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AMD Working on a 10-Core AM4 Processor To Compete With Intel’s i9-9900K

According to an article from Elchapuzas Informatico the Ryzen 7 2800X could actually be a 10-core, 20-thread part that AMD will be positioning to compete with Intel's upcoming Core i9-9900K. A leaked screenshot shows this processor in Cinebench beating out Intel processors, including a 12-core, 24-thread Xeon X5650.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor Review

Not that long ago we took a look at AMD's new flagship mainstream processor the Ryzen 7 2700X, which is an 8-core, 16-thread part. Take a step down and about $100 off the price of the Ryzen 7 2700X and you have a 6-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 2600X. This second generation Ryzen processor has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boosts up to 4.2 GHz.

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AMD Officially Announces 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Processors

AMD has just officially announced its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper high-end desktop (HEDT) processor series. The first chip from this series will drop on August 13th and will be the flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. This is a 32-core, 64-thread part with a base clock of 3.0 GHz and will boost up to 4.2 GHz. It will be priced at $1799.

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AMD Threadripper II 2990X Listed for $1850 US, $2399 CAD

AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper II 2990X has appeared on the Canadian hardware etailer CanadaComputers. The processor is listed for $2399 CAD, which when you convert it comes out to around $1850 USD. The product page appears to list the chip as a "in-store back order" so the pricing should be close to the final MSRP.

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First Intel Core i9-9900K Benchmarks Appear, Beat Ryzen 7 2700X

Some of the first benchmarks of Intel's upcoming 8-core, 16-thread Core i9-9900K have surfaced. These come from Thai professional overclocker TUM APISAK. A 3DMark database entry shows this processor scoring 10,719 in the CPU tests of the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark. It also had an overall score of 9,862 point when paired with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor Review

This past year has been a real exciting one for processors. Before AMD launched their original Ryzen processors they were basically written off and dominated in the CPU world by Intel. AMD changed all of that with Ryzen, which proved to be one of the most exciting product launches in AMD history. It gave real competition to Intel in mainstream desktop space, so much so that Intel rushed out their "Coffee Lake" chips which came with increased core counts. At that time Intel remained on top with their 6-core, 12-thread Core i7-8700K, but today we are still going to see if that remains true. We have the new flagship AMD Ryzen 7 2700X which is a 8-core, 16-thread part which retails for only $329. Will this be the new king in the mainstream desktop platform? Read on as we find out!

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No 16-core AMD Ryzen AM4 Chips Till After 7nm EPYC Launch (2019)

During its Q2-2018 investors conference call AMD gave some hints of when it plans to launch its 3rd generation Ryzen processors, which will be based on the "Zen2" architecture. AMD CEO Lisa Su said in a Q&A portion of the call that the rollout of 7 nm Ryzen processors will only come after the launch of 7 nm EPYC.

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