AMD’s has announced a brand new family of Ryzen processors called Threadripper during its Financial Analyst Day briefing earlier today. These processors will join the company’s enthusiast-level Ryzen CPU offerings and will be made available to consumers in summer 2017.
During the announcement, the company pointed out that the Ryzen Threadripper line-up are “targeting the world’s fastest ultra-premium desktop systems,”. In other words, they are made for high end desktop (HEDT) market which is currently being served by the Ryzen 7 series.
While the target group of users is quite clear, the only major detail about the new processors that AMD has revealed at the event is that they will feature up to 16 core and 32 threads. According to rumors that we’ve heard from the scene, the Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will likely to be introduced as AMD Ryzen 9 CPU series.
Given its target market and possible capabilities, this means that Threadripper CPUs may come with hefty price tags. There are still more information to come as the company will discuss more about its new HEDT CPUs at the upcoming Computex 2017 later this month, so stay tuned.