Could AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X be the next flagship CPU?

Published: 19th Jun 2018, 17:10 GMT   Comments

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X: a 32-core monster

Is AMD changing their naming scheme to add more SKUs? It does seem so as Threadripper 2990X makes the first appearance at HKEPC. The flagship 2990X model would sport 32-core and 64-thread configuration. This is the highest core count ever available for the consumer.

The CPU-Z screenshot posted by HKEPC indicates 250W TDP, which was somewhat indicated by TR4 cooling solution manufacturers at Computex.

AMD could technically replace existing Threadripper 1950X with Threadripper 2950X, but it was already confirmed by AMD that there are currently no plans to remove 16-core and 12-core parts from the offer.

That said, it is likely that 2990X would rather retain new naming just to indicate higher core count. Based on Computex rumors, the 24-core Threadripper is also expected, so another part, let’s call it ‘2970X’ should also be available at launch:

AMD Ryzen Desktop Series Processors
ModelCores/Threads Base ClockXFR ClockTDP
Threadripper 2990X (?)
3.4 GHz
Threadripper 2970X (?)
Threadripper 1950X
3.4 GHz
4.2 GHz
Threadripper 1920X
3.5 GHz
4.2 GHz
Ryzen 7 2700X
3.7 GHz
4.3 GHz
Ryzen 5 2600X
3.6 GHz
4.2 GHz

Performance wise we are looking at very high multi-thread Cinebench performance, completely outperforming all currently available high-end desktop (HEDT) chips. What’s more, the CPU does seem to be overclockable up to 4.15 GHz, improving performance up to 6400 points in Cinebench. Sadly no word on power consumption here, but it must be shocking as well:

Threadripper 2000 utilizes four 8-core Zen+ dies, totaling in 32-core configuration. The utilization screen shows 3MB, 16MB and 64MB L1, L2 and L3 Caches respectively.

Source: HKEPC

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