New leak: AMD Ryzen WILL arrive in 6-core models

Don't worry everyone: AMD will be launching a 6-core Ryzen CPU.

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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.

New leak: AMD Ryzen WILL arrive in 6-core models |

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.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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