AMD Ryzen 9 a.k.a Threadripper line of processors has been leaked aiming towards the high-end desktop market. It features 16, 14, 12 & 10 core configuration with maximum clock speeds of up to 4.1ghz. Ryzen 9 is based on company’s Zen architecture and will be launched this coming June.
Under the codename “Threadripper”, AMD Ryzen 9 is said to have 9 different models containing different core/thread configuration. Ryzen 9 lineup will be compatible with a modified version of the company’s SP3 socket, code named SP3r2. The new high-end desktop platform is code-named “Whitehaven” and brings support for quad channel DDR4 memory support and 44 PCIe lanes.
Ryzen 9 crushes the current top of the line Ryzen 7 1800X which supports 8 cores & 16 threads. 1800X already excels in audio/video editing, rendering tasks and Ryzen 9 is bound to surpass that. Ryzen 9 CPUs won’t be just for gamers but for people who do heavy multi-tasking, heavy editing etc.
|Ryzen 9 CPU Model||Cores/Threads||Clock Speed||Boost Clock Speed||TDP||Memory||PCIe Lanes|
|1998X||16/32||3.5GHz||3.9GHz||155W||Quad Channel DDR4||44|
|1998||16/32||3.2GHz||3.6GHz||155W||Quad Channel DDR4||44|
|1977X||14/28||3.5GHz||4.0GHz||155W||Quad Channel DDR4||44|
|1977||14/28||3.2GHz||3.7GHz||140W||Quad Channel DDR4||44|
|1976X||14/28||3.6GHz||4.1Ghz||140W||Quad Channel DDR4||44|
|1956X||12/24||3.2GHz||3.8GHz||125W||Quad Channel DDR4||44|
|1956||12/24||3.0GHz||3.7GHz||125W||Quad Channel DDR4||44|
|1955X||10/20||3.6GHz||4.0GHz||125W||Quad Channel DDR4||44|
|1955||10/20||3.1GHz||3.7GHz||125W||Quad Channel DDR4||44|
AMD’s Ryzen 9, Whitehaven (X390/X399) & Threadripper V/S Intel’s X299 & Skylake X –
The Whitehaven platform will be competing with Intel’s HEDT X299 platform and Skylake X CPUs.With up to 16 cores and 32 threads, Ryzen 9 chips will be the most powerful CPUs till date.Ryzen 9 CPUs are comparatively larger than current Ryzen CPUs and won’t support AM4. The Whitehaven platform offers more I/O, storage, more cores, threads and L3 Cache compared to Intel’s upcoming X299 high-end desktop platform as well as the current mainstream X370 and Z370 platforms. Ryzen has established AMD’s Zen architecture as the most power efficient x86 micro-architecture to date in the mainstream.
AMD’s new Ryzen 9 lineup and Whitehaven platform will be showcased at Computex. It is the largest PC hardware convention, and AMD will be holding a press conference on May 31 to likely reveal Vega GPUs and additional Ryzen CPUs. It will be interesting to see how AMD’s Ryzen 9 lineup competes against the likes of Intel’s Core i9 lineup.