Ryzen 16-core 'Threadripper'


If the previous 6 and 8 core Ryzen CPUs from AMD weren't enough, good news, coming in the summer of 2017 you'll be able to get the 'Threadripper" 16 core Ryzen models. Of course most people don't need 16 cores, but with a name like Threadripper, why wouldn't you get one anyways? No pricing is available yet, but chances are good they'll be more on the higher end but most likely still cheaper than other workstation chips that offer similar numbers of cores. ExtremeTech has the story.

AMD’s Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors have already punched holes in Intel’s product lines. The Ryzen 5 1600X is a six-core / 12-thread CPU at $250, compared with over $400 for its Intel counterpart, and the eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 1800X ($500) compares well with Intel’s Core i7-6900K at $1,100. AMD’s financial analyst day yesterday wasn’t just a discussion of data center and deep learning workloads — enthusiasts got some serious love as well.