AMD for the enthusiasts of the high-end desktop CPU Ryzen Threadripper was not originally in the company's plan, it is a group of engineers developed in his spare time. This is an AMD employee in an interview with ForbesRevealed the news
The After the Ryzen architecture was announced, AMD's group of engineers realized that they could develop a high-performance CPU that enthusiasts wanted on it. They worked enthusiastically for a year on this project, and then in 2016, Intel executives Jim Anderson mentioned the project and got permission to enter the company's road map. The name of the Threadripper is also the engineer, and is then used by the marketing department. AMD engineers originally planned to launch Threadripper in 2018, but Jim Anderson advocated the release of one year ahead of schedule, that is, the summer of 2017.