Saturday March 09, 2019

AMD: 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper in 2019

AMD has released a new slide deck for investors shedding light on its launch plans for this year. They include the Ryzen 3000-series CPUs, which are slated for "mid-year," as well as third-generation Threadripper chips sometime in 2019. The company has also slated its second-generation Ryzen Pro mobile products for notebooks this spring.

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AMD’s 2nd Gen EPYC (codenamed Rome) and 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors have a lot in common. EPYC will have eight 7nm Zen 2-based chiplets to provide up to 64 cores and an IO die. We expect the 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper to be built on the same platform, but we don't expect to see parity on power/core/frequency based on how the first generation Threadripper only offered half the cores of the 1st Gen EPYC. We would be pleasantly surprised if there was core configuration parity!