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It is already well known that AMD also relies on chiplet design for Ryzen 3000. Now a UserBenchmark entry with a 12-core has appeared.
The quad-core times are over
With Ryzen, AMD has already thrown the market into a major mess a good two years ago. The processors brought 8 cores into the mainstream for the first time and also forced Intel to rely on more cores in the future. More cores are generally the most important thing in the last two years. AMD itself recently announced a 64-core Epyc processor. The Threadripper 2990WX has 32 cores, the competition in the form of the Intel Xeon W-3175X comes with 28 cores. With the i9-9900K there is also an Intel eight-core in the mainstream range.
Once more cores could now bring the third generation of Ryzen. Already with the introduction of Ryzen, AMD has in fact buried the dual core. Even the smallest Ryzen processors rely on at least four cores. Only the Athlon series still uses two cores. With Ryzen 3000 this changes drastically once again. If you can believe the last leaks, AMD increases the core number again. The Ryzen 3 models then come with 6 cores, while the Ryzen 5 processors have 8 cores and the Ryzen 7 processors have 12 cores. AMD also creates a Ryzen 9 series with 16 cores. The manufacturer also demonstrated at CES 2019 that 16 cores are possible. The processor shown is based on the same chiplet design as Epyc and has space for two chiplets with 8 cores each. The fact that this is true is also shown by a leaked UserBenchmark entry, which shows a Ryzen processor with 12 cores.
Ryzen 3000 with 12 cores appeared
Although Lisa Su didn’t yet want to announce how many cores AMD is relying on with Ryzen 3000 at the CES, it’s really no longer a big secret thanks to the shown Dies. However, the models with 12 or 16 cores have not yet been officially confirmed. Recently, however, there is a leak that comes from the Thai TUM APISAK. He discovered the UserBenchmark result and posted it on Twitter. The processor used is an engineering sample with the code 2D3212BGMCWH2_37/34_N. The processor should have 12 cores, a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a turbo clock of 3.6 GHz. AM4 is displayed as the platform, which means that the larger 12 and 16 cores will probably also run on AM4 (as already announced by AMD). Since this is probably the logical successor of the Ryzen 7 2700X, the TDP is 105 watts.
When the new generation will be launched is only roughly known. Many had actually hoped to receive an answer already at CES 2019, but AMD was still not very keen and only said that the processors would come onto the market around mid-year. Therefore, a presentation at Computex in early June is possible. An upfront date with a long pre-launch phase as with the last two Ryzen generations is also very likely.