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.
Affordable accessories that'll pair perfectly with your PC
Every one of these awesome PC accessories will enhance your everyday experience — and none cost more than $30.
KLIM Aim RGB gaming mouse ($30 at Amazon)
Whether you're a gamer or not, this is an absurdly good mouse for the price. It's ambidextrous, has a responsive sensor, a braided cable, tank-like build quality, and, yes, it has RGB lighting, though you can turn it off if that's not your thing.
AmazonBasics USB speakers ($16 at Amazon)
These neat little speakers may only pack 2.4W of total power, but don't let that fool you. For something so small you get a well-rounded sound and a stylish design. And they only cost $16.
Razer mouse bungee ($20 at Amazon)
Use a wired mouse? You need a mouse bungee to keep your cable tidy and free of snags. You get no drag on the cable, and this one has subtle styling, a rust-resistant spring and a weighted base, all for $20.
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