AMD expands Ryzen CPU family with beastly 16-core 'Threadripper,' more

During its Financial Analyst Day presentation today, AMD made a few announcements that are sure to excite fans of Team Red. Though details are still relatively light, the firm announced a trio of additions to the Ryzen CPU family, led chiefly by the beastly (an aptly named) "Threadripper."

Threadripper, AMD says, will try to conquer the high-end desktop CPU space with 16 cores and 32 threads. More information on Threadripper is expected at Computex at the end of the month, but that's certainly enough to tantalize AMD fans.

On the other end of the spectrum, AMD also announced two other Ryzen entries with Ryzen Mobile and Ryzen Pro. The Mobile-branded chips will be destined for AMD-powered laptops, which are due later this year and will integrate bits of AMD's "Vega" graphics tech. Ryzen Pro, on the other hand, is meant for the commercial market.

The three new Ryzen entries were also announced alongside a new high-performance Zen-based server CPU, called Epyc.

Set to run from May 30 through June 3, Computex is right around the corner, and we should learn much more about AMD's expanded Ryzen lineup soon.

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