AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950: 16-cores at 125W?
The preliminary specifications released by HWBOT are definitely worth an attention. According to those specs, the 16-core Threadripper 2950X would only require 125W (assuming thermal design is equal to power consumption). Interestingly, the new 16-core is 300 MHz slower than current gen 16-core. Unfortunately, the XFR frequencies were not yet released by HWBOT.
The highest model, known as Threadripper 2990X would be a 250W TDP processor. This is rather high and it may require more attention during the selection of the adequate cooling solution (you probably want to go liquid at this point).
Only Threadripper 2970X would retain the same TDP range as a current generation — 180W. To put some perspective, a second-gen 24-core part with 3.5 GHz base clock has the same TDP as 16-core 3.4 GHz part from the 1st generation.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series will be unveiled next month. The pricing has not yet been confirmed, but it is expected that the 32-core/64-thread part will retail at 1500 USD.
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper Series Processors|
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