Originally Posted by guttheslayer
Already people have explain why its not possible, power delivery to feed 50% more cores (with the same socket pin) and bandwidth limitation is the biggest reason why you wont see a core count increase at all.
Zen 3 is compatible with AM4 socket. This alone tell you the core count will stagnant becz its already impressive current platform with Dual DDR channel can support 16C/32T.
Just look at the TR platform socket and you will see how many pins is need to support 24C and above.
"It's impossible that we'll see 12 and 16 cores on AM4, 100% more cores power delivery ree!"- You, probably.
Dude, it's already been done, It'll happen again. Each core will use 10-15% less power, and the 3900 and 3900X already use way less power than what naysayers like you said they'd have to.3900X: Uses significantly less power than the 9900K, and yet most Z390 boards have significantly worse power delivery than an X570.Any X570 will be able to cruise with a 24-core part.
Bandwidth limitations on TR4? It's already been debunked. Try running the 32-core part in Windows Vs. Linux. It was originally automatically assumed that the issue was bandwidth, but we now know it's a windows scheduler issue, and has nothing to do with bandwidth. Not only has the Bandwidth argument been completely debunked, we are now seeing DDR4 modules that have been designed specifically for Zen 2 that run at 5000Mhz out of the box.
Do you think Zen 3 will somehow regress it's memory controller because you have decided/hoped it would? No. It's totally possible.