AMD announced its new Ryzen Threadripper 2 CPUs earlier today during a press conference at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. The new processors will feature up to 32 cores and 64 threads, doubling the number of cores of the original and trouncing Intel’s upcoming 28-core chip the company announced the day before. The second-generation Threadripper CPUs will be released in third quarter of this year.
The new CPUs will be built on AMD’s new 12nm process and Zen+ architecture, which also backs the company’s other second-generation Ryzen desktop CPUs. The new Threadripper 2 CPUs will still use the same TR4 socket as the original Threadripper chips so those who already own an X399 motherboard will be able to use them with the new processors. AMD did not mention the clock speeds the new chips will run at although they did mentioned that they will run at a TDP of 250W, which is a pretty large increase from the 180W of the Threadripper 1950X.
AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su said in a statement: “At Computex 2018 we demonstrated how the strongest CPU and GPU product portfolio in the industry gets even stronger in the coming months. Our upcoming 7nm and 12nm products build on the momentum of our Ryzen, Radeon, and EPYC processors, positioning AMD to lead the next generation of high-performance computing in markets from premium devices and gaming to machine learning and the datacenter.”
The company also showed off its new 7nm based Radeon Vega GPU that’s specifically designed for professional and datacenter applications, although the company mentioned that users should “stay tuned” for 7nm consumer GPUs. Hopefully AMD unveils these new consumer GPUs sooner rather than later.
AMD will be releasing several variants of its Ryzen Threadripper 2 CPUs including a 24-core version, with the previously mentioned 32-core, 64-thread variant sitting at the top of the heap. The company also didn’t mention just how much the new chips will cost but we’ll probably find that information out the closer we get to their release dates. You can check out the VOD of the entire press conference below: