For years, Intel has remained at the top of its game when it came to CPUs but all of that is about to change this year with the introduction of AMD’s 16-core, 32-threads CPU code named Ryzen Threadripper.
There have been rumors in the past about the possible development of this monster CPU, and now the rumors have finally been confirmed. On the company’s financial analyst day yesterday, Jim Anderson unmasked the new AMD Threadripper.
Technical details of the new computing chip were not revealed but we can assume with a 16-core, 32-threads computing power, the Threadripper will deliver incredible high-end performance for PCs that will far surpass any of its previous Ryzen models and even the latest Intel Broadwel-E 10-core Core i7-6950x. Among the few details that we do know is that the Threadripper will be based on Zen-architecture and will feature a new HEDT-platform with better bandwidth and memory.
The original announcement of the Threadripper was said to be due on the day of the Computex show, however we might assume this preliminary tease of the new chip was given as a heads up to its rival, Intel, that is rumored to release its own powerful CPU soon – the Skylake-E 12-core Core i9 with hyper-threading. AMD’s Threadripper might actually deliver better CPU performance than Intel’s Core i9, and may be ideal for multi-threading tasks such as motion graphics and video editing. However, as per its reputation, we do believe the Intel Core i9 will still deliver a better gaming experience.
Speaking of graphics, AMD also revealed the new Ryzen APU with a Vega-based GPU that will start shipping in latter part of 2017. In the meeting, AMD claimed the APU will have “50 percent increase in CPU performance and over 40 percent better graphics performance, at half the power of its previous generation.”
Threadripper vs. Skylake-E
AMD’s Threadripper has given some tough competition to Intel’s Skylake-E Core i9. The full details of the Threadripper will be released at Computex this summer and PC enthusiasts are waiting anxiously to know more. Do you think this could be the start of the CPU wars? Let us know in the comments below!