Specifications have leaked for what some think could be the most powerful desktop CPUs ever made. Could AMD’s new Threadripper lineup beat Intel’s Core i9? Possibly, if these numbers are closer to fact than fiction. The flagship chip will be the Ryzen 9 1998X, featuring 16 cores, 32 threads, and a base clock speed of 3.5GHz. Thanks for passing this along, SPARTAN VI. AMD’s entire Ryzen 9 Threadripper CPU lineup has been leaked, featuring 16, 14, 12 and 10 core parts with clock speeds of up to 4.1GHz. The company’s brand-new enthusiast CPU lineup is set to launch this June and bring the company’s outstanding Zen architecture to the high-end desktop. The Ryzen 9 lineup, code named Threadripper, will be compatible with a modified version of the company’s SP3 socket, code named SP3r2, which was originally designed for AMD’s 32 core Naples server parts. The new high-end desktop platform is code named “Whitehaven” and brings support for quad channel DDR4 memory support and 44 PCIe lanes to hardware enthusiasts, content creators and developers.