If there is something we have learned from Ryzen 3000, it is that the design “chiplet” AMD’s have the potential to dominate the market. With Zen 2, AMD has found an ideal level of scalability leaving behind the pitfalls of the old Threadripper and EPYC. The next red HEDT processors can be amazing products and we shouldn’t get confused with them. The good thing about having personalities like Tum Apisak hanging around the Internet is that, like today, we can find out about what a third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processor looks like in the UserBenchmark database.
The processor It features 16 cores and 32 threads in the SP3v2 socket, with a four-channel memory configuration. The key to knowing that it is a Zen 2? Compare it to the results of a 16-core Threadripper 2950X and see the memory latency table. In addition, this engineering sample has a larger L3 cache, as is the case with the other Zen 2 processors. Besides, it has a base frequency of 3.6 GHz and a boost of 4.05 GHz. It may seem a modest figure, but remember that it would be a preliminary model.
And now it is time to ask more committed questions. If AMD already has a 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X on AM4, will it be able to launch another 16 cores for the TR4 socket? That would take market share from the common Ryzen and the EPYC series. Also, what would this new Threadripper be called? The name 3950X is already taken, so they would have to go to the nomenclature 3950WX, for example.
The idea with the third generation of Ryzen Threadripper processors is to launch products with more cores than to date. We know that EPYC SP3 socket can support up to 64 cores, so TR4 will also have that capacity. That is, with Zen 2, we could face some Threadripper with 24, 32, 48 and 64 cores.