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AMD confirms 3rd generation Threadripper CPUs

by on08 March 2019

3rd gen Ryzen coming mid-year

During its March 2019 investors call, AMD has released a fresh 2019 CPU roadmap confirming both that 3rd gen Ryzen desktop CPUs are scheduled for mid-year, as well as confirming that 3rd gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are coming.

Calling it the non-stop product momentum, the 2019 AMD client lineup kicks off with 2nd gen Ryzen Pro Mobile chips which will be coming this spring. The roadmap also shows that 3rd gen Ryzen desktop CPUs are coming mid-year, which pretty much confirms earlier rumors that AMD could unveil the full lineup at the Computex 2019 show in late-May/early-June.

The biggest addition to the roadmap is the 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper CPU lineup. During its earlier presentations, AMD was pretty silent regarding the future of its Threadripper series, but considering the big marketing brand it has created with Threadripper CPUs, there was really no doubt that we would see the 3rd generation.

Unfortunately, the roadmap does not specify a release date for the 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, but it is likely that these would be coming in late Q3 or early Q4. AMD's 3rd generation Threaripper CPUs could bring significant improvements considering it will end up with 7nm Zen 2 core architecture and benefits it will bring.

Bear in mind that the 3rd generation should use the same TR4 socket, but it is still not clear if we will see a higher core count compared to the 2nd generation Threaripper CPUs or AMD will push the envelope even higher, offering 48- or even 64-core SKUs.

In any case, AMD has an interesting year ahead and the company is certainly putting a lot of pressure on Intel, grabbing more and more market share and continuing to deliver on its promised roadmaps.

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