Talk about competition in the CPU market. Seemingly, Intel and AMD are competing even on leaks! What I mean is Ryzen 9! Yes, AMD's Ryzen 9 "Threadripper" CPU lineup has been leaked. They're reportedly coming out in June. Makes sense, since Intel's Core i9 CPUs are also coming out in June.
The word is Threadripper CPUs will be compatible with a modified version of AMD's SP3 socket, called "SP3r2". Which will be a part of a new desktop platform codenamed "Whitehaven". Whitehaven is allegedly bringing support for quad-channel DDR4 and 44 PCIe lanes.
Now coming back to the CPUs. Threadripper CPUs will be available in 16, 14, 12 and 10 Core variants.
16 Core CPUs: Ryzen 9 1998X and Ryzen 9 1998 feature 16 Cores and 32 Threads, with a TDP rating of 155W. While the flagship 1998X will run at 3.5GHz (base) or at 3.9GHZ with XFR, 1998 will have a slightly slower base clock of 3.2GHz and boost clock of 3.6GHz.
14 Core CPUs: Ryzen 9 1977X and Ryzen 9 1977 feature 14 Cores and 28 Threads. 1977X will run at a base clock of 3.5GHz and AMD's XFR technology can take it as far as 4.1GHz. It has a TDP rating of 155W. On the other hand, Ryzen 9 1977 is a 140W CPU running at 3.2GHz (base) and 3.6GHz (boost).
12 Core CPUs: We have 3 variants in the 12 Core/ 24 thread division- Ryzen 9 1976X, Ryzen 9 1956X and Ryzen 9 1956. The entry level 1956 and its big brother 1956X are both rated at 125W and will run at 3.0GHz (base)/ 3.7GHz (boost) and 3.2GHz (base)/ 3.8GHz (XFR), respectively.
And the 1976X is a higher end 12 core variant. It runs at a faster base clock of 3.6GHz and at 4.1GHz with XFR.
10 Core CPUs: Ryzen 9 1955X and Ryzen 9 1955 are the options available at 10 Cores/ 20 Threads division. Both of them have a rating of 125W. 1955X runs at 3.6GHz (base)/ 4.1GHz (XFR) and 1955 runs at 3.1GHz (base)/ 3.7GHz (boost).
As of yet, there's no hint of the price tag (for both Ryzen 9 and Core i9). But you should expect them to be very expensive.
So, that's all we know so far about Threadripper (perfect name for a monster). What do you make of these overwhelmingly strong CPUs? Does "Threadripper" title fits them?