AMD might have looked on the verge of bringing a sword to a gunfight after Intel announced its 28-core processor yesterday, however, within 24 hours the roles have seemingly reversed. And if you ask AMD, the progress was incremental, if anything.

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At Computex 2018, the company has unveiled Threadripper 2, the second-generation of its ultimate consumer processor lineup, with the star of the show being a 32-core processor with 64 threads.

Planned at The Start

AMD remarks the caricature of the 32-core flagship processor was drawn at the time of the original generation’s unveiling, which helps to understand the retaining of the 4094-pin TR4 socket. The chip was made by joining 4 dies of 8 cores each, forming a familiar-looking behemoth of a unit, which would still work in existing setups.

AMD also unveiled a second processor, which will come with 24 cores and 48 threads instead, still sitting a bar above the existing lineup. Both the chips are made on the 12nm Zen+ architecture, like the recent Ryzen chips from AMD.

Each of them is clocked at 3.0GHz by default (turbo of up to 3.4 GHz with a proper system), and have a TDP of 250W. The 24 and 32-core processors have an L3 cache of 48 and 64 MB, each.

Launch Date

The Threadripper 2 line will launch in the third quarter of this year, with prices yet to be announced. The current 16-core flagship Threadripper costs $999, so the 32-core chip might retail are just around twice that at most, however, would likely fall short of the prices Intel commands for its competing chips.

Originally Published on ProPakistani.com

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