Last year, AMD came up with a 16 core CPU. This year, AMD one up's itself by coming up with a 32 core CPU! So called the "Threadripper," this CPU will have a total of 32 cores and 64 threads. This chip is said to launch sometime in the third quarter of this year. Intel also just announced that they're working on a 28-core, 5GHz cpu. So much excitement, so little time!
Jim Anderson tells Engadget that when they "were bringing out 16-core, we already had on the drawing board the 32-core." That's one of the reason it can drop into the same TR4 socket, is because up front we had that in mind. I think Ryzen has had a big impact on the industry, but the best thing about is is that it's driven innovation and competition back in the industry," he said. "And that's good for everybody, and it's especially good for end users. I think having Intel react to us just benefits end users. I also think it's nice to see AMD back to its heritage of pushing the industry."
This new Threatripper chip will run on AMD's 12nm Zen+ architecture, which is in the same vein as AMD's newest Ryzen desktop CPUs. The chip will have higher clock speeds, improved boost features, and more efficient performance.
Pretty amazing that only a few years ago, everybody was so excited to see release dual core and Four Core CPUs. Now we're moving into 32 core CPU territory! Amazing.