AMD reveals its 32-core Threadripper 2 CPU

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According to CEO Lisa Su, AMD's second generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are "on track" for launch in Q3 2018.

Although we don't know what their clock speeds will be, we do know that the new AMD chips will require quite a lot of power.

AMD's previous Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has 16-cores and 32 processing threads.

At Computex, AMD unveiled a second generation Threadripper CPU with 32 cores and 64 threads.


Being an APU, the chip also comes with its own graphics in the form of Radeon Vega 8 that has a clock speed of 1.1GHz.

The new Threadrippers will be compatible with the socket TR4 X399 motherboards AMD released a year ago, so enthusiasts can rip out their old Threadrippers and slot-in a new one, if they wish.

The company also announced EPYC server updates, including their new partnership with Cisco, the leading OEM in the industry, and Tencent Cloud, who announced (in Chinese) that it is now using AMD's EPYC processor moments before the press conference. So, stay tunned for more news and rumors about the new AMD Ryzen 2000 32-core/64 threads Threadripper.

AMD has gone down in history to be the producer of the world's first 7nm chip even though it isn't ready for mass production for consumer applications.


AMD's top Radeon executive made the argument that gaming and gaming GPUs assist everything from movies to social interaction, especially by virtually blasting each other in games like Fortnite. "Those are tied together with AMD's Infinity fabric that allows those four die to act like one monster processor working altogether", said AMD senior vice president and general manager of computing and graphics, Jim Anderson.

AMD showed a brief demo of a new 24-core version of Ryzen Threadripper (32GB DDR4-2666) pitted up against the 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE (32GB DDR4-3200) in Blender, and the AMD part of course finished first by a notable margin. AMD releases a slew of new CPU and GPU options for client compute uses and gaming.

Whether AMD can unlock all that potential is yet to be seen, but gamers should expect to see some of the benefits from the move to 7nm once AMD launch the first 7nm Navi graphics cards and 7nm Zen 2 CPUs sometime next year.


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