AMD to launch a high performance platform (HEDT) focused on the professional sector and that translates into making use of a new chipset AMD X399 accompanied by a Quad Channel memory configuration. More PCI-Express lines and of course, new processors, where for now we know that there will be a 16-core model accompanied by 32 threads that will work at a Base / Turbo frequency of 2.40 / 2.80 GHz with a TDP of 150W.
16-core AMD Ryzen would be announced in May for $ 999
A reliable source such as ChipHell indicates that this processor would cost $ 999, when it arrives after 4-6 months, but you can expect details of it at Computex 2017 (May). The rumor indicates that:
“Public knowledge by now, but AMD has a new HEDT platform coming out in a couple of months. You’ll see more of it at Computex I believe. It’s a 16 core /32 Thread, quad channel behemoth. And it is insanely quick in the tests that Ryzen is already excelling at. So Cinebench, and all other related productivity programs.
The gaming issues that were causing the Ryzen AM4 CPUs to behave erratically to say the least have been ironed out. It’s akin to a newer revision on a newer platform. This should be competing with the Xeon and of course 6950X Intel offers for $1700~$1800USD.
The CPUs are pretty big physically, about twice the size of current 6950X CPUs and a bit more perhaps. And if you were hoping for pins, nope, it’s strictly LGA! It’s NOT 8 channel, but Quad. Will be a splendid competition between X299 and this AMD platform.
Skylake-X is pretty good, not revolutionary, but a meaningful step up in IPC and the clocks are pretty high as well. If Intel will have a 32 core part to compete on X299 remains to be seen, but the HEDT platform is going to change quite a bit in the next 4 to 6 months.?”