AMD really has the high-end desktop market in a twist with their upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs, with a new tease of the Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X processor, a 16C/32T part with a purported 3.4GHz base clock.
The latest news is comign from a purported engineering sample on the ThreadRipper 1950X processor, which packs a base CPU clock of 3.4GHz and XFR boost clock of up to 3.7/3.8GHz. We should expect a huge 32MB of L3 cache, 8MB of L2 cache, bringing us to a total of 40MB of cache. In some benchmarks, it has been compared to Intel's higher-end Xeon E5-2697A V4 processor that features 16C/32T @ 2.6GHz base and 3.6GHz boost.
The multi-core score of the Xeon processor is 30,450 while the ThreadRipper 1950X hits 24,539... but I'm sure there are plenty of optimizations that AMD will be making just like the normal Ryzen CPUs, and then the motherboard makers will surely optimizations for ThreadRipper and its multi-core performance.