AMD Ryzen 9 3800X Zen 2 16-Core 32-Thread CPU Outed In Specs Leak
Rumor has it AMD plans to kick off 2019 with a bang. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is right around the corner, and that's where AMD will reportedly unveil several Zen 2 processors, including a monster processor with 16 cores and 32 threads that is not part of its Threadripper family.
That would be the Ryzen 9 3800X, and along with a bunch of other unreleased Ryzen 3000 series CPUs, it was leaked on a Russian retailer's website. According to the listing, the Ryzen 9 3800X is a 16-core/32-thread processor with a 3.9Ghz base clock and 4.7GHz boost clock. To keep all those cores and threads ticking, it has a 125W TDP, supposedly.
Depending on price, AMD could have a hugely popular chip on its hands for the enthusiast market. Consider that the Ryzen 7 2700X has half the number of cores and threads, and is clocked slower with a 3.7GHz base clock and 4.3GHz boost clock.
That's assuming the leaked specs are legitimate, of course. In addition to the Ryzen 9 3800X, the Russian retailer leaked the following SKUs:
- Ryzen 7 3700X: 12 cores / 24 threads, 4.2GHz to 5GHz, 105W TDP
- Ryzen 7 3700: 12 cores / 24 threads, 3.8GHz to 4.6GHz, 95W TDP
- Ryzen 5 3600X: 8 cores / 16 threads, 4GHz to 4.8GHz, 95W TDP
- Ryzen 5 3600: 8 cores / 16 threads, 3.6GHz to 4.4GHz, 65W TDP
- Ryzen 3 3300X: 6 cores / 12 threads, 3.5GHz to 4.3GHz, 65W TDP
- Ryzen 3 3300: 6 cores / 12 threads, 3.2GHz to 4GHz, 50W TDP
The raw specs alone are noteworthy, though also keep in mind that the Zen 2 stack should introduce some architectural improvements as well. These will be AMD's first mainstream processors built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, which could potentially mean better power efficiency, plus whatever performance optimizations AMD bakes into its new chips.
AMD's Zen 2 lineup would also put more pressure on rival Intel, which is expected to ship its 10-nanometer Cannon Lake processors in volume towards the end of the year.
CES 2019 runs from Sunday, January 6 through Friday, January 11.