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AMD Claims a 32 Core Processor, To Be Launched Later This Year

AMD teased its second-generation Threadripper processors with 32 cores at the ongoing Computex 2018 event.

The chipset maker announced that its upcoming processor will include four 8-core Ryzen APUs to handle 64 processing threads at a time which will be double the capabilities of the original Threadripper, The Verge reported. AMD further revealed that the processor will be built using 12nm process and will be made available in the third quarter of this year.

Last year, AMD’s president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su took the wraps off a set of three desktop processors based on this architecture, aimed squarely at the enthusiast and professional segment.

Su announced that the goal was to achieve an increase in the Instructions Per Clock (IPC) improvement of 40 percent over their previous chip generation, but revealed that the new ‘Ryzen’ processors achieved a 52 percent gain. Three processors have been unveiled as part of this new family of desktop chips: the Ryzen 7 1700, Ryzen 7 1700X and the Ryzen 7 1800X.

Based on a new 14-nanometer manufacturing process, they use an 8-core 16-thread design, built to run applications that can leverage their multi-core architecture such as gaming, video encoding, 3D visualization and the like. They pack about 4.8 billion transistors and, interestingly, contain 2 Km of internal wiring.

The Ryzen 7 1700 opens the range with a clock speed of 3GHz that boosts to 3.7GHz while the Ryzen 7 1700X has a base clock speed of 3.4GHz, boosting to 3.8GHz. Both processors have a thermal design power (TDP) rating of 65 Watts, which describes the amount of heat generated by the chip when in typical operation. Topping the range, the Ryzen 7 1800X has a TDP of 95 Watts and runs at a frequency of 3.6GHz with the ability to boost to 4GHz.
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