AMD has taken the opportunity during its Computex 2017 event to share more details about its highly anticipated Ryzen Threadripper family of CPUs. These AMD processors are, of course, the company’s counter to Intel’s recently announced Core i9 line of CPUs.
The first major detail that was announced during AMD’s press conference was that the Threadripper family will be launched in summer 2017. Unfortunately, the company made no mention obout the specific individual Ryzen Threadripper SKUs.
Another interesting specification of Threaripper CPUs that was mentioned during AMD’s event was they’ll come with 64 PCIe gen 3 lanes. Intel’s monstrous Core i9-7900X only has 44. Besides that, all Ryzen Threadripper will also feature quad-channel DDR4 memory support as well. Some of Intel’s Core X HEDT offerings only come with dual-channel support.
AMD did, however, showcase the performance of an unspecified Threadripper CPU. The HEDT processor was tested using Blender and it performed impressively; the CPU managed to complete the Blender test rather quickly, but no official duration was mentioned.
That aside, AMD has mentioned that some of its partners have already showcased their X399 motherboard. For those who aren’t aware: AMD’s Threadripper CPUs will be utilising the X399 chipset. We do expect to see plenty of X399 motherboards here in Computex 2017, so stay tuned.