That AMD is going to launch a 16-core Ryzen 3000 series processor is almost certain. Yes, as you read it. We all know how this works with leaks, and really until the network one has not made it official, we should keep distance with this information, but our dear Tum Apisak has published a tweet detailing the specifications of that possible 16 cores and 32 AMD threads . Apparently the Twitter user has one of the first samples of engineering, one of the test chips that Intel and the network send to the assemblers and analysts to perform their tests and validations.
What you can here above may not correspond, then, with the final specifications of the product, and therefore the frequencies seem low: a base of 3.3 GHz and a boost of 4.5 GHz. It is likely that if true the data correspond to figures of frequencies in all the nuclei. As AMD has managed to miss anything until the official presentation, it is difficult to compare estimated or even filtered specifications, but as youtuber AdoredTV commented in December of last year, things would go down this line:
Obviously , we must consider this information with caution, but the idea that a processor with 16 cores and 32 threads for desktop computers is going to come out seems quite coherent. Lisa Su was close to confirming it in an interview for PCWorld January in which she spoke of Ryzen’s scalability above the eight cores.
Zen2 ES 16 Core
Base clock 3.3 Ghzฺ
Boost clock 4.2 Ghz
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— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) May 9, 2019