Cool GTX2020 will be an interesting year & good for anyone building a new Rig
lehpronNext gen could be any variation of Zen from upcoming 3, 4, 5, etc. It could be years down the line; I totally expect more cores, eventually. I except Intel to do the same or better if they want to lead with more cores at some point.It is conceivably possible to shrink the I/O die down, and maybe add another IF link, in order to make a 24-core in mainstream, 96-core in Threadripper/Eypc.
Hoggle The real question is how many pieces of software will make good use of those cores? Also how much software will be held back to run well on Intel software. AMD is able to make an amazing CPU but really it's held back by the software side as well as by support for Intel from really showing off what it can do.
boyleryaI want to see all cores hit 6Ghz in 3 years without an overclock.
kougarMore cores is great since it depresses prices across the entire product stack. But AMD needs to focus on keeping its platform updated too... multi-gig NICs, good audio, and PCIe 5.0 for when Intel finally gets around to implementing PCIe 4.0. But most of all more cores on Ryzen doesn't make sense with only dual-channel memory, they really need to add 1-2 more channels to Ryzen 9 as it is. boyleryaI want to see all cores hit 6Ghz in 3 years without an overclock.That'd be awesome, but it's physically impossible unless the industry changes from silicon to something new. IBM only does it because they utilize watercooling and subzero cooling for its various Power chips.