Threadripper processor lineup from AMD has already been reported to be announced soon and we now have more information about the processors, thanks to the recent leak. As per the earlier reports, the processors will come with up to 16 cores and 32 threads, which will bring AMD back to the competition in the high-end segment.
The flagship processors under the new series will be called Ryzen 9 1998X and Ryzen 9 1998 according to a report. The two processors got listed on a Greek online retailer and are seen in the retail search engine ‘Skroutz’ some time ago and they confirmed these names.
However, AMD can change these names even at the last moment so we should not take these names as the final ones.
As of now, Intel is the only option for those looking for a performance oriented processor, but soon AMD will be disrupting the market with its new products. The Threadripper and Whitehaven X399 platform will be taking forward the disruption that the first wave of Ryzen processors created.
Like any of us would have expected, the listing on the two mentioned websites has been removed but it does confirm one thing. Such listings only appear when the launch is a few weeks away and when the retailers are informed about the upcoming products. With that, we do expect the new processor lineup to be launched soon.
Plus, the details leaked through these posting also mention the SP3r2 socket, that was earlier rumoured to be supported by the upcoming AMD processors. The Whitehaven platform won’t be compatible with the current AM4 socket and will be using this SP3r2 socket with 4094 pins. That would be a massive-sized die.
AMD is expected to showcase its new Ryzen 9 lineup and the Whitehaven platform at the Computex 2017 that is scheduled for May 30th to June 2nd. Some of the reports have claimed that these high-end desktop processors will be launched along with the 32-core Naples processors that the company is planning to introduce in June.