AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X Preview
Published: 6th August 2018 | Source: AMD | Price: |
Last year, AMD shook the high-end desktop PC market with the release of Ryzen Threadripper, offering higher performance levels and lower pricing than anything available in the years prior.
The idea behind Ryzen Threadripper (and AMD EPYC) changes the way we think about CPU fabrication, merging several CPU dies to create a larger whole. AMD's original Threadripper processors could be considered as two Ryzen processors that are joined into a single unit, building a platform with sixteen cores and thirty-two threads, making the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X similar to two Ryzen 7 1800X processors.
Moving forward one year, we have Ryzen 2nd Generation, which enhanced AMD's processor design in several key ways. First, AMD's use of Globalfoundries' 12nm manufacturing process has allowed AMD to deliver more performance per watt and higher clock speeds, second, Precision Boost 2.0 has enabled higher clock speeds in intermediate core count workloads and third, AMD's integrated memory controller (IMC) has been updated to reduce memory latencies and enable greater DDR4 memory compatibility.
At Computex 2018, AMD shook the PC market by revealing Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper processors, not only updating the platform with Ryzen 2nd Generation features but also with increased core/thread counts, bringing 32-core CPUs to the HEDT market.
In a single year, AMD has doubled the maximum core counts available in the HEDT market, bringing more processing power to consumers than ever before, all while maintaining support for the same X399 platform that released in 2017.
Today, we can finally talk about AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper processors, giving you official information from AMD that is neither rumour or hearsay. Meet the Ryzen Threadripper X a WX series of processors, products that will user in a new era of high-performance desktop computing.