AMD’s consistent efforts to make a comeback in the CPU and GPU space is finally showing signs of a rewarding future. AMD’s Ryzen CPU is one that cannot be under-estimated – it packs in true machine intelligence featuring 8 processor cores, 16 threads and an astonishingly efficient 65W TDP. And now, AMD’s new ultimate desktop platform – Threadripper – has begun to make waves. AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper is well on its way to becoming the most powerful consumer CPU ever introduced. Will this steal the show from Intel?

AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper 1998X and Threadripper 1998 get early listing

AMD’s consumer offerings are soon expected to get the HEDT X399 and X390 platform. Codenamed Whitehaven, the X399 platform and the Threadripper will probably bring in a disruption in the CPU market. Intel has long dominated the CPU industry, but it looks like AMD’s latest and greatest offerings are prompting Intel to sit back and do a reality check. Again.

Featuring 16 cores and 32 threads, Ryzen Threadripper is expected to give the same performance (or even better, according to some reports) as the current high-end Intel products. The Ryzen Threadripper 1998X SKU comes with a base clock of 3.5GHz and a boost clock that goes all the way till 3.9GHz. With a TDP of 155W and a quad channel DDR4 memory, the SKU comes with 44 PCIe lanes.

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AMD’s Threadripper lineup, targeted mainly for the consumer market, essentially uses the same dies as the EPYC processors – the only primary difference between EPYC and Threadripper is that EPYC will come with SP3 socket that’s capable of supporting 2 Processors and 64 Cores with 128 Threads while the Threadripper can only support 1 processor and the modified SP3r2 socket.

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Threadripper 1998X and 1998 have been recently spotted in a search result on Skroutz. The detailed information is unavailable but the main specs have been captured in the picture. The recent listing also gives an indication that these are expected to be launched soon.

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