Friday, February 23, 2018
All NewsHardware News

AMD Ryzen Could Only Be 4-Core and 8-Core

An interesting theory has popped up over on Thai-based website zolkorn. They are speculating that AMD can only release 4-core and 8-core Ryzen models both with and without hyper-threading. This means that AMD will not release 6-core or even dual-core Ryzen processors.

ryzen

They have explained their thoughts on this. Ryzen processors are built out of partitions that each have 4 physical cores in one module. Typical AMD processors had a dual-core setup, so if you wanted an 8-core or 6-core chip you would have 3 or 4 of these partitions active.

So now if AMD has a 4-core partition design that means that only 4-core or 8-core processors are possible. Now there could be the possibility that AMD can somehow laser cut two cores in a 4 core module to disable them, but that is just speculation at this point. But as of right now no 2 or 6-core modules have been mentioned from AMD.

One thing we do know is that we will for sure see four and eight core models.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
  • Alexvrb

    “They have explained their thoughts on this. Ryzen processors are built out of partitions that each have 4 physical cores in one module. Typical AMD processors had a dual-core setup, so if you wanted an 8-core or 6-core chip you would have 3 or 4 of these partitions active.”

    At this point there’s no solid evidence that they lack the *capability* to fuse off a defective core or two. But that doesn’t mean they will either. If yields are good they simply won’t bother. It’s more profitable to sell fully enabled chips. Heck some enthusiasts figured out how to disable one core per module in the BIOS with BD-based chips and select motherboards. If they can do it, so can AMD.

    On unrelated note, the ads on this site are too much for a light powered laptop. I’m turning my adblocker back on. Sorry but your fault for making them so heavy.

Advertisment ad adsense adlogger