The Computex last week saw Intel to present to the public the Processors Skylake X , that will use the high-end platform solutions Basin Falls with X299 chipset and LGA 2066. For the first time in years, AMD has responded promptly to his opponent talking about upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper , addressed to the same range of users and at a price which should be very competitive.
Ryzen ThreadRipper will, at least for the moment, a maximum configuration 16 Core with SMT support, ie 32 Core logic, side by side at the same time by a high-profile platform, with DDR4 Quad-Channel, 64 PCI-E lines, X399 chipset and support to all latest-generation standard.
Like Intel, AMD has also planned several models, and over the top of Ryzen ThreadRipper 1998 to 16 Core range, even less expensive models come with 10, 12 and 14 Core.
Both producers have already sent the first sample to the partners, who in turn have already started to test them on new cars expected on the market in the fall (hopefully); between these Alienware apparently is testing a new system (desktop) that uses the Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920, a CPU Core 12 and 24 Thread with base frequency of 3.2 GHz .
There are no other technical details, according to the source, however, are different from the sample ThreadRipper available. For the moment, however, only in configuration to 16:12 Core. The latest rumors AMD also want very aggressive on this market segment: the Ryzen ThreadRipper 16 Core could be priced around 850/900 $ , with a top range of slightly more expensive ($ 999).
We can do is wait for the next move by AMD, maybe an official event that would give a glimpse of the potential of these CPUs.