AMD Allegedly Prepping Monster Ryzen Threadripper Zen 2 CPU With 64 Cores / 128 Threads For Q4

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Back in early May, AMD released a new, updated 2019 desktop processor roadmap that mysteriously left off third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors based on the 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. This absence was notable because AMD's previous March 2019 roadmap update featured the processors.

Speculation ran rampant, with the popular opinion being that since the mainstream AM4 Ryzen 3000 processors were at the time rumored to be available in 12- and 16-core configurations, maybe AMD simply didn't need a separate Ryzen Threadripper lineup anymore. However, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su batted down those rumors at Computex 2019, stating, “I don’t think we ever said that Threadripper was not going to continue—it somehow took on a life of its own on the Internet. You will see more [Threadripper] from us; you will definitely see more.

“If mainstream is moving up, then Threadripper will have to move up, up—and that’s what we’re working on."

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Well, if this latest rumor is accurate, AMD definitely does have something BIG in store for its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors. Sources for WCCFTech have indicated that AMD is looking to double Ryzen Threadripper core counts once again; that means that the incoming crop of processors will top out at a staggering 64-cores. That is some serious horsepower for a HEDT/workstation-class processor.

The current flagship of the second-generation Ryzen Threadripper family is the 2990WX, which has a total of 32 physical cores capable of executing 64 threads. This new Ryzen Threadripper 3000 flagship would offer 64 cores and a total of 128 threads. According to these same sources, the new Ryzen Threadripper 3000 family will be accompanied by a new X599 chipset, likely with PCIe 4.0 support like the consumer X570 platform. It's also said that the X599 with still support the existing TR4 CPU socket.

Of course, we have to take this information with a big grain of salt at this time, but if we look back at Su's comments about Threadripper, it makes perfect sense. This new 64-core chip is rumored to arrive in Q4 2019 priced at between $2,500 to $3,000 which would make it an absolute bargain in the many-core workstation CPU market.