AMD releases world’s fastest PC desktop processor, Ryzen Threadripper

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American multi-national semiconductor company AMD releases new 16-core Ryzen Threadripper processors.

Ryzen Threadripper

According to AMD, the new Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is the world’s fastest CPU, runs at a speed of 3.4 GHz and boost speed of 4 GHz. This pulled off using liquid cooling in an ASRock X399 Professional Gaming motherboard.

Comparison with 10-core Intel Core i9-7900X is rated over 2,000 on Cinebench, with variations depending on overclocking. It’s a good comparison since both chips shipping in the market and priced at $1,000 each. On some measures, AMD says that it has 38 percent better performance at the same price point as Intel, based on the Cinebench results.

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“We should have the world’s fastest PC desktop processor,” said, Jim Anderson, senior vice-president of AMD.

If the AMD processor is faster than the Intel’s i9-7900X, and it is likely slower than the i9-7980XE, then AMD should have the speed crowd for exactly 46 days. AMD’s resources also pale in comparison to those of Intel, the world’s biggest chip maker.

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Anderson said, there has been stagnation and very little innovation in the market in the last few years. With Ryzen and Threadripper, we have seen some real innovation in a long time.

Zen computing core

Threadripper, AMD’s Ryzen consumer chips, and its Epyc data center chips based on Zen, a new computing core. Zen cores can process 52 percent more instructions per clock cycle than the previous generation, which means the same size chip can get a lot more work done. This architectural renewal has given AMD a rare moment of advantage over Intel, which has not made a similar architectural advance.

“We feel good about our competitiveness in pricing and performance per watt,” said Anderson. “It’s not so much about having the title of the world’s fastest chip. It’s more about our end users.

AMD launching a 16-core and 12-core Threadripper chip, also launch an 8-core Threadripper at the end of the month. Later this year, AMD will launch its code-named Raven Ridge chips for notebooks, and it will have commercial and low-end combo CPU-graphics chips next year.

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