AMD's Ryzen CPUs will reportedly launch without 6-core variants

AMD's Ryzen CPUs will reportedly launch without 6-core variants

AMD's Ryzen CPUs will reportedly launch without 6-core variants

AMD's Ryzen CPUs will reportedly launch without 6-core variants

 
It is now rumoured that AMD's new Ryzen series of CPUs will lack 6-core variants, leaving consumers with only 8-core and 4-core SKUs. This rumour suggests that AMD will be unable to partially deactivate their 4-core "Zen unit" which would also prevent AMD from making dual core Ryzen CPUs. 

If this rumour is true, AMD will be able to make Ryzen CPUs with 4 cores/4 threads (SMT disabled), 4 cores/8 threads (SMT enabled), 8 cores/8 threads and 8 cores/16 threads. The lack of 6-core Ryzen CPU will likely have a huge affect on AMD's new CPU lineup, making it difficult for AMD to compete with Intel's current Broadwell-E series i7 6800K  and i7 6850K CPUs. 

  

AMD's Ryzen CPUs will reportedly launch without 6-core variants

 

At this time it has not been confirmed that AMD will not have 6-core Ryzen series CPUs, though it should be noted that we have not seen any leaks so far that have suggested otherwise.   

It will be interesting to see how well an AMD 8-core/8-thread Ryzen CPU will compare to Intel's 6-core/12-thread Broadwell-E offerings, especially in video encoding and other multi-threaded workloads.  

 

You can join the discussion on these AMD Ryzen CPU rumours on the OC3D Forums.  

 

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29-01-2017, 09:35:14

AlienALX
Depends on the price of the 8 core 8 thread I guess...Quote

29-01-2017, 10:10:40

RobM
damn shame if trueQuote

29-01-2017, 10:16:01

ripperl
When the price is right for the rest I can live with thatQuote

29-01-2017, 10:53:36

AngryGoldfish
That's a shame. But if the prices are right for the 8 cores then it could still be fine and dandy.Quote

29-01-2017, 11:51:52

Kilbane
Shame, that's the one I think could give Intel the most competitionQuote
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