Will AMD’s heavily anticipated third-generation Ryzen series include a 16-core chip? That certainly looks to be the case, as prolific hardware leaker APISAK has detailed an engineering sample with that very core count, suggesting 32 threads. It flaunts a 3.3GHz base clock and 4.2GHz boost clock.
The chip was running on a mystery X570 motherboard. These new Zen 2-based Ryzen parts apparently contend well with their current, second-generation multicore-monster Threadripper CPUs. As Hot Hardware points out for reference, the 2950X (Zen+) has a base clock of 3.5GHz and boost clock of 4.4GHz.