AMD Unveils 16-core Ryzen ‘Threadripper’ Enthusiast CPU


Mar 25, 2003
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AMD has announced a new addition to it's consumer CPU line-up - a 16-core, 32 thread Ryzen beast that goes by the name of ‘Threadripper’. This is extreme high-end stuff, and will debut on a new motherboard platform. Even if you're not a high-end user, this is still important news - the current CPU war between AMD and Intel will likely result in better tech at a cheaper price for everyone.

Why this matters: Grab your popcorn, because after years of Intel domination, the CPU wars are on—and that's great news for PC enthusiasts. If previous Ryzen chip performance is a predictor of how Threadripper will do, the 32-thread chip should easily surpass Intel's current 10-core Core i7-6950X in heavily multi-threaded and heavy multi-tasking chores. "Ryzen Threadripper is targeted at the absolute ultra high-end of performance in desktop," Anderson said.

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