I admit I'm not exactly happy with the late release compared to the 1000 and 2000 series Ryzen, where March/April was for AM4 and Threadripper came in the summer. I really hope the wait is worth it and that they announce a release date for Zen2 Threadripper that ideally would come a month or two later in August, as opposed to a late November or December "We got it in this year as we promised!" launch. I'm definitely going to build at least one PC with a high end AMD CPU, so I'm eager to see if its as awesome as all predictions should suggest. Hopefully they'll have a strong set of reasonably priced Threadripper models that offer high clock/per core performance as well as numerous cores and high end platform features. It would be great to see another 16 core / 32 thread monster that can also reach 4.6 - 5.0ghz with AIO level cooling; ideally all core, but perhaps even higher if only certain cores were in use. Plus, this will further encourage software development for multicore use. I think the big difference with the "MOAR CORES" thing today and why even Intel is onboard is that tech has changed bigtime since the days of Bulldozer. Even Zen+ cores are almost up to Intel's IPC and clocks so even in the cases when single/few core performance is necessary they still make a strong showing. However, as it seems we've hit the wall as far as easily increasing frequency or IPC, multi-core is the way to grow and we've seen in CPU and GPU design all around. Heck, most if not all ARM type mobile CPUs have multiple cores. Thus, more software than ever is written to take advantage of having many cores available and will likely continue to be, in gaming and elsewhere . This really differentiates it from the old days when everything was coded for single thread, AMD's performance for that was hugely below Intel's, and more.