AMD’s 32-core Ryzen Threadripper chip is now available for pre-order

AMD’s flagship chip Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is now available for pre-order. The company unveiled the chip back in June. The chip currently holds the world record in Cinebench’s multi-threaded CPU test for the single-socket desktop CPU category with a score of 7,618.

The new chip will cost customers $1,799 and will be compatible with the existing X399 AMD motherboards. AMD has built the Ryzen Threadripper chip on 12-nanometer Zen+ core architecture. The base clock speed of the chip is 3.0 GHz which can be boosted up to 4.2 GHz.

MODELCORES/
THREADS
BOOST/ BASE FREQUENCY (GHZ)L3$ (MB)TDP (WATTS)PCIe® Gen 3.0 LANESSEP (USD)EXPECTED AVAILABILITY
AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX32/644.2/3.064250W64$1,799Aug. 13, 2018
AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2970WX24/484.2/3.064250W64$1,299October 2018
AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2950X16/324.4/3.532180W64$899Aug. 31, 2018
AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2920X12/244.3/3.532180W64$649October 2018

We created a new standard for the HEDT market when we launched our first Ryzen Threadripper processors a year ago, delivering a ground-breaking level of computing power for the world’s most demanding PC users. Our goal with 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors was to push the performance boundaries even further and continue innovating at the bleeding edge. Beginning on August 13, creators, enthusiasts, and gamers everywhere will get to experience the benefits of these new products.

– Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Business Group, AMD

These chips are ideal for 3D editing and Rendering but won’t do much good to the gamer community. This is because of the fact that these chips aren’t designed to use all the cores at once. Moreover, these chips will require liquid-cooling which is not available for everyone. AMD is targeting a niche audience with the new chips. You can pick one up from Amazon starting today and expect the delivery by 13th August. As for the 16-core 2950X model, it will be ship by August 31st.

Source: AMD; Via: Engadget

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