At the recently concluded AMD event at Computex 2017 also mentioned the high-performance AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor, which will compete with the presented yesterday Intel Core processors, the X-skylake i9.
At the presentation of AMD, representatives demonstrated a desktop flagship Ryzen Threadripper from the scene, allowing to estimate its dimensions visually. As we have repeatedly pointed out, to get the 16-core chip manufacturer need only be placed on the substrate, two eight-crystal.
As soon as the opportunity to peek under the lid of the processor, it will be possible to verify this personally. Unfortunately, the parameters, the model number and price are not told. Moreover, it is called AMD and the exact release date of their AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor, saying only that it will happen in the summer.
However, now we know a few key features of AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor that distinguish them from Intel HEDT-processors. All CPU Ryzen Threadripper number of PCIe 3.0 lines was 64 against 44 in the 10-core model Core i9-7900X cost of $ 999 (model below the rank of limited 28 lines). Such an abundance of lines will connect multiple graphics cards in x16 mode, using all the lines PCIe. In addition, all CPU Ryzen Threadripper get built four-channel memory controller, which is able to work with the modules DDR4-3200, and will offer 16 MB of L3 cache.
By ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE and MSI have already begun to announce the motherboard chipset X399, designed for AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors.