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MSI B450 promotion hints at Ryzen/AM4 CPUs with more than eight cores

Are higher core count Ryzen CPUs on the horizon?

MSI B450 promotions hints at Ryzen/AM4 CPUs with more than eight cores

MSI B450 promotion hints at Ryzen/AM4 CPUs with more than eight cores

There have been rumours flying around about AMD's Zen 2 architecture for quite some time, promising AMD's first true architectural leap over their already powerful Zen designs. 

Today, we have our first official hint at AMD's future Ryzen processors, with MSI's latest B450 promotional video stating their motherboards support CPUs with eight cores and up. No current-generation Ryzen processors offer more than eight cores, at least on the AM4 socket, suggesting that MSI is referring to a future processor. 

AMD's upcoming Zen 2 processors promise to deliver increased performance over their Zen and Zen+ predecessors, utilising a 7nm manufacturing process while also offering an architectural shift to achieve enhanced performance levels.

The use of a 7nm manufacturing technology also decreased the size of AMD's processors significantly, leaving extra die space to fit more cores or to give each core an increased transistor budget, giving AMD an opportunity to release Zen 2/Ryzen 3000 series processors with an expanded core count. Early rumours have suggested that Zen 2 processors will offer users up to twelve cores in AM4, a 50% increase over AMD's existing processors.                    

 

AMD has promised to support their AM4 socket until 2020, which means that we can expect another generation of Ryzen processors on today's motherboards and chipsets, a fact that should allow today's B450 motherboards to support higher core counts, assuming today's Zen 2 rumours are correct. 

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18-07-2018, 16:00:14

Dicehunter
That's pretty impressive, But if Zen 2 can bring 12 cores 24 threads to the AM4 socket, Imagine what it could do for Thread Ripper, 56 core 112 thread CPU anyone ? Quote

18-07-2018, 16:46:50

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
That's pretty impressive, But if Zen 2 can bring 12 cores 24 threads to the AM4 socket, Imagine what it could do for Thread Ripper, 56 core 112 thread CPU anyone ?
Surely you mean 48 cores and 96 threads? 4x12=48 after all.Quote

18-07-2018, 17:40:31

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Surely you mean 48 cores and 96 threads? 4x12=48 after all.
Yeah that too Quote

18-07-2018, 18:34:23

g0ggles1994
Nah, it's all about 64 Cores with 128 Threads


The only thing that for my attention is that MSI have made a decent lineup for B450 and even done an ITX board as well as some mATX, about time!
Not going to lie, I do like those TomahawksQuote

18-07-2018, 18:59:10

RobM
Oh my that looks like an exiting prospect for the desktop lets just hope that software developers will develop with multi core prioritized over single core.
This will put Intel on the back foot even more with what could prove to be a huge gap.

Now if they could only do the same with the graphics processorsQuote
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