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Mysterious AMD X599 64 core and 128 thread behemoth to land in Q4 2019

Thought the Threadripper W2290X had enough cores? AMD thinks otherwise. (Image source: Wccftech)
Thought the Threadripper W2290X had enough cores? AMD thinks otherwise. (Image source: Wccftech)
AMD is looking to shake up the processor market once again with a new 64 core and 128 thread chip, which it is planning to bring to market in Q4 2019. The HEDT processor will be based on the upcoming X599 platform and looks set to succeed the Threadripper W2290X.

AMD is really gunning for Intel at the moment. While engineering samples of its upcoming Ryzen 9 3950X are posting monster multi-core benchmark scores, the company has something even more ludicrous planned. Wccftech has received information of a new 64 core and 128 thread Ryzen Threadripper CPU that will hit the market in Q4 2019.

The mysterious HEDT chip is based on what AMD is currently calling the X599 platform, although Wccftech notes that this name will change to avoid clashing with the Intel X599 platform. AMD will keep the "99" suffix though, which only partially resolves the naming confusion.

It is unknown at this stage whether the 64 core Threadripper will be based on a 14 nm or 7 nm FinFET process, but it is expected to be compatible with existing TR4 motherboards. Wccftech also estimates that the CPU will cost between US$2,500 and US$3,000, which may look steep at first glance.

However, the chip will offer 48 more cores than the 18 core Intel Core i9-9980XE, which retails at around US$1,800. 48 more cores for an additional US$700 to US$1,200 seems like a good deal if you do intensive multi-core work though.

Expect AMD and its Add-in-board (AIB) partners to release the X599 based 64 core Threadripper in Q4 2019. The CPUs should start shipping then too or Q1 2020 at the latest.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-06-13 (Update: 2019-06-13)
Alex Alderson
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I got my first smartphone aged 11, my first PC aged 12 and I have been tinkering with electronics ever since. I like to keep abreast of the latest news and technology, which inevitably leads me to switch my laptop and phone every few months. When I'm not writing for Notebookcheck, you will find me seeking out new coffee shops, bars and trying to find some hidden gems in record stores.