AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU is the world’s first 32-core, 64-thread desktop processor, and it could be the ultimate CPU for workstations. This second-generation processor can be installed on TR4 socket, X399 chipset motherboards, offering a base speed of 3.0GHz and a maximum speed of 4.2GHz, while supporting 64 threads, 64 PCI Express 3.0 lanes, complete with 3MB of L1 cache, 16MB of L2 cache and 64MB of L3 cache. “All second-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are supported by a full ecosystem of exciting new motherboards, as well as all existing X399 platforms with a simple BIOS update, with designs already available from top motherboard manufacturers including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI,” according to the company. Product page. Continue reading for two hands-on videos and more information.
“As for the three other second-generation Threadripper chips, the 16-core 2950X arriving later this month will have a base speed of 3.5GHz and a maximum speed of 4.4GHz. It will also support 32 threads, 64 PCI Express 3.0 lanes, and pack 32MB of L3 cache. The chip will draw 180 watts of power. Meanwhile, the remaining two won’t appear until October. The 2970WX will be a 24-core chip with a base speed of 3.0GHz and a maximum speed of 4.2GHz. It will support 48 threads, 64 PCI Express 3.0 lanes and include 64MB of L3 cache. Like the 2990WX, this chip will draw 250 watts of power for a lower $1,300 price tag,” reports Yahoo News. More information.