Saturday March 25, 2017

AMD Ryzen CPU with 12 Cores and 24 Threads Spotted

Following rumors of a 16-core Ryzen CPU, evidence is mounting that a 12-core processor is also on the way. Apparently, it is not a server chip, and the CPU features a new socket and turbo clock at 3.2 GHz. Thanks to cageymaru for this one.

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Another day, another Ryzen leak. Today we share the details of yet unannounced Ryzen CPU with 12 cores, which is most likely being prepared for AMD’s HEDT X390 platform. I will start by saying that the machine detected with this CPU is Alienware Area-51 R3. The R2 ships with Broadwell i7-6800/6850K processors. We already heard that AMD is working on a 16-core chip, but this processor has ‘only’ 12 cores. This means that we are no longer looking at one product, but a whole new series. Most interesting details: it’s not a server chip, it has new socket and turbo clock at 3.2 GHz. The good news is that this is a second generation engineering sample, but not yet a qualification sample (we are probably few weeks before seeing QS).

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