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This really weird prototype 2950X

 I found this post on reddit on r/pcmasterrace, and it looks to be a 2700X, as shown on task manager and CPU-Z, but it apparently has 16 Cores and 32 Threads, even with a total of 32 threads in task manager. The only Zen+ 16 core offering is the Threadripper 2950X, but it does not support an AM4 socket. It also has an unusually high base clock at 4.12Ghz as shown in task manager. HWinfo also shows a total of 16 true cores. It was recognised as 12nm so it was a Zen+ chip, so I think that it might be AMD's prototype to shrink a 2950X into an AM4 Socket. It also oddly works without a BIOS update. OP Said that he had bought it second hand from Romania.


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I'd sooner believe the images are faked. It's possible make the CPU report that it's a different model than it is. It wasn't just AMD being stingy with cores or something back then; they literally couldn't fit 16 cores on that socket size with Zen+.

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