The final specifications and pricing of AMD’s 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper processors have just been revealed by Videocardz. According to the details, AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series will include a total of four processors out of which, two would be initially available and would have a workstation and a gamer-oriented model.
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series processor lineup would feature a total of four new HEDT processors. These will include the flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, 2970WX, 2950X and 2920X. The ‘WX’ models are aimed at content creators and developers while the ‘X’ series processors are aimed at gamers. We believe that the WX processors would have creator mode enabled by default while the X processors would have gaming mode enabled by default. Users can configure modes based on their preferences. Following are the specifications and prices for each of Threadripper CPU:
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core $1799 US Processor – The Undisputed and The Unmatched Flagship of the 2nd Gen AMD HEDT Family
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX will rock 32 cores and 64 threads that eclipses Intel’s halo product which will sport 28 cores and 56 threads. The chip is expected to feature a base clock of 3.0 GHz and a maximum boost clock of 4.0 GHz while the precision boost overdrive clocks are rated at +200 MHz so expect up to 4.20 GHz in single core optimized workloads. This shows that AMD can still achieve very high clock speeds even when they jumped to twice as many cores as their previous flagship, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X.
Other details include 16 MB of L2 and 64 MB of L3 cache which rounds up to a total of 80 MB of available cache on a single chip. The TDP of the chip as stated before will be kept at 250W and all current generation TR4 socketed boards will be fully compatible with the 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors.
When compared to the Core i9-7980XE, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X at $1799 US offers a better architecture based on a 12nm process, 14 more cores, 28 more threads and for $200 less since the i9 costs a grand $2000 US. Comparing it to the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, we get 16 more cores, 32 more threads, and faster clocks at $800 US more. Given these prices, it would be another great product for the high-end market and put Intel’s HEDT in a lot of trouble which can cost in excess of $2000 US considering their new platform and Xeon Platinum prices.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX 24 Core $1299 US Processor – Insane Performance at an Extreme Value
The second chip in the lineup is the Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX which features 24 cores and 48 threads for a price of just $1299 US. Intel’s 12 core chip in comparison costs $1200 US so we are looking at twice the number of cores at $100 US premium. The chip features clock speeds of 3.0 GHz base and 4.0 GHz boost (4.2 GHz XFR).
Keeping things in line and if the chip comes with the same die configuration as the 1950X, we will be looking at 64 MB of L3 cache and 12 MB of L2 cache which totals 76 MB total cache size. The chip will feature the same amount of PCIe lanes as the 2990WX and will have a TDP of 250W and would be supported by existing and upcoming X399 motherboards.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X 16 Core For $899 US – 16 Zen+ Cores With Faster Clocks
The Ryzen Threadripper 2950X will feature the same core config as its predecessor, the 1950X. We are looking at the same 16 cores and 32 threads. At the same time, the chip will be enhanced by the new Zen+ cores and provide higher clock speeds of 3.5 GHz base and 4.4 GHz boost with a 180W TDP. The chip will also come at a $100 US lesser price tag than its predecessor, at just $899 USD.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 12 Core For $649 US – 12 Zen+ Cores at $100 US Less Than Its Predecessor
The Ryzen Threadripper 2920X will feature the same core config as its predecessor, the 1920X. We are looking at the same 12 cores and 24 threads. At the same time, the chip will be enhanced by the new Zen+ cores and provide higher clock speeds of 3.5 GHz base and 4.3 GHz boost with a 180W TDP. The chip will also come at a $100 US lesser price tag than its predecessor, at just $699 USD.
On the X399 front, we will be looking at a slew of new refreshed designs, specifically built for the 2nd generation HEDT processors. We have already seen the MSI MEG X399 Creation and AORUS X399 Extreme designs so we can also expect other products from the remaining manufacturers. For existing motherboards, partners have released new BIOS firmware that enables support on them (read more here). We will have more details for you in a couple of days regarding the Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series so stay tuned.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series CPU Specifications:
|CPU Name||AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX||AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX||AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X||AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X|
|CPU Family||AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)||AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)||AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)||AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)|
|CPU Architecture||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+||12nm Zen+|
|Base Clock||3.0 GHz||3.0 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.5 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.2 GHz||4.2 GHz||4.4 GHz||4.3 GHz|
|Cache (L3)||64 MB||64 MB||64 MB||64 MB|
|Cache (L2)||16 MB||12 MB||8 MB||6 MB|
|Platform||TR4 X399||TR4 X399||TR4 X399||TR4 X399|
|Price||$1799 US||$1299 US||$899 US||$649 US|