AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X Preview

Ryzen Threadripper X Series - For Enthusiasts and Gamers

AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X Preview

Ryzen Threadripper X Series - For Enthusiasts and Gamers 

With Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper, AMD has decided to split their lineup into two categories. Each of these categories is defined by core count, TDP and the number of active CPU dies under Threadripper's IHS, with the X-series offering up to sixteen cores, a 180W TDP and two active CPU dies. 

In this regard, the X-series can be considered as a direct replacement for AMD's Original Ryzen Threadripper series processors, offering the same maximum core counts and the same number of active CPU dies.    

This is where we can best compare Threadripper 2nd Gen products to its first generation counterparts. 

AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X Preview


Even with Ryzen 2nd Generation's design improvements, AMD has decided to offer their latest Threadripper series processors with lower prices than their 1st generation counterparts had at launch. AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 1950X released for $999, whereas its Threadripper 2nd Generation counterpart, the 2950X will release for $899, a $100 decrease generation-to-generation. 

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2950X also offers the highest boost clock speeds of AMD's 2nd Generation Ryzen lineup, with cores that boost to speeds of up to 4.4GHz, showcasing Threadripper's continued use of AMD's highest performing Ryzen processors. 

  
AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X Preview


While we cannot release our own performance figures for AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs, AMD has already compared their 2950X to Intel's similarly price ($100 more expensive) i9-7900X processor, revealing similar gaming performance levels and a significant performance boost in productivity-based workloads.  

A 6% average drop in gaming performance is almost unnoticeable in most cases, especially when considering the fact that these games are being played at 1080p. This performance gap will shrink at higher resolutions like 1440p or 4K, making the difference between Intel X299 and AMD X399 seemingly negligible. 

  
AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X Preview  

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06-08-2018, 09:57:43

AlienALX
Amazing cheers Tom.

Some one has to use that plate to make a cube case.Quote

06-08-2018, 10:04:23

ET3D
The table at the bottom of page 4 has some errors:


The 2970WX will be released on October, while the 2950X (not 2990X) will be released on the 31st of August.




Edit:


On the last page: "look at our preview for MSI's MEG X399 Creation Preview".Quote

06-08-2018, 10:09:39

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by ET3D View Post
The table at the bottom of page 4 has some errors:


The 2970WX will be released on October, while the 2950X (not 2990X) will be released on the 31st of August.
Thanks for the spot. The error has now been addressed.Quote

06-08-2018, 11:03:53

AlienALX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozcEel1rNKM

lol. I know it's old but that remake is rather funny still Quote

06-08-2018, 18:40:27

g0ggles1994
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozcEel1rNKM

lol. I know it's old but that remake is rather funny still
Still perfectly relevant

AMD are really going for pure giggles with the 2990WX in price/performance against the i9-7980XE. I had a quick comparison against the 2 and the only thing the i9 wins on is the TDP but that's literally only because it has nearly half the cores. I genuinely hope this decimates the i9s on all frontsQuote
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