The Threadripper is rumoured to be compatible with the modified version of SP3 server socket that was originally designed for the yet to be launched Naples server parts.
This rumor comes hot on the heels of another that touts the potential of Intel releasing, for the first time ever, Core i9 chips. Until now we didn't know how its new socket would be like, but this new leak gives us a look at it.
Starting with the big boys, we've got the 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 1998X and Ryzen 9 1998. These CPUs will feature a base clock of 3.5GHz and will boost to 3.9GHz, XFR technology is also supported by these CPUs and the CPUs will be able to overclock themselves automatically according to the cooling solution that you are using. Both CPUs are rated at 155W TDP. There are two CPUs in this category. However, the new Turbo Clock 3.0 mode will allow it to bring the base frequencies to a really high level whenever necessary.
AMD's purported 14C/28T processors will arrive as the Ryzen 9 1977X with a base 3.5GHz clock and boost of 4.1GHz on a 155W TDP.
Three 12-core/24-thread processors will be available: Ryzen 9 1976X with 3.6/4.1GHz base/boost clocks and 140W TDP, while Ryzen 9 1956X is 125W TDP and runs at 3.2/3.8GHz. The third CPU in the category is the Ryzen 9 1956, it features a base clock of 3.0GHz and boosts to 3.7GHz. Both will have 16 cores but will be running at a slightly different base and boost clocks.
As for gaming, these new chips might be a little overkill.
It will be interesting to see how well these CPUs perform as compared to the competition. Price is likely to be a big factor here too. With the specs on the 1200 being so close to matching the low end of the Ryzen 5 lineup though we're probably not going to see a more powerful Ryzen 3 chip than the one that's already been leaked. But if you're doing more than just gaming, like heavy video editing, more cores could be very enticing.
Someone in the Asus camp might be getting a smack right about now as a product sheet for their RoG Crosshair VI Hero motherboard confirms previously leaked specs for AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3 1200 CPU.
We have been hearing about this silent monster that AMD has with 16C/32T of CPU performance, something that has been referred to as ThreadRipper and is launching in June.