AMD is ready to take on Intel Core i9 with Ryzen 9 series processors

Leaked information revealed shows that AMD Ryzen 9 series has a number of procesors ready with 10 core 20 threads to 16 core 32 threads. All of them has higher TDP than the current Ryzen 7 processors but it seemed to be limited with it’s CPU Clk of up to 4GHz. (we would assume it is just as no overclocking friendly).

Earlier today, we saw information about the upcoming Intel processors. Just within minutes, Techpowerup posted an update of AMD’s offerings  the Ryzen 9 1998X and Ryzen 9 1998, bringing in a game-changer 16 cores and 32 threads to the table. It seems that AMD is packing more cores and these new processors spot a TDP of 155W.

The 14-core parts are reported to be the Ryzen 9 1977X and Ryzen 9 1977. The Ryzen 9 1977X is a 155 W 14-core, 28-thread processor with a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.1 GHz with XFR. The Ryzen 9 1977 brings those speeds down a bit towards 3.2 GHz base and 3.7 GHz boost, with a correspondingly lower TDP of 140 W.

On to the 12-core parts, three different processors are expected: the Ryzen 9 1976X, Ryzen 9 1956X and the Ryzen 9 1956 (strange naming scheme with that 2-algharism difference between two parts with the same number of cores, I’d say.) The Ryzen 9 1976X is a 12-core, 24-thread, 140 W part, with a base clock 3.6 GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.1 GHz with XFR; the Ryzen 9 1956X lowers the TDP to just 125 W, on account of a lower base clock speed of 3.2 GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.8 GHz with XFR. The entry level 12 core part, the 1956, is rated at the same 125 W while running at a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.7 GHz.

There are also supposed to be two 10-core CPUs in this lineup, both rated at 125 W. The Ryzen 9 1955X, which runs at 3.6 GHZ base, and 4.0 GHz boost with XFR, and the Ryzen 9 1955, which runs at a base clock of 3.1 GHz and a 3.7 GHz boost.

Looks like we should be seeing some very interesting performance from both camps. Unless more applications and games that advantage of multicore, we will probably see these processors more suitable for Workstation use.

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