AMD Unveils 16 core Ryzen 9 1998X ‘threadripper’.
The completion between AMD and Intel seems to be heating up. Recently, Intel had unveiled its newest range of extremely powerful ‘Core-X series’ Desktop processors, a Core i9 family and 18 core desktop chip at the Computex 2017 in Taipei.
AMD is not far behind in the completion anymore as it unveiled its new 16 core Ryzen 9 Cpu the Ryzen 9 1998X at the Computex 2017 press event. This new CPU is set to take on Intel’s 18 core iCore i9 high-end desktop processor.
The new Ryzen 9 CPU will form part of AMD’s high-end desktop X399 platform and will feature up to 16 cores and 32 threads, 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes and quad DDR4 memory. The new Ryzen 9 CPUs codenamed ‘Threadripper’ are base model sporting 10 cores on the CPU. This chip is easily more powerful than the high-end Ryzen 7 CPUs that was launched 3 months ago.
However, there are no details regarding 1998 X’s base and turbo clock speeds or the price. But it is rumored to price competitively to that of the Intel’s. AMD would be shipping these from summer 2017.
Lisa T. Su CEO of AMD said,
“Our message is that for the true enthusiast-class performance capability this combination will be an incredible combination,”