A couple of weeks ago, we reported on how AMD’s motherboard partners had already received some of the company’s Ryzen 3000 series CPUs for testing, which ranged from four cores to eight cores. Now it appears that the semiconductor company has already begun releasing its more powerful 12-cores and 16-cores variants to motherboard makers.
Hints of the CPUs with their high core counts were leaked via a tweet by popular leakster APISAK (@TUM_APISAK). To be precise, his tweet listed down that he discovered a 16-core CPU running on AMD’s upcoming Zen 2 CPU architecture. The further details its base and boost clock speed. Of 3.3GHz and 4.2GHz, respectively.
The tweet goes on to say that the CPU in question had been tested on an “MB X570”; clearly a direct reference to AMD’s upcoming X570 motherboard series. Unfortunately, APISAK was unable to decode the name of the CPU in question.
Zen2 ES 16 Core
Base clock 3.3 Ghzฺ
Boost clock 4.2 Ghz
This CPU name can't decode by decode chart
— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) May 9, 2019
APISAK’s discovery of the CPU was also confirmed by technology YouTuber Jim (@AdoredTV). Who responded to APISAK’s tweet with one of his own. Saying that AMD was indeed sharing two CPU SKUs to motherboard makers.
And despite being unable to share any additional details on the matter, Jim ended his tweet saying that the 12-cores Ryzen 3000 CPU will have “really high clock speeds.” But is uncertain if the CPU’s performance and benchmark numbers will make online before their impending launch.
I can't leak the details but AMD have been showing at least two CPUs around the mobo makers. The 16C Apisak found is very likely to be one of the chips they were showing.
The other one was 12 cores and really high clock speeds. ;) I don't know if they benched it online though.
— Jim (@AdoredTV) May 10, 2019
In any case, we’ll just have to wait until AMD’s Computex 2019 keynote this month to find out if its third generation Ryzen CPUs will be announced.