I am impatiently waiting for Zen 2 Threadrippers to be unleashed by AMD. This feels like GoT where the 64 core will cause Intel to go up in flames.
I'm trying to compile all the news/rumors so I can to get a little more information to feed the insatiable upgrade beast.
Anandtech seems to think there will be a 64 core variant
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14059/am ... er-in-2019
AMD’s 2nd Gen EPYC (codenamed Rome) and 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors have a lot in common. EPYC will have eight 7nm Zen 2-based chiplets to provide up to 64 cores and an IO die. We expect the 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper to be built on the same platform, but we don't expect to see parity on power/core/frequency based on how the first generation Threadripper only offered half the cores of the 1st Gen EPYC.
Interview with Lisa Su - evidence to substantiate higher core claims
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14579/al ... dr-lisa-su
Tarinder Sandhu, Hexus: Given that you’ve got 24+ threads now in mainstream Ryzen (the 12-core), can it be argued at all that it’s kind of stepping on Threadripper’s toes?
Lisa Su: Threadripper is still an important step up. You will see future generations of Threadripper from us. Now obviously if mainstream is moving up, Threadripper is going to have to move up up.
Speech by AMD CTO Mark Papermaster on Zen 3 7nm+ EUV/u]
https://www.techpowerup.com/254656/amd- ... y-increase
CTO Mark Papermaster stated AMD's design goal with "Zen 3" would be to prioritize energy-efficiency, and that it would present "modest" performance improvements (read: IPC improvements) over "Zen 2." AMD made it clear that it won't drag 7 nm DUV over more than one microarchitecture (Zen 2), and that "Zen 3" will debut in 2020 on 7 nm+ EUV.
[u]Possible 16-core Threadripper leak:
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-t ... 40011.html
The leaked AMD 100-000000011-12 sample has the OPN (Ordering Part Number) in the codename, which implies the specifications are very close to what we can expect from the final product. UserBenchmark detects the processor with 16 cores, 32 threads, 3.6 GHz base clock and 4.05 GHz average boost clock.
Possible 32-core Threadripper leak:
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-t ... 40151.html
There are two Geekbench 4 entries for the AMD 100-000000011-11 chips. One entry has single-core and multi-core scores of 5,932 and 93,344 points, respectively. The other entry shows a single-core score of 5,677 points and a multi-core score of 94,772 points. For the sake of comparison, we're using the latter entry and comparing it to the highest Threadripper 2990WX entry available in the Geekbench 4 database. The Castle Peak chip performs up to 4.72% and 14.63% faster than the Threadripper 2990WX in single-core and multi-core workloads, respectively.
Leaked 64-core Threadripper with Cinebench R15 Score:
https://wccftech.com/amd-epyc-rome-7nm- ... mark-leak/
The chip was tested in Cinebench R15 multi-thread benchmark and the chip scores an astonishing 12,587 points which are beyond anything current-generation processors can achieve. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX scores around 5500 points in the same benchmark with 32 cores and 64 threads.
Dr. Ian Cutress asking the real question at Hot Chips opened by Dr. Lisa Su - Threadripper in 2019 #confirmed:
https://www.anandtech.com/show/14762/ho ... g-145pm-pt
05:40PM EDT - Q: How is AMD approaching the workstation market? How does that pertain to threadripper? A: We love the workstation market, and yes there will be a next generation of Threadripper. Q: Can you say when? A: If I said soon, is that enough? Q: No? A: How about within a year? Q: Can you say if 2019? A: How about this - you will hear more about Threadripper in 2019.
This is all I have for now.
Let me know if I missed anything and I will continue to update this thread as new information comes out.