AMD Threadripper Will Reportedly Be A Family Of 9 CPUs With Varying Core Counts And Clock Speeds
From an official standpoint, we have very little details about AMD's multiple Threadripper SKUs. That will change in time, of course, though until then there are plenty of rumors and speculation surrounding Threadripper. The folks at OCaholic went and compiled them all into a handy chart outlining no less than nine Threadripper processors, including core counts and clockspeeds.
One thing that is worth noting is that all Threadripper CPUs will support 64 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes, 60 of which will come directly from the CPU for PCIe and M.2 slots. Having so many available lanes to play with means that enthusiasts can install multiple graphics cards and multiple M.2 NVMe solid state drives without splitting PCIe lanes.
AMD is also releasing a new X399 platform for its Threadripper CPUs. Motherboards based on the new platform will feature a new socket that is rumored to be a derivative of Naples. And from the first glimpse of a Threadripper CPU that was shared at Computex, new and bigger cooling solutions will be required as well—Threadripper is a physically large CPU.
Threadripper is not too far out from releasing to retail, so hopefully we'll have some official information pricing to go along with the above information soon.