Before CES 2019 in January this year, rumours of a 16-core next-generation AMD Ryzen CPU began to circulate, but no such thing was Declared at the show.
Now, a few weeks before Computex 2019, these rumours are picking up steam . Noted Thai hardware leaker TUM_APISAK has posted specifications on Twitter of what he considers to be an engineering sample of a 16-core Ryzen CPU. The details were found in the online database of a reference, though he has not stated which one. It’s likely that the results come out of a sample shared by AMD with motherboard makers for validation before the processor’s official announcement, as suggested by Jim Parker of AdoredTV in the tweet’s remarks.
According to TUM_APISAK, the brand new CPU has 16 cores, a foundation clock rate of 3.3GHz along with a increase speed of 4.2GHz. If this is in reality an engineering sample, those speeds could improve prior to the official release of the chip as AMD makes final adjustments. The chip was analyzed on a motherboard based on the approaching X570 platform control. No other specifications are known, but it may be assumed that this processor supports multi-threading to get a total of 32 threads. The leaker has stated that he could post a screenshot of the benchmark soon.
It has been theorized that AMD will add a Ryzen 9 grade to its product line to match Intel’sCore i9 branding because of its highest-end desktop CPUs. AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su showed a working sample of an eight-core Ryzen CPU at CES 2019 with 2 different”chiplets” on one package; one eight-core expire and yet another modular IO die. There was clearly space for another eight-core expire on the package, making the flow somewhat expected.
AMD might announce its next-generation Ryzen 3000 series processors at Computex 2019, where CEO Lisa Su is set to provide the opening keynote address. She could rather tease or preview them with an official launch on July 7, a date chosen to highlight the 7nm architecture these processors will be built on. The Ryzen 3000 series is going to be constructed around the Zen two design , a refresh of the current Zen+ and Zen designs which have helped propel AMD back into a solid market position after many years trailing Intel.
Meanwhile, it’s all but certain that we’ll see AMD X570-based motherboards at Computex 2019. MSI has tweeted that a teaser cartoon of a single motherboard version with integrated Wi-Fi 6, with the amount 3000 flashing briefly on screen.
Additionally, Yuri Bubliy, an enthusiast and programmer of this Ryzen DRAM Calculator utility, has tweeted the Ryzen 3000 series will encourage DDR4 RAM at up to 5000MHz with overclocking.
Intel’s very own struggles with manufacturing 10nm CPUs and maintaining supplies of new 14nm models in stock should help AMD in the brief term. While Intel has committed to finally shipping 10nm CPUs in bulk this year, AMD will be launching 7nm desktop Ryzen CPUs as well as 7nm Epyc CPUs based on the’Rome’ structure for servers, and 7nm’Navi’ GPUs for data-centres and consumer graphics cards, all inside 2019.
It’s likely that AMD will increase core counts across the Ryzen 3000 lineup, with six cores and 12 threads possibly becoming standard across the Ryzen 3 range, also 12-core and 16-core options making up the higher-end Ryzen 7 or purported Ryzen 9 series.