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The 2nd Gen Threadripper Processor Family Revealed!

2nd Gen Threadripper Price, Features + Specifications Updated!

On 13 August 2018, AMD officially launched the 2nd Gen Threadripper processor family with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX blazing the trail, and another three models following suit. Let’s take a look at their key features, price and specifications!

Updated @ 2018-11-02 : Updated the specifications of the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors, and added the official Malaysian prices.

Originally posted @ 2018-08-14

 

2nd Gen Threadripper Models

AMD announced two variants – the higher-end WX series for creators, and the X series for enthusiasts and gamers.

Threadripper WX Series CPUs

Threadripper X Series CPUs

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2nd Gen Threadripper Specifications

Here are the specifications of the four processors :

SpecificationsAMD Ryzen
Threadripper
2990WX
AMD Ryzen
Threadripper
2970WX
AMD Ryzen
Threadripper
2950X
AMD Ryzen
Threadripper
2920X
Transistor Count19.2 Billion19.2 Billion9.6 Billion9.6 Billion
Die Size213 mm² x 4213 mm² x 4213 mm² x 2213 mm² x 2
Cores / Threads32 / 6424 / 4816 / 3212 / 24
Base Clock3,0 GHz3.0 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Boost Clock4.2 GHz4.2 GHz4.4 GHz4.3 GHz
L2 Cache16 MB12 MB8 MB6 MB
L3 Cache64 MB64 MB32 MB32 MB
PCIe 3.0 Lanes64646464
TDP250 watts250 watts180 watts180 watts
Availability13 August 2018October 201831 August 2018October 2018
PriceUS$ 1,799
RM 7,999
US$ 1,299
RM 5,499
US$ 899
RM 3,899
US$ 649
RM 2,749

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2nd Gen Threadripper Key Features

Built on the 12nm Zen+ microarchitecture, the 2nd Gen Threadripper processors, they offer up to 32 cores and 64 threads, with higher base and boost clock speeds. They are compatible with existing AMD X399 motherboards with a BIOS update.

The 2nd Gen Threadripper processors also feature improved AMD SenseMI Technology, with Precision Boost 2, and Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR2). Other performance and value-added features include :

  • AMD StoreMI Technology : All X399 platform customers will now have free access to AMD StoreMI Technology enabling configured PCs to load files, games, and applications from a high-capacity hard drive at SSD-like read speeds.
  • Ryzen Master Utility : Like all AMD Ryzen processors, 2nd Gen Threadripper CPUs are fully unlocked. With the updated AMD Ryzen Master Utility, AMD has added new features like fast core detection both on die and per-CCX, advanced hardware controls, and simple, one-click workload optimisations.
  • Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) : A new performance—enhancing feature that allows multi-threaded boost limits to be raised by tapping into extra power delivery headroom in premium motherboards.

 

How Fast Are The 2nd Gen Threadripper CPUs?

In this comparison, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is between 35% and 51% faster than the Intel Core i9-7980XE.

When it comes to games, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X was slightly slower than the Intel Core i9-7900X processor, but much faster in content creation – between 18% to 41% faster.

 

2nd Gen Threadripper Price + Availability

The 32-core, 64-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is available from 14  August 2018 onwards at a recommended retail price of US$1,799 / RM 7,999.

The 16-core, 32-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor will launch on 31 August 2018, with a recommended retail price of US$899 / RM 3,899.

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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X models officially launched on 29 October 2018, with prices of US$1,299 / RM 5,499 and US$649 / RM 2,749 respectively.

Here are some direct purchase links in Malaysia, the United States and the United Kingdom (accurate as of Nov. 3, 2018) :

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The 2nd Gen Threadripper Presentation Slides

Here are the 2nd Gen Threadripper presentation slides by Jim Anderson, SVP and GM of the AMD Computing and Graphics Business Group.

 

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