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Thread: [News] MSI Drops First Hint of AMD Increasing AM4 CPU Core Counts

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    [News] MSI Drops First Hint of AMD Increasing AM4 CPU Core Counts

    https://www.techpowerup.com/246100/m...pu-core-counts

    With Intel frantically working on an 8-core socket LGA1151 processor to convincingly beat the 8-core AMD Ryzen 2000 series processor, AMD could be working on the next cycle of core-count increases for the mainstream-desktop platform. Motherboard maker MSI may have dropped the first hint that AMD is bringing >8 cores to the socket AM4 mainstream-desktop platform by mentioning that its upcoming motherboards based on the AMD B450 chipset support 8-core "and up" CPU in a marketing video.

    AMD will get its next opportunity to tinker with key aspects of its CPU micro-architecture with "Zen 2," being built on the 7 nm silicon fabrication process. If it decides to stick with the CCX approach to multi-core processors, the company could increase per-CCX core counts. A 50 percent core-count increase enables 12-core processors, while a 100 percent increase brings 16-cores to the AM4 platform. MSI video confirms that these >8-core processors will have backwards-compatibility with existing 400-series chipsets, even if they launch alongside newer 500-series chipset.

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    Nice, cant wait.
    If AMD launches 12C with 4.5ghz (i mean boost or oc) im back to green team and selling this old 5960x fart of mine .
    Next years 7nm stuff is really gonna be worth the upgrade.
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    agree Zen is really good, but 7nm is gonna change the game

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