price these chips will be taking on the Intel CPUs core to core and thread to thread.

It will be interesting to see how well these CPUs perform as compared to the competition. Ryzen 9 1976X features a base clock speed of 3.6GHz and boosts to 4.1GHz with XFR. Ryzen 9 has a base clock of 3.2GHz and boosts to 3.8GHz with. The third CPU in the category is the Ryzen 9 1956, it features a base clock of 3.0GHz and boosts to 3.7GHz.

Furthermore, we have the 10-core variants. There are two CPUs in this category. The Ryzen 9 1955X features a base clock of 3.6GHz and boosts to 4.0GHz with XFR. Ryzen 9 1955 features a base clock of 3.1GHz and boosts to 3.7GHz.

AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper seems to be interesting but we have to see real world performance before we can say anything about the upcoming processors. Let us know what you think about the AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper CPUs. Will they be able to compete with Intel Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors?

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