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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors
In addition to the AMD Ryzen quad-core, hexa-core and octa-core CPUs for gamers and content creators (Ryzen 7 / 5 / 3) AMD also offers a series of scalable server CPUs with the "Naples" codename which are based on the "Zen" microarchitecture. The bridge between server CPUs and processors for gamers and content creators is formed by AMD's Ryzen Threadripper dodeca-core- and hexadeca-core processors. With relatively high clock frequencies, which benefit games and applications, as well as up to 16 cores with 32 threads for picture- and video editing, Ryzen Threadripper represents a platform truly designed for multi-tasking.
Threadripper brings a full 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes to the table and thus makes an ideal platform for gaming systems with two high-end graphics cards installed as well as multiple NVMe PCIe SSDs. Furthermore Threadripper also supports at least 1 TB DDR4-RAM in ultra-fast quad-channel mode as well as clock frequencies up to 2.666 MHz, this offers professional applications and server functions the requisite capacities in terms of memory. Higher clock frequencies are possible by means of overclocking and, depending on the motherboard, this can allow users to gain even more performance from the Ryzen Threadripper CPU.
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors at a Glance:
- Ryzen Threadripper 1950X with 16 cores and 32
- Ryzen Threadripper 1920X with 12 cores and 24 threads
- Ryzen Threadripper 1900X with 8 cores and 16 threads
- 64 PCIe lanes for graphics cards, M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs and much more
- 180 Watt Thermal Design Power (TDP)
- Very high single- and multi-thread performance
- Comes with automatic overclocking thanks to XFR
- Unlocked multiplier for manual overclocking
- Large unified cache memory: 8 MB L2 & 32 MB L3
- High efficiency, non-planar 14 Nanometer FinFET transistors
- AVX2 instruction set extension for complex vector calculations
- Two AES units for fast, reliable data encryption
- Modern TR4 platform with extensive range of features
- Supports energy-efficient DDR4 RAM (Quad-Channel)
AMD Zen - Scalable Architecture with Precision Boost Technology
AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are "Zen" generation processors with up to 16 physical cores which, thanks to Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT), are each capable of processing two threads simultaneously to enable the number of physical cores to be effectively doubled with the additional virtual cores. The individual cores function at high clock frequencies, adjusting themselves in real-time via Precision Boost in accordance with the computational load in precise 25 MHz increments, all while remaining within TDP. This also holds true regardless of the type of load, including games and applications.The chip architecture also functions at lower temperatures while producing less noise in comparison to any of its predecessors having been specially designed and optimised for high overclocks. This results in marked improvements in energy efficiency as well as in respect to clock frequencies and the moderate 180 Watt Thermal Design Power (TDP) of the processor. The impressive performance specifications of the CPU demonstrate the demonstrate AMD's deft investments in terms of time and research, and this has paid off in terms of the massive Instructions Per Clock (IPC) increases in comparison to its Excavator predecessor. This is true in both classic single-thread applications as well as in highly parallelised multi-threaded applications where the processor consistently maintains optimal performance.
The silicon is lithographed using the advanced 14 nm FinFET manufacturing process with stapled transistors (also known as 3D transistors). The striking scale reduction has resulted in more space becoming available on the CPU die, and the size of the Threadripper CPU enables the integration of a total of 8 MB L2 Cache and a full 32 MB Level 3 Cache at the heart of the processor. Due to the smart control of the cache buffer and "Smart Prefetch" algorithms for highly-efficient jump predictions, Ryzen is a byword for fast and smooth data processing under all usage scenarios - ranging from gaming and virtual reality to cloud computing and virtualisation.
Extended Frequency Range (XFR) for Automatic Overclocking
The days of racking your brains perfecting the art of the manual overclock are at an end as the CPU can control the entire process itself: The AMD Ryzen CPUs are equipped with the revolutionary auto OC feature known as Extended Frequency Range (XFR) to allow the processor's clock frequency to be drastically increased over the factory-set boost clock, provided sufficient cooling is supplied to the processor. As soon as the integrated CPU sensors detect the need for greater heat dissipation, the Ryzen CPU adjusts its clock rates to the respective cooling solution accordingly.User intervention is therefore unnecessary - overclocking has never been so easy! Depending on whether CPU temperatures are being maintained by a comparably small air cooler, a large (dual-) tower cooler, a more capable AiO or custom water cooler, or even extreme liquid cooling options like LN2, XFR affords access to premium- and enthusiast-level clock frequencies tailored to the degree of cooling performance provided.