I wasn't sure where to send this message so I will just send it here:
For the 20th and 21st century, the problem wasn’t heavily on the graphics cards, but on the CPU side of computers. For costumers that are moving on from just gaming to CAD, CAM and various workloads, costumers that are entering into college and need a workstation, were more than eight cores are needed. Costumers that already bought a Ryzen 3 or Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 and want more cores to get their work done faster. For parents that bought a Ryzen 5 build for their child and after the holidays, their child got accepted into a college and now need more processing power.
The only options are to buy another system for workloads or try and use what they have. The parent/s can't afford a Ryzen Threadripper but want to give their child something close in comparison. The ability to buy a dual socket Ryzen motherboard, now the parent/s can be at ease. The option to run one Ryzen 5 cpu for gaming and basic uses, that's what was needed at the time, but now, to add a Ryzen 3/5/7 to the motherboard gives such power to the consumer, to mix a Ryzen 7 with a Ryzen 3 or a Ryzen 5 with a Ryzen 7 or a Ryzen 3 with a Ryzen 5. Customization, that haven’t been here for YEARS.
Giving more options to the costumer, to be more flexibly in solving simple problems as getting a system for gaming and a system for CAD and other heavy workloads, increases the demand for such solutions. Making it easier to get a customizable system for the next generation of Inventors, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Mechanical Engineers, Civil Engineers and the list goes on and on. Making upgradability exciting again for budget builders, hard working parents, Youtubers, people in other countries that wants your Advanced Micro Devices. Offer something Intel hasn’t offered as yet.
Be The First, To Bring Such Choices To Costumers Around The World, As You Have Been Doning With Ryzen Threadripper.
Be The First AMD.
Are you asking AMD about a (dual socket) motherboard? If I'm not mistaken, this is something AIB/board partners would address like Supermicro and maybe even ASRock. A specialized board plus two CPUs would still bring you close to a Ryzen Threadripper chip and motherboard. In my opinion and considering the use of Infinity fabric, new development costs, and costs in general to support a dual socket desktop motherboard would not make make sense given existing options.
Instead I would recommend planning ahead - going to engineering (or any) school later? Save up now and get the best setup you can afford when the time is there.
I have the same opinion as whiskey-foxtrot. A motherboard with all things required to have a dual socket system will cost like a Threadripper motherboard anyway and maybe with less things (PCIe lanes, others). And the TR 1900x is almost the same price as the R7 1800x. So if you want to grow 16+ threads in the near future, TR motherboard+TR1900x is what you are looking for.
If someone wants to upgrade from R3 or R5, they have R7 and they are awesome and use the same motherboard/socket. Just change the CPU. A R7 1700 (16 threads) is almost silent at full load if you dont have an open bench.
What you want is R7 + lots of ram to run a lot of vm or workload.
The processor and chipset have to support a dual socket configuration. You can't just slap another AM4 socket onto a motherboard and expect things to work. There are all sorts of other things to consider. What you're basically talking about is a high-end workstation motherboard (which use server processors anyway), or a true server board.
You need to look at EPYC for dual socket configurations