Intel designs a 28-core CPU at 5GHz, a real monster

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Intel designs a 28-core CPU at 5GHz, a real monster

For the second generation of the Threadripper chipsets, which AMD is calling the Threadripper 2000-series, AMD has converted the two inactive chips to active ones, resulting in 8×4 which is 32 cores compared to the 16 on the first gen.

AMD's Ryzen 12nm 2nd-generation CPUs are due to launch in Q3 2018, following the launch of the second-generation Ryzen.

An official press release was later added by AMD on their official website including the OEM partners that will make use of the Threadripper processor with 32-cores and 64 processing threads.

AMD will be launching several new models including a staggering 32-core and 64-threads processor. Su didn't specify if the new gaming graphics card would feature the Vega architecture, but we expect it to come with the next-gen Navi architecture. AMD confirmed that Threadripper 2 will be able to fit on the same motherboard socket as the first generation of Threadripper so that users don't need to buy a new motherboard if they want to just upgrade to the second generation chip.

AMD didn't reveal any formal benchmarks but claims it means the new Threadripper CPUs are significantly faster running creative workloads, like rendering graphics in Blender, than Intel's top Core i9 CPU.

Sadly, AMD's CEO Lisa Su already crushed any glimmer of hope for a 7nm Vega card intended for gamers this year.

AMD is now sampling the 7nm Vega GPU to its partners and will launch it to the general market in the second half of 2018.

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) saw its stock advance on Wednesday after the company updated its product road map at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.

The Threadripper 2 has four active Zen+ silicon dies inside connected via AMD's Infinity Fabric.

It'll likely cost more than the AMD's current 16-core Threadripper CPU, which costs nearly $1,000 when they're released later this year.

As AMD will be competing against Intel's 28-core processor, it would be very interesting to see the stance of AMD regarding the release price.

Those focused on machine learning, however, can look forward to a staggering 32GB high-bandwidth memory (HBM2) VRAM that boosts performance by approximate 1.35 times and doubles power efficiency.

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