Dr. Lisa Su had hinted that AMD’s new Threadripper chips would be very special due to the rising core counts of standard Ryzen processors. The latest rumors certainly line up with that.

Wccftech’s sources say AMD is prepping a 64-core/128-thread Threadripper for release in Q4 2019. That’s double the core count of its current flagship, the 32-core 2990WX.

The platform is called X599, but the name could be changed to avoid confusion with Intel’s competing parts. While it isn’t known whether the part is 14nm or 7nm, the socket will supposedly remain the same.

My source was pretty clear on the timeline and said AMD plans to introduce this before the year is over because they have something else planned for CES next year. You should start seeing motherboard leaks related to the X599 (or whatever it ends up being called) during Q4 2019 and the CPUs should be on the shelves at the very latest by January 2020; although this is a worst case scenario and the plan right now is to ship by mid-Q4 2019.

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