Only a few weeks ago AMD debuted their Ryzen 7 processor lineup which included 8 core, 16 thread processors based on their new Zen architecture. AMD really shook up the CPU market with this launch, but at the end of the day Intel’s 10 core 20 thread i7 6950X still remained supreme when it came to consumer processors. Well it looks like AMD is preparing an unmentioned 16 core, 32 thread Ryzen processor.
According to a new report this new Ryzen processor will be made for AMD’s X399 HEDT platform using the new LGA SP3r2 socket. The CPU will have 16 cores, 32 threads with a TDP of 150W. The CPU is designed as an MCM package, merging two Ryzen 7 style dies together, effectively joining a total of 4 CCX’s together. Clock speeds are set to be 2.4 GHz base and 2.8 GHz boost and it will feature a quad channel DDR4 controller.
This CPU likely shares a lot of the same technology as AMD’s 16-core, 32 thread Naples CPU. Both of these 16-core processors are still 4 to 6 months out. No word on pricing for this new Ryzen 16 core processor, but we would expect somewhere between $700 – $1000.