AMD has been very busy lately with their CPU and their GPU, we’ve been getting a lot of information; it seems like almost everyday now. My last article was about Intel Core i9 and in response AMD answered it with a 16 Core 32 Thread “THREADRIPPER”. Intel got nothing on AMD, Intel has their 12 Core 20 Thread monster, AMD has Thread ripper a 16 Core 32 Thread behemoth. AMD just laid the smack down on Intel with core counts here.
AMD self proclaimed the fastest CPU for the high-end, when you look at the specs you can’t help but agree that this could be the fastest CPU for the high-end.
Looking at this chart, AMD Ryzen 9 is not one CPU but a line of 9 CPU’s which is overwhelming. Ryzen 9 will have 10, 12, 14 and 16 core CPU. Each with a XFR and a non XFR variant. If you want to buy an Intel CPU you would have to go for a high-end Core i9 and AMD on the other hand is enabling 44 PCIe lanes across all their Ryzen 9 so the consumer can get what’s in their budget without sacrificing the stuff like PCIe lane or the memory type that they could use.
Ryzen 9 will support quad channel DDR4 3200 memory across the board. Ryzen 9 also has a lower TDP requirement compared to Intel’s by 5. Clock speed looks low but it falls in line with Intel’s Core i9 plus with boost Ryzen 9 can get up to 4.0 to 4.1 ghz.
AMD have competed with Intel for so long and they know what works and what doesn’t. And what’s working for them now is the core counts that they are adding into all their CPU. We are expecting the pricing for the Ryzen 9 to be just as disruptive as when the Ryzen 7 came out. AMD “THREADRIPPER” is taking on Intel Skylake-X.
What do you think of the “THREADRIPPER” Ryzen 9 CPU line? Do you think that there is way too many CPU’s in here or you are one of those who like options and maybe that’s just perfect for you. Please let us know in the comment section below