AMD’s new Ryzen 9 lineup has leaked out on the web. Code named Threadripper, the enthusiast CPU lineup comprises of 16, 14, 12 and 10 core parts with clock speeds up to 4.1GHz.
AMD’s Threadripper Ryzen 9 Lineup Looks Promising
Threadripper will be compatible with AMD’s modified Naples-based server SP3 socket, which is known as SP3r2. Furthermore, the CPUs include support for quad-channel DDR4 memory and 44 PCIe lanes as we spotted last week with the company’s HEDT (high-end desktop) platform, code named Whitehaven.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the Ryzen 9 lineup.
Ryzen 9 1998X & Ryzen 9 1998
The flagship Ryzen 9 1998X is a 16-core, 32-thread monster, featuring a core clock of 3.5GHz which can be further boosted to 3.9GHz with AMD’s Extended Frequency Range (XFR) feature. The CPU has a TDP rating of 155W – 5 watts less than Intel’s upcoming 12-core Skylake-X.
Its younger sibling Ryzen 9 1998 features the same number of cores and threads, with the same TDP. The only difference is slightly lower clock speeds of 3.2GHz base and 3.6GHz boost.
Ryzen 9 1977X & Ryzen 9 1977
The Ryzen 9 1877X features 14 cores and 28 threads, running at 3.5GHz base and 4.1GHz boost clock speeds with XFR. Like the 16 core parts, 1977X is also rated at 155W.
The other 14-core CPU, called Ryzen 9 1977, comes with a base clock speed of 3.2GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.7GHz. The chip also has a relatively lower TDP of 140W.
Ryzen 9 1976X, Ryzen 9 1956X & Ryzen 9 1956
The 12-core Ryzen 9 lineup features three SKUs. The Ryzen 9 1976X is the fastest of three, offering 12 cores and 24-threads clocked at 3.6GHz base and 4.1GHz boost. It is rated at 140W.
Next up is the Ryzen 9 1956X, which is a 125W part featuring a base clock speed of 3.2GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.8GHz.
The 1956 is an entry level 12-core part, with clock speeds of 3.0GHz base, 3.7GHz boost and a TDP of 125W.
Ryzen 9 1955X & Ryzen 9 1955
Finally, we have two 10-core CPUs. The Ryzen 9 1955X is clocked at 3.6GHz base and 4.0GHz boost. While, the 1955 offers clock speeds of 3.1GHz base and 3.7GHz boost. Both deca-core parts are rated at 125W.
HEDT Ryzen Whitehaven to Rival Intel X299 Skylake-X
The enthusiast Ryzen 9 lineup is considerably larger than the current Ryzen processor series so it won’t be compatible with Socket AM4. It’s going to be LGA, rather than PGA, which means the pins will be on the socket instead of the CPUs.
The Whitehaven Ryzen will compete directly with Intel’s upcoming HEDT X299 platform which features up to 12-core Skylake-X CPUs. The Whitehaven platform not only offers more cores and threads compared to its Intel’s counterpart, but also more I/O, storage and L3 cache.
In order to be competitive, Intel will need to launch their HEDT X299 platform with a price cut for maximum effect otherwise AMD is well on its way to displacing it from the performance throne.
AMD is expected to showcase its Ryzen 9 lineup and Whitehaven platform at Computex 2017 during May 30th – June 3rd. What do you think of Threadripper Ryzen 9 lineup? Let us know in the comments.