AMD has just officially let loose on their second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processor lineup on the high-end desktop market taking the fight to Intel and simply crushing it with superior multithreading superiority.
Four new CPUs have been revealed with the two cheapest offerings being centered around enthusiasts and gamers.
Starting things off we have the 2920X with 12-cores, 24-threads for just $649 and the 2950X with 16-cores and 32 threads for $899.
The 2920X features a base clockspeed of 3.5GHz and a maximum precision boost of 4.3Ghz, 6MB of L2 cache and 32MB of L3 cache.
The 2950X also features a base clockspeed of 3.5Ghz but with a peak precision boost of 4.4GHz. It also comes with 8MB of L2 cache and 32MB of L3 cache.
Both Threadripper X series CPUs have a rated TDP of 180W.
The Threadripper X-series of processors are targeted towards gamers who work just as hard as they play undercutting Intel’s offerings while offering much more with dominating performance across Cinebench, Handbrake and 7-Zip while the company’s own gaming benchmarks show that the 2950X is just 6% behind across 11 different titles at 1920×1080.
Neither processor should really be considered for a gaming CPU at such a resolution but if you insisted on spending more on the heart of your machine rather than a monitor the Threadripper 2950X still shows somewhat impressive performance.
The 2950X slashes the price of the 7900X by $100 while providing superior multithreaded performance.
AMD is also revealing two new processors targeted towards creators and innovators with their new Threadripper WX-Series lineup consisting of the 2990WX and 2970WX. Now we’ve already discussed about the 2990XE in our previous article buy just in case you’ve missed that.
The 2990WX is a 32-core 64-thread monster coming in at $1,799 featuring a base clockspeed of 3.0GHz and a maximum precision boost of 4.2GHz, 16MB of L2 cache and 64MB of L3 cache.
While the 2970WX comes in with 24-cores, 48-threads for $1299 which features the same base and peak boost frequencies as the 2990WX but only features 12MB of L2 cache.
Both CPUs in the Threadripper WX lineup have a rated TDP of 250W.
AMD is offering never before seen multithreaded performance at heart-stopping prices with the 2990WX absolutely crushing Intel’s Core i9 7980XE which costs $200 more. With crushing victories in Cinebench, POV-Ray, Corona and Blender. The Threadripper WX series offers unbelievable multithreaded performance in applications that can take advantage of its many cores and threads.
AMD’s new second-generation Threadripper lineup is based on the Zen+ architecture and will be on the 12nm process. AMD will be kicking things off with the 2990WX officially launching on August 13th followed by the 2950X on the 31st of August with the 2920X and 2970WX being available sometime in October.