AMD Ryzen Threadripper Available for Pre-order

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The day is here to pre-order the second generation Threadripper from AMD at more than 80 e-tailers worldwide. This includes the Threadripper 2990WX which currently holds the world record in Cinebench R15 multi-threaded CPU test for a single socket system.

During a press event last month, the AMD Ryzen Overclocking team managed to push the 2990WX to over 5.1 GHz using liquid nitrogen. The team managed a score of 7,618 beating the current single socket record of the Core i9-7980XE of 5,828. This also beat the mysterious 5.0 GHz, Intel 28-core  CPU demoed at Computex earlier this summer which scored 7,334 in the multi-threaded Cinebench R15 CPU benchmark.

AMD is staggering the release of the second generation Threadripper CPUs from August 13th for the 2990WX, the 2950X will be available on August 31st and the remaining 2970x and 2920X will be coming in October 2018. See the table below.

Model Cores/Threads Boost/Base Frequency L3 Cache TDP PCIe Gen 3.0 Lanes SEP(USD) Release Date
TR 2990WX 32/64 4.2/3.0 GHz 64MB 250W 64 $1,799.00 Aug.13, 2018
TR 2970WX 24/48 4.2/3.0 GHz 64MB 250W 64 $1,299.00 Oct. 2018
TR 2950X 16/32 4.4/3.5 GHz 32MB 180W 64 $899.00 Aug.31, 2018
TR 2920X 12/24 4.3/3.5 GHz 32MB 180W 64 $649.00 Oct. 2018

All the second generation Threadripper CPUs will be supported on new and current X399 Socket TR4 motherboards available from all the major partners. Along with a wide range of motherboards, socket TR4 supports a variety of new and existing coolers such as the new  Wraith Ripper air-cooler showcased at Computex 2018 alongside the new Threadripper and it’s available from Cooler Master. With 64 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes and quad-channel DDR4 memory with ECC support the new second generation Threadripper is tailored to HEDT(high-end desktop) delivering the ultimate desktop computing power for the most intense workloads.

“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,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Business Group, AMD. “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.”

Beginning today Monday, August 6th, 2018 e-tailers such as Amazon and Newegg are ready to start taking orders for the 32-core, 64-thread Threadripper 2990WX launch. For a complete list of participating e-tailers and product launch information follow this link to

-Shawn Jennings (Johan45)


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  1. It's the end of the current design. The process won't help as already we can't see a big difference between 1st and 2nd gen of Ryzen. It's just that the best chips can boost up to that 4.4GHz on single cores. I really count that new Ryzen will be designed to handle higher wattage and its efficiency will be better at higher clock.
    Now I wonder how many of these 32 core TR will be sold as 1st gen was pretty much sales fail (still huge marketing success).
    I cant imagine its actually posted in public considering the cpu isnt out yet and amd pulled it down off their page.

    This comes from the mass Preorder e-mail that AMD sent out
    Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 6/26/2018 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. Test configuration: AMD ‘Whitehaven’ X399 Socket sTR4 Motherboard + AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper 2990WX + Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gasming9 + Core i9-7980XE. Both systems feature GeForce GTX 1080 (driver, 4x8GB DDR4-3200, Windows 10 x64 Pro (RS3), Samsung 850 Pro SSD. "Power” defined as computational processing power as represented by the cinebench R15 processor benchmark. The Core i9-7980XE achieved an average of 3335.2 points in the benchmark, while the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX achieved an average of 5099.3, or (5099.3/3335.2=153%) 53% faster than the Intel Core i9-7980XE. RP2-01