AMD today announces that its flagship 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper desktop processor is now available for pre-order worldwide. Over 80 global retailers will offer the CPU for sale, beginning from 13th August 2018.
The flagship 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is a 32-core, 64-thread CPU designed for professional content and PC enthusiasts. Built on a 12nm Zen+, the chip is compatible with existing and new X399 motherboards. With the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2970WX processors, AMD adds the Ryzen Threadripper WX Series as a step above the existing Ryzen Threadripper X Series processors.
“We created a new standard for the HEDT market when we launched our first Ryzen Threadripper processors a year ago, delivering a ground-breaking level of computing power for the world’s most demanding PC users,” says Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of the Computing and Graphics Business Group at AMD. “Our goal with 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors was to push the performance boundaries even further and continue innovating at the bleeding edge.”
Below is the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor line-up:
|BOOST/ BASE FREQUENCY (GHZ)||L3$ (MB)||TDP (WATTS)||PCIe® Gen 3.0 LANES||SEP (USD)||EXPECTED AVAILABILITY|
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX||32/64||4.2/3.0||64||250W||64||$1,799||Aug. 13, 2018|
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2970WX||24/48||4.2/3.0||64||250W||64||$1,299||October 2018|
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2950X||16/32||4.4/3.5||32||180W||64||$899||Aug. 31, 2018|
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2920X||12/24||4.3/3.5||32||180W||64||$649||October 2018|
All 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors support the SocketTR4 platform. It also sports sixty-four PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes as well as channel DDR4 memory with ECC support. On top of support for X399 motherboards at launch, the SocketTR4 platform supports a wide range of new and existing cooling solutions, including the new Wraith Ripper air-cooler showcased at Computex 2018.
If you’re intent on getting this beast of a desktop chip, pre-orders begin with the Threadripper 2990WX launching on 13th August. The 16-core 2950X model launches on 31st August, while the next two chips release in October.