After reports surfacing that AMD wouldn't be launching 6-core variants of its upcoming Ryzen CPUs, there are new reports that AMD will indeed be launching 6-core Ryzen CPUs.
CanardPC tweeted that there is a 6-core/12-thread Ryzen CPU clocked at 3.3GHz base, lower than the 8-core/16-threaded Ryzen CPU. It makes sense, as if the silicon can't handle the additional two CPU cores, they can disable them and have a rock solid 6-core Ryzen chip instead.
VideoCardz is reporting that there are 3 different Ryzen CPUs in the high-end SKUs that are of interest:
- 6-core/12-thread - 3.3GHz
- 8-core/16-thread - 3.4GHz
- 8-core/16-thread - 3.6GHz
Ryzen review samples should reach reviewers before the end of the month, with the launch expected in March. We should expect some big waves to be made, and I'm sure that Intel is scrambling to do something to stop the flood of people flocking to AMD... where I expect price drops to occur from Intel in the coming month or two.