AMD's next-gen X499: 7nm, up to 64C/128T on new EPYC chips

AMD gearing up for CES 2019 'AMD Tech Day' unveiling of next-gen Threadripper and new X499 platform.

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AMD has had a stellar 2018 and it looks like the planning for 2019 is going to reach the stars, with a new rumor that AMD is planning a huge AMD Tech Day during CES 2019 where it will unveil its next-gen HEDT platform: X499.

AMD's next-gen X499: 7nm, up to 64C/128T on new EPYC chips |

We heard rumblings about this a few months ago, with X499 arriving to battle Intel's new HEDT platform, X599 - which will support Skylake-X that will drive up to 28C/56T. AMD is already ahead of Intel there with their Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and its huge 32C/64T, but the shift to X499 will see something that will leapfrog Intel... the move to 7nm.

AMD will be shipping 7nm processors and a new Radeon Instinct graphics card on 7nm later this year, so we should expect the company to be confident with 7nm in early-2019. We might see an announcement of things 'coming soon' in terms of X499 and the new 7nm EPYC processors, while we might see a tease of things to come from a third-gen Threadripper 3000 series.

The next-gen Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series is internally known as "Castle Peak" and will see AMD push their foot harder down onto Intel's neck, where we might even see PCIe 4.0 support, as well as a drive up to a huge 64C/128T with next-gen EPYC processors on the exciting new 7nm node.

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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