Today AMD launches second generation Threadripper.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper SKUs
There are four SKUs, ranging from 12 to 32 cores. The WX-series require at least 250W of power, whereas the X-series are 180W TDP, same as 1st generation. Only 32-core Threadripper 2990WX will be available at launch, which happens to be exactly next week.
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper Series Processors|
|Model||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||TDP||Launch Price|
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Preorders
Only Threadripper 2990WX can be preordered today. The CPU will ship on August 13th.
PCWorld’s interview with Jim Anderson
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Press Slides
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Review Kits
The review kit comes in a massive box containing Threadripper processor, custom 2990WX stand, memory kits and so on. It does appear that most reviewers got their hands on AORUS X399 Extreme, ASUS ROG Zenith and MSI’s X399 Creation motherboards as well.
AMD Wraith Ripper Cooling
With Threadripper 2000 series, AMD launches their very first cooler for HEDT platform. It’s a nice looking cooling solution, but it does have some issue, which were demonstrated by HWBattle: