AMD’s Threadripper 2 2990WX high power processor will launch in the market threatening Intel’s i9-7980 XE. The AMD Threadripper 2 2990WX is approximately over 50% more efficient than the intel’s competing i9-7980XE. However it will compete intel’s high-end flagship processor’s. The Threadripper-2990WX will have 12/24 cores and threads . Above all, having base clock 3.5-GHz expected boost clock is 4.3-GHz and MSRP of $680. The 2950x has 16 cores with active 3.5 base and 4.4 GHz boos clocks and MSRP $ 920. These two processors are for the average desktop users. As far as AMD Threadripper 2 2990WX concerns which as mentioned by AMD Enterprise and server level processors.
AMD THREADRIPPER 2 2990WX SPECS
The 2970WX consists of 24/48 cores & threads having 3 GHz base and 4.2 GHz boost frequency. AMD’s 2990WX will have 32/64 cores & threads with 3.0/4.2 GHz base and boost clocks. The Threadripper-2 will have 12nm lithography. This will ultimately reduce heat and Die of the processor and increase power efficiency. However in comparison to intel’s flagship currently available will demise.
AMD’S website in France posted that the 2990WX is the fastest processor in the desktop flagship right now beating intel’s flagship and dethroning intel’s processors.
According to rumors Ryzen Threadripper 2 will launch in current month at the end of August. Compatibility of motherboard concern the X399-based motherboards will support the Threadripper 2 as per the motherboard vendors. Manufacturers like MSI, Gigabyte and Asrock already confirmed the existing X399 platform will support it. AMD’s Threadripper 2 by will need update UEFI Bios from their website. According to the unconfirmed benchmarks the Ryzen Threadripper2 2990WX is approximately over 50% faster than the Intel’s i9-7980XE. Above all, it’s more power efficient because of the 12nm and having two High-end SKU’s. Thanks to the ZEN+ 12nm Architecture will provide AMD edge over Intel flagship.
The new Threadripper 2 2990WX series will compete with the intel’s workstation Xeon lineup. According to AMD, their new Ryzen Threadripper 2 processor lineup will have a better multi-thread and gaming performance.
The Ryzen Threadripper 2 processors will debut at the end of August and in the 1st week of October. The performance improvement mentioned by AMD can be validated after the launch of their 2000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 2 processors.