Second-generation Ryzen Threadripper will have 32 cores, 64 threads


AMD is delivering about 30 percent more CPU performance and about 100 percent more GPU performance than its competition from Intel, Anderson said. Second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors are scheduled to launch in the third quarter of 2018 with outstanding performance expected in rendering, post production, and encoding workloads.

Although we don't know what their clock speeds will be, we do know that the new AMD chips will require quite a lot of power.

AMD for instance unleashed Threadripper Gen2 at 32-cores utilizing 12nm process technology, leveraging a "cost effective multi-die packaging" strategy.

After a long wait, the AMD RX Vega 56 Nano video card has been finally unveiled. The current generation Threadrippers make use of only two dies on the chip, the other two under the IHS are dead chips used for mechanical strain relief.

AMD has a new wave of X399 refresh motherboards coming to market now, but the Threadripper 2 processors are also backwards compatible with existing X399 motherboards. The Vega microarchitecture released past year in the form of the Vega 56 and Vega 64 not only failed to match inflated expectations, but graphics cards based on the GPUs also fell short of matching - let alone beating - Nvidia's top-of-the-range offerings.

Even if AMD wins now, everything could change later in the year if the rumours about Intel's "Canon Lake" CPUs turn out to be true.

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After the splash that AMD made with Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper in 2017, it should come as no surprise that AMD would follow-up with second generation variants.

"AMD's Zeppelin silicon has eight cores, and the first generation Threadripper uses two of them to get to the top-SKU of 16-cores".

AMD isn't giving away too many details on the new processors at this moment, but it did reveal this scintillating piece of news.

And what about AMD's 32-core behemoth? The event had earlier seen the introduction of new chips from Nvidia Corp. and Intel Corp., which will no doubt keep an eye on AMD's latest entries into the market.

AMD also announced that its first 7nm parts will be Vega GPUs that will power its Radeon Instinct family of accelerators. It's based on the 14nm FinFET manufacturing process with 64 ROPs, memory configuration of 8GB HBM2 with 2048-bit bus width and a TDP of 150W, which is considerably less than the power-hungry Vega 56 with 210W TDP.