Before CES 2019 in January this year, rumours of Some 16-core next-generation AMD Ryzen CPU Started to circulate, but no such thing was Declared at the show.
Now, a few weeks before Computex 2019, those rumours are picking up steam . Noted Thai hardware leaker TUM_APISAK has posted specifications on Twitter of what he believes to be an engineering sample of a 16-core Ryzen CPU. The details were found in the internet database of a reference, though he has not stated which one. It is likely that the outcomes are out of a sample shared by AMD with motherboard makers for validation before the chip’s official statement, as indicated by Jim Parker of AdoredTV in the tweet’s comments.
According to TUM_APISAK, the unnamed CPU has 16 cores, a base clock rate of 3.3GHz and a increase speed of 4.2GHz. If this is in fact an engineering sample, those speeds could improve before the official launch of this chip as AMD makes closing adjustments. The processor was analyzed on a motherboard based on the upcoming X570 platform control. No other specifications are known, but it can be assumed that this chip supports multi-threading for a total of 32 threads. The leaker has said that he might post a screenshot of the benchmark soon.
It has previously been speculated that AMD will include a Ryzen 9 grade to its product lineup to match Intel’sCore i9 branding because of its highest-end background CPUs. AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su showed a working sample of an eight-core Ryzen CPU at CES 2019 using two distinct”chiplets” on one package; one eight-core die and another modular IO expire. There was clearly space for a second eight-core die on the package, making the leak somewhat anticipated.
AMD might announce its next-generation Ryzen 3000 series processors at Computex 2019, where CEO Lisa Su is set to deliver the opening keynote address. She could instead tease or preview them with a formal launch on July 7, a date selected to highlight the 7nm architecture that these processors will be built on. The Ryzen 3000 series is going to be constructed around the Zen 2 architecture, a refresh of the present Zen+ and Zen designs that have helped propel AMD back to a strong market position after many years monitoring Intel.
Meanwhile, it’s all but certain that we’ll see AMD X570-based motherboards in Computex 2019. MSI has tweeted that a teaser cartoon of one motherboard model with integrated Wi-Fi 6, with the number 3000 flashing on screen.
Also, Yuri Bubliy, an enthusiast and programmer of this Ryzen DRAM Calculator utility, has tweeted the Ryzen 3000 series will support DDR4 RAM at up to 5000MHz with overclocking. According to Hothardware.com, this would be rather a speed bump over current-gen Ryzen CPUs.
Intel’s own struggles with manufacturing 10nm CPUs and maintaining supplies of new 14nm versions in stock should help AMD in the brief term. While Intel has committed to eventually shipping 10nm CPUs in bulk this year, AMD will be launching 7nm desktop Ryzen CPUs as well as 7nm Epyc CPUs according to the’Rome’ structure for servers, and 7nm’Navi’ GPUs for data-centres and consumer graphics cards, all inside 2019.
It is likely that AMD increases core counts across the Ryzen 3000 lineup, with six cores and 12 threads possibly becoming standard across the Ryzen 3 range, and 12-core and 16-core choices making up the higher-end Ryzen 7 or imagined Ryzen 9 series.