AMD Ryzen CPU with 12 cores and 24 threads spotted

Published: Mar 25th 2017, 07:44 GMT   Comments

AMD Ryzen with 12 cores and 24 threads

Another day, another Ryzen leak. Today we share the details of yet unannounced Ryzen CPU with 12 cores, which is most likely being prepared for AMD’s HEDT X390 platform.

I will start by saying that the machine detected with this CPU is Alienware Area-51 R3. The R2 (which looks like this) ships with Broadwell i7-6800/6850K processors.

We already heard that AMD is working on a 16-core chip, but this processor has ‘only’ 12 cores. This means that we are no longer looking at one product, but a whole new series.

I made this chart to give you all the details at a glance. Most interesting details: it’s not a server chip, it has new socket and turbo clock at 3.2 GHz. The good news is that this is a second generation engineering sample, but not yet a qualification sample (we are probably few weeks before seeing QS).

AMD Eng Sample: 2D2701A9UC9F4_32/27_N (2N 6M 24T 2.7GHz, 12x 512kB L2, 8x 8MB L3)

AMD 2D2701A9UC9F4_32/27_N Engineering Sample
ValueWhat does it stand for?Explanation
2Engineering Sample Generation1: 1st Gen, 2: 2nd Gen, Z: Qual. Sample
DPlatformS: Server, D: Desktop
270Base frequency 2.7 GHz 
1Revision 1st Revision
A9TDPA2: 95W, AU: 65W, A9: ?
USocketM = AM4, V = SP3, U = ?
CNumbers of coreshexadecimal C = 12 decimal
9Cache configurationSisoft: 12x 512kB L2, 8x 8MB L3
F4SteppingE4 = A-Step,  F4 = B-Step
32/27Turbo / Base Clock3.2 / 2.7 GHz

Closing thought: now I’m just wondering how are those CPUs going to be called.. Ryzen 9 1900X?

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