In preparation for the impending release of its 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, AMD set us up with an array of hardware to thoroughly test the chips. As has customarily been the case when AMD has something new and exciting coming down the pipe, the company sent along a little something extra to spice things up. This time around, in addition to a couple of flagship CPUs, we received some customized packaging and materials that call out some of Threadripper’s killer attributes. Take a look…
In addition to some motherboards, memory, and accessories, we’ve got some hands-on video time with Threadripper’s new stylized box and the massive Wraith-ripper air cooler, for which AMD partnered-up with Cooler Master to produce.
As has been previously leaked, there are four new Ryzen Threadripper SKUs. The 24-core Threadripper 2970WX and the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX have the “WX” designation to signify that they are aimed at the workstation market (i.e. Radeon Pro WX). The standard 12-core Threadripper 2920X and 16-core Threadripper 2950X are aimed at gaming enthusiasts.
As for pricing and specifications, here’s what AMD is revealing so far:
- Threadripper 2990WX: 32 cores / 64 threads, 3GHz to 4.2GHz, 250W, $1,799
- Threadripper 2970WX: 24 cores / 48 threads, 3GHz to 4.2GHz, 250W, $1,299
- Threadripper 2950X: 16 cores / 32 threads, 3.5GHz to 4.4GHz, 180W, $899
- Threadripper 2920X: 12 cores / 24 threads, 3.5GHz to 4.3GHz, 180W, $649
All four of the new processors support 60 PCIe 3.0 lanes and support up to DDR4-2933 memory. They are of course all based on Pinnacle Ridge Zen+ 12nm architecture with improved latencies and boosted clock speeds across the board.
Newegg has listed the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X for preorder, as does Amazon and both note it will be available on August 13th. The Ryzen Threadripper 2950X launches on August 31st, while the Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X will take a bow in October.