AMD has had a fantastic 2019; however, the year isn’t over, but. Team Red will release a pair of upgrades for the desktop CPU market in a couple of weeks with the launch of its 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X (first teased final summer time) and the upcoming 32 core Threadripper 3970X and 24 core Threadripper 3960X. There is additionally a brand-new platform for the brand new Threadripper CPUs and a low-value Athlon half for $50.
Overall, this can be a momentous set of launches for AMD. The shortage of improving compatibility for first and second-generation Threadripper house owners is an unlucky loss; however, the 32-core Ryzen 9 3970X appears to be as if it may rewrite the principles of excessive-finish desktop efficiency. The 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X at $750 is cost at a premium above AMD’s different cores. However, AMD was at all times prone to set up an excessive-finish marketplace for its chips. Intel has finished no totally different for many years, and AMD has performed a vital position in making desktop computing cheaper over the previous 2.5 years.
There have been constant rumors of a 64-core Threadripper rising this era; however, no such chip has tipped up, and AMD hasn’t stated something about confirming one. It’s not shocking that AMD would need to preserve its halo CPU core counts for the server market. Intel has larger core count Xeons coming subsequent year, with 38-core Ice Lake server components and 48-core Cooper Lake socketed chips coming as nicely (built on 10nm and 14nm, respectively). With socketed 48-core chips coming, AMD could also be ready to see how Intel introduces these chips and the place it positions them earlier than making any strikes of its personal. Alternately, it could merely plan to maintain Threadripper as a 32-core for now or to launch a 64-core chip at a later date.