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First Benchmarks & CPU-Z Screenshot of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2 Chip Revealed

The first benchmarks and CPU-Z screenshots of AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper 32-core flagship processor have been revealed by HKEPC. This 12 nm "Pinnacle Ridge" chip will be known as "Threadripper 2990X". So with that naming scheme you'll have a 12-core 2920X, 16-core 2950X, 20-core 2960X, 24-core 2970X, and a 28-core 2980X. On the CPU-Z screenshot we can see the 2990X runs at 3.4 GHz base and boosts up to 4.0 GHz and carries with it a TDP of 250W.

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Intel Working on 22-Core LGA2066 and 8-Core LGA1151 Processors

It looks like Intel is ready to refresh their "Basin Falls" HEDT platform (LGA2066 client high-end desktop). They plan to do this with a new 22-core chip. This is not Skylake HCC (20 tiles, up to 18 cores), or Skylake HCC (30 tiles, up to 28 cores), but a brand new die with four more tiles than the current Skylake HCC silicon, all of which are actual cores.

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der8auer Delids the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor

Famous overclocker der8auer has delidded the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor in his latest YouTube video. He's done this to evaluate if the benefits justify the risk. The IHS on the new Pinnacle Ridge processors is soldered directly to the die with Indium, so the delidding process is a little more difficult than before.

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