In August AMD produced their new best CPU right now with 32 cores. With great improvements over the past year the new processors are beasts. We are seeing improvements in core count, better power management and higher clock speeds.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper release date
The Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2950X have been launched in August, but we are still waiting for two more Ryzen Threadripper CPUs 2970WX and 2920X, said by AMD to hit the markets on October 29th.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper specs
|Base Clock||3 GHz||4 GHz||3.5 GHz||4.5 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4.2 GHz||4.2 GHz||4.4 GHz||4.3 GHz|
So, let’s compare these specs to last gen CPUs:
|Base Clock||3.4 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.8 GHz|
|Boost Clock||4 GHz||4 GHz||4 GHz|
We can see that they changed the series a little bit with 1900X not getting an installment in the next gen, but we have two new installments that being 2970WX and 2990WX. Comparing the 1920X and 2920X we don’t see a difference in core and thread count but we can see a significant improvement in clock speeds with the same power usage, the same goes for the 1950X and 2950X. But, with the new even better 2990WX and 2970WX AMD has proven that they can do even better than they did last year when they surprised us with Ryzen for the first time.
The great power management, higher clock speeds and huge increase in core counts is possible because AMD is using Zen+ 12nm architecture in Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs. If you are wondering that the WX suffix stands for it is signifying workstation-grade processors meant for creators and innovators. AMD is targeting these CPUs for video editor, people in design and general media creators. So, we are not recommending 2990WX and 2970WX for gaming, that extra money is better off on buying a better GPU or a second GPU. On the other hand, with the X-series processors 2920X and 2950X AMD is targeting streaming gamers who need such a high performance for gaming in 4K livestreaming.
Such great performance CPUs won’t come at a cheap price with the cheapest of them starting at $649.
Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: $1799
Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: $1299
Ryzen Threadripper 2950X: $899
Ryzen Threadripper 2920X: $649