AMD announced in Computex this year that they will launch the 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadrippers soon. Ryzen Threadrippers are known for their crazy core counts, the Threadripper 1950X was the first 16-Core processor on a consumer desktop PC. The second generation chips take it a step further, as we know that the flagship 2nd Gen processor will come with a whopping 32 cores and 64 threads.The high core count is enabled by packing four 8-core Ryzen dies on-package, which is connected with AMD’s Infinity Fabric. Although AMD had confirmed the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X in Computex, we didn’t know much about the other processors in the Threadripper Gen 2 lineup.
But courtesy to HWBOT, who listed all three Ryzen Threadripper Gen 2 processors on their website along with their specifications.
The entry level 2950X is the most power efficient Threadripper yet, but comes with marginally lower clock speeds, at 3.1Ghz. This can be a great choice for people who are concerned with power consumption, as the 2950X runs at 125W.
Then comes the 2970X which will feature 24 cores and 48 threads, a 3.5GHz base clock and a TDP of 180W. This is actually a very impressive base clock, considering the number of cores it comes with.
We finally have the top of the line Threadripper 2990X, it comes with an insane 32 cores and 64 threads, with a base clock of 3.4GHz and a TDP of 250W. Considering the TDP of this chip, AMD will definitely need to pair it with a robust cooling solution. Looking at the specifications, this should easily outperform Intel’s most powerful desktop processor the Intel i9-7980XE.
These new chips are based on AMD’s 12nm Pinnacle Ridge architecture. This will be the company’s high-end desktop (HEDT) microprocessor line based on the Zen+ microarchitecture serving as a successor to the Summit Ridge core.
The price of the CPUs haven’t been officially revealed, but a listing for the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X was seen on a German Website for US $1,700. The chips will support the TR4 socket and AMD has promised that users will be able to use their current Threadripper motherboards. Release date is also unknown, but according to rumors, the official launch is supposed to be on 14th August.