Details have surfaced of an additional line of Ryzen CPUs from AMD for the high-end desktop (HEDT) market by the name of Ryzen 9. Previously under the codename “Threadripper,” the Ryzen 9 line reportedly contains nine different models that will span four different core/thread configurations.
Keep in mind that the rumors may not be 100 percent accurate, but according to Guru3D via WikiChip, the following will make the lineup of AMD Ryzen 9 processors:
|Ryzen 9 CPU||Cores/Threads||Core Clock||Boost Clock||TDP|
|1998X||16 / 32||3.5GHz||3.9GHz||155W|
|1998||16 / 32||3.2GHz||3.6GHz||155W|
|1977X||14 / 28||3.5GHz||4.0GHz||155W|
|1977||14 / 28||3.2GHz||3.7GHz||140W|
|1976X||14 / 28||3.6GHz||4.1GHz||140W|
|1956X||12 / 24||3.2GHz||3.8GHz||125W|
|1956||12 / 24||3.0GHz||3.7GHz||125W|
|1955X||10 / 20||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||125W|
|1955||10 / 20||3.1GHz||3.7GHz||125W|
Currently, the Ryzen 7 1800X is AMD’s top-of-the-line CPU and sports eight cores and 16 threads. It excels in video production and image rendering tasks, especially considering its relatively modest price tag. Ryzen 9 CPUs would not be intended for gaming applications alone; HEDT processors cater to users that multitask with several CPU intensive programs.
Similarly, details on Intel’s upcoming high-end processors, the Core i9 line, have surfaced. The most robust model seen from the Intel rumors, the Core i9-7920X, is said to feature 12 cores and 24 threads, a successor to the i7-6950X. Additional SKUs with six, eight, and ten-core configurations would compete with AMD’s multi-core offerings.
It seems that information is leaking as we approach Computex, which will take place from May 30 to June 1 this year. It’s the largest PC hardware convention, and AMD will be holding a press conference on May 31 to likely reveal Vega GPUs and additional Ryzen CPUs.