AMD announces Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, 2970WX, 2950X and 2920X

Published: Aug 6th 2018, 13:31 GMT   Comments

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
ModelCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockTDPLaunch Price
Threadripper 2990WX
3.0 GHz
4.2 GHz
1,799 USD
Threadripper 2970WX
3.0 GHz
4.2 GHz
1,299 USD
Threadripper 2950X
3.5 GHz
4.4 GHz
899 USD
Threadripper 2920X
3.5 GHz
4.3 GHz
649 USD
Threadripper 1950X
3.4 GHz
4.0 GHz
999 USD
Threadripper 1920X
3.5 GHz
4.0 GHz
799 USD
Threadripper 1900X
3.8 GHz
4.0 GHz
549 USD

 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:

Source: HardwareBattle

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