The Ryzen Threadripper processors were expected to be launched this summer, but that wild guess has now got a date, even though the date isn’t yet confirmed by the company. According to a report, AMD will be launching the Threadripper processors on August 10. The X399 HEDT platform will also launch alongside the Threadripper lineup.
KitGuru reported the date for Threadripper launch after its sources confirmed it. The publication notes:
From what we have heard from sources close to KitGuru, AMD should launch Threadripper around the 10th of August, after moving the date from a late July launch. This is what we have heard through industry contacts and if true, would mean we will be seeing AMD and Intel square up once again, this time in the HEDT market.
AMD first disrupted the mainstream processor market with the launch of Ryzen processors earlier this year, and now it will be launching new products on AMD’s X399 HEDT platform. The processors launched on the new platform will be much more powerful than the conventional Ryzen processors and will be sport up to 16 cores and 32 threads.
With its 4094-pin TR4 socket, the Threadripper lineup will be launching with the largest HEDT socket to be ever made. The X399 platform offers 64 PCIe lanes and 60 of these will be accessible by the graphics card. AMD is setting the bar high with its Threadripper processors as Intel also gearing up to launch competitive processors.
Intel recently announced its Core-X lineup with an all new Core i9 processor series and an Extreme Edition processor with 18 cores. The processor was priced at a whopping $1,999. Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors were also improved for giving better performance. Intel’s X299 platform is already up for pre-orders.
Some of the earlier reports have claimed that the 16-core Ryzen Threadripper processors will start from $850 indicating more SKUs with 16 cores and 32 threads. Several other leaks have confirmed that Threadripper processors will be bearing a 19xx series naming system which will be based on their performance level and price.