A first CPU with 16 cores and 32 threads at somewhat dimmed clock frequencies has appeared in a benchmark database. The TR4 socket is used and essential features are identical.
The benchmark database clearly speaks of the use of the socket TR4, also called SP3r2. This was introduced in 2017 with the first generation and a quad-channel memory interface. The new chiplet design will give a Threadripper 3000 but a different I/O die than Ryzen 3000, which in this case only has a two-channel interface.
This new Threadripper is listed having a basic clock speed of 3.6 GHz, and an "average boost clock" of 4.05 GHz. This results in a chip that performs better than 94% (133 points) of the chips when it comes to single-core performance, and in multi-core tests it performs 189% better (2,864 points) than the average. The memory of the system tested ran at 3,200 MT / s (1,600 MHz). Interesting to see are some of the codenames, AMD Sharktooth and the mobo at AMD WhiteHavenOC-CP. It will be interesting to see what models AMD is going to release, we can expect that AMD will introduce CPUs with 24 and 32 cores. We honestly don't think a 16-core part would make the market, as Ryzen 3000 will do that just fine.
Epyc's codenamed Rome will have eight chip counts for a total of 64 cores, so there is a chance that AMD will also reveal models with 48 and 64 cores for example. In any case, we will have to wait a while for new Threadrippers, at least until the fall. Epyc 2 is up first in August.