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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Gen 2990X 32-core CPU specs leak

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AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 32-core specs leak

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Gen 2990X 32-core CPU specs leak

At Computex 2018 AMD shocked the world with their second generation of Ryzen Threadripper processors, promising core/thread counts of up to 32 cores and 64 threads, a 2x boost over their previous generation.  

So far, AMD has not revealed any detailed specifications for their upcoming 32-core, though HKEPC has reported that they have gotten themselves a sneak peek at AMD's forthcoming 32-core flagship, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X. 

Much like AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD's Threadripper 2990X will reportedly offer a maximum boost clock speed of 4.2GHz and a base frequency of 3.0GHz, allowing the CPU to maintain a TDP of 250W, a 70W increase over their 1st Generation Threadripper 1950X 16-core processor. All-core load clock speeds are said to be 3.4GHz, which is not bad over a 32-core processor. 

HKEPC has also stated that this CPU will be overclockable to around 4.1GHz on all cores, but only with high-end liquid cooling solutions. Existing X299 motherboards will be compatible with AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation processors, though at this time it is unknown whether or not the VRM solutions on some of these boards will be able to accommodate such a massive increase in core count and TDP, especially while overclocking. 

  

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 32-core specs leak(image from HKEPC)  

 
AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper processors will release in Q3, with reports claiming that a 16-core 2950X and 24-core 2970X processors are also in the works, covering the High-End Desktop market with insane core counts across the entire lineup. 

Remember that this article is based on leaked information, which could easily turn out to be inaccurate. We will discuss Threadripper 2nd Gen processors further at a later date as more information becomes available from AMD or their board partners. 

Do you need a 32-core CPU in your system? You can join the discussion on AMD's leaked Ryzen Threadripper 2990X CPU specifications on the OC3D Forums

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19-06-2018, 16:07:23

AngryGoldfish
Even 32 cores at 4Ghz is insane performance. Three years ago that wasn't even a thing for server systems that cost $10,000. I'm really curious to see what price AMD will be able to sell these at. $1600?Quote

19-06-2018, 19:58:17

NeverBackDown
I wonder if we will still get the "top 5% dies for Threadripper". I don't think it would even matter. I doubt overclocking it will get you far unless you measure power consumptionQuote

20-06-2018, 02:39:20

Bagpuss
16 times as many threads as my 4690K yet is less than 10 times faster in Cinebench



Core scaling inefficiency is getting worse Quote

20-06-2018, 04:12:29

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
16 times as many threads as my 4690K yet is less than 10 times faster in Cinebench



Core scaling inefficiency is getting worse
Unfortunately large CPUs will always have to be clocked lower than small ones. Just like how large cars are crappy on petrol compared to smaller models.

The logistics, on the nodes we are on, dictate this. Funny how you have managed to compare a 4690k to a 32 core TR, though.

Come back in ten years when the node is even smaller and we have lower power CPUs. However, even then I can all but promise you that smaller cut down models will clock higher.Quote

20-06-2018, 08:26:03

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
16 times as many threads as my 4690K yet is less than 10 times faster in Cinebench



Core scaling inefficiency is getting worse
I'm not sure that's a fair comparison, or why it's an issue. You may have a point, but they're completely different CPUs for completely different purposes. Threadripper 2 isn't sixteen 4690K CPUs on a die and was never supposed to be. It isn't even close to that. Complaining about the efficiency of a 32c/64t CPU that is said to overclock on all cores to 4Ghz with a 280mm AIO on an X299 board that could cost around $1500 is weird to me.Quote
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