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

Ryzen Threadripper WX Series - For Creators and Innovators

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

Ryzen Threadripper WX Series - For Creators and Innovators

The Ryzen Threadripper WX series is something that is entirely new for AMD, offering consumers "ludicrous multi-threaded performance" with TDPs of 250W, up to thirty-two cores and sixty-four threads and four active Ryzen 2nd Generation processor dies under the hood. 

AMD is aiming these processors at "Innovators and Creators", promising drop-in compatibility with existing X399 motherboards (if they support USB BIOS flashback) and AMD's Ryzen 2nd Generation features. 

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

The pricing of AMD's new Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper WX series ranges from $1299 to $1799, with core counts that range from twenty-four to thirty-two. Thanks to the modularity of AMD's Ryzen architecture, AMD can deliver these processors at prices that are similar to two X-series 2920X and 2950X processors for the 2970WX and 2990WX respectively, making price/core scaling relatively linear for AMD's Threadripper processor lineup. 

With a $1799 price tag, AMD's Threadripper 2990WX competes head-to-head with Intel's X299 i9-7890XE, an 18-core CPU, giving AMD a 14-core advantage in multi-threaded workloads. 


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

Looking at AMD's performance numbers, the Threadripper 2990WX can offer up to a 50% performance boost over Intel's similarly priced i9-7980XE, making AMD's CPU significantly faster in heavily multi-threaded workloads.  

These performance levels will likely force Intel to reconsider their X299 pricing structure, as 32 cores for $1799 is insane value for money when compared to what Intel currently offers.  


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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