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The new generation of Ryzen Threadripper is based on AMD's 12nm Zen+ x86 processor architecture. AMD claims the 32-core model provides up to 53% faster multi-thread performance than Intel's Core i9-7980XE chip and works with existing AMD X399 chipset motherboards. Additionally, AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs also include the 24, 16, and 12-core variants called the 2970WX, 2950X, and 2920X, respectively. The new motherboards designed by ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI already support the new processors.


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Shares of Advanced Micro Devices picked up almost 7% after getting positive comments from Wall Street analysts. Rosenblatt Securities, which had already been highly enthusiastic about the chipmaker's prospects, boosted its price target on AMD stock by $3 to $30 per share. In particular, Rosenblatt believes that AMD has the potential to regain a rising share of the traditional PC-chip market at the same time that it's making strides toward building a competitive advantage in the fast-growing graphics processing chip market, especially for use in data-center applications. Even though AMD shares have seen huge gains, many believe that further demand for semiconductors could keep lifting the stock.

See more here: Analyst says market’s top performer AMD to keep soaring, raises price target to highest on Street

Cruel Comment- When Lisa Su took over as CEO of AMD (in 2014) its stock was priced at less than 2.00 USD/share. Today AMD hit over 22.90 USD. AMD's EPYC Server chips (some priced at over 4000 USD) are cleaning Intel's Xeon clock. When the 7nm desktop chips come out in 2019 the Sky is the Limit.

Please note that AMD will no longer be a budget clone of Intel- as a leader expect higher prices to obtain either the CPU or Graphics Chips. The best way to pay for AMD chips is to put a few bucks into AMD stock...