AMD Launches World’s Most Powerful Desktop Processor: Bigger, Better 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors Break Boundaries of High-End Desktop Market
“We created Ryzen Threadripper processors because we saw an opportunity to deliver unheard-of levels of multithreaded computing for the demanding needs of creators, gamers, and PC enthusiasts in the HEDT market,” said
“AMD reinvigorated the PC market with the launch of Ryzen processors, bringing compelling new choices to buyers of performance PCs”, said
Bigger, More Powerful Performance
AMD WX Series of processors offer class-leading core counts3, featuring the Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX with 32-core/64-threads and Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2970WX with 24-core/48-threads. These are the embodiment of pure multi-core processing, purpose-built for prosumers who crave raw computational compute power to dispatch the heaviest workloads.
- 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX delivers up to 53% faster multi-thread performance than the Core i9-7980XE1.
- 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX offers up to 47% more rendering performance for creators than the Core i9-7980XE4.
AMD has enhanced the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ X Series with higher base and boost clocks offering enthusiasts, creators, gamers, and streamers who demand high performance with a beautiful smooth gaming experience; 16-core/32-thread 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X delivers up to 41% more multi-threaded performance than the Core i9-7900X5.
Better Experience with 2nd Gen Ryzen Feature Set
2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors implement improved AMD SenseMI6 Technology with Precision Boost 2, and
- 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 speeds7.
- Ryzen Master Utility: Like all AMD Ryzen™ processors, 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are fully unlocked8. 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 optimizations.
- Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO)9: A new performance—enhancing feature that allows multi-threaded boost limits to be raised by tapping into extra power delivery headroom in premium motherboards.
Seamless Platform Compatibility
All 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are supported by a full ecosystem of exciting new motherboards and all existing X399 platforms with a simple BIOS update, with designs already available from top motherboard manufacturers including
2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper Desktop Processors Line-up
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX||32/64||4.2/3.0||64||250W||64||$||1,799||Aug. 13, 2018|
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2970WX||24/48||4.2/3.0||64||250W||64||$||1,299||October 2018|
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2950X||16/32||4.4/3.5||32||180W||64||$||899||Aug. 31, 2018|
|AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2920X||12/24||4.3/3.5||32||180W||64||$||649||October 2018|
The 32-core, 64-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is available today,
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1 Testing by AMD Performance labs as of
2 AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors all have 64 PCIe lanes and 4-channel memory. The highest-end competing processor, the Core i9-7980XE, has 44 PCIe lanes and 4-channel memory. Specifications from ark.intel.com and AMD.com. RZN-76
3 Prior to the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, the desktop processor with the most cores was the Intel Core i9-7980XE, with 18 cores. With the release of the 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, the most cores you can get on a desktop processor is now 32 cores.
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6 AMD SenseMI technology is built into all Ryzen processors, but specific features and their enablement may vary by product and platform. Learn more at http://www.amd.com/en/technologies/sense-mi.
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8 AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software. GD-26
9 Precision Boost Overdrive requires a 2nd Gen Ryzen 2000X series processor with AMD 400-series chipset motherboard. Because Precision Boost Overdrive enables operation of the processor outside of specifications and in excess of factory settings, use of the feature invalidates the AMD product warranty and may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer. GD-128
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