AMD may have a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen processor in the works

AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Leaks are always to be taken with a big grain of salt, but if the latest for AMD's next-gen Ryzen processors is true, it may be cooking up a monster. Leaker APISAK posted the specs for an alleged upcoming Ryzen processor on Twitter (via PCGamer), indicating the chip will have 16 cores and 32 threads – something we've only seen on AMD's Threadripper series so far.

APISAK claims to have obtained an engineering sample for the processor. And while the model can't be deduced, the leak claims a base clock of 3.3GHz and a boost clock of 4.2GHz.

If those clock speeds seem a little low, it's worth noting that engineering samples often differ from the final, shipping product. And as always, leaks should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism until things are official. However, as PCGamer notes, AMD CEO Lisa Su has hinted at a bump from eight cores for the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series.

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