AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX thrashed all the records

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Newly launched AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX thrashed all the records to become The World’s Most Powerful Desktop Processor

Immediate worldwide start of pre-order availability from above 80 global e-retailers and system integrators for the highly foreseen flagship 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper desktop processor was announced by AMD, on 13th of August. The 32-core, 64-thread 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX which is designed for professional content creators, developers, and PC enthusiasts broke the world-record Cinebench R15 multi-threaded CPU test with the top benchmark scores in the single-socket desktop processor category. The line-up of 2nd Gen has total four processor models coming to market in 2018, which are built on the 12nm “Zen+” core architecture, including the unique 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processor featuring set, and compatible with existing and new X399 motherboards. AMD added the new Ryzen Threadripper WX Series above the existing Ryzen Threadripper X Series processors, meeting creators’ demands for the ultimate desktop computing power for the most intense workloads, with the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2970WX processors.

Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Business Group, AMD  said, “We created a new standard for the HEDT market when we launched our first Ryzen Threadripper processors a year back, delivering a ground-breaking level of computing power for the world’s most demanding PC users”. “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.”

During an event in front of global press, industry analysts, and partners last month, 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processors broke world records in the Cinebench R15 multi-threaded CPU test. The AMD Ryzen Overclocking Team succeeded to overclock the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU to over 5.1GHz working on liquid nitrogen, which achieved record breaking performance with a score of 7,618, beating the current single socket record set by the competition’s Core i9-7980XE CPU at 5,828 points. The open source Ryzen Master Software utility gives extensive control of CPU2 settings abling users to squeeze every drop of performance from their CPU.

2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper Desktop Processors Line-up

The 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor line-up is designed keeping in sight, the needs of creators and gamers.



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


Ecosystem Readiness

The SocketTR4 platform, sporting sixty-four PCIe® Gen 3.0 lanes, andquad channel DDR4 memory with ECC support3, supports all 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors support. All 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are supported by a full ecosystem of new and existing X399 platforms at launch, with designs already available from top motherboard manufacturers including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. In addition to the broad selection of motherboards, the SocketTR4 platform supports a comprehensive range of new and existing cooling solutions, including the new Wraith Ripper air-cooler showcased at Computex 2018. This cooler is now available from CoolerMaster and features compatibility with the SocketTR4 platform and all 1st Gen and 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors.


For customers who’re eager for 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors,e-retailers around the world are ready to begin taking pre-orders beginning Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, for the 32-core, 64-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. A complete list of participating retailers and launch information can be found on The 16-core, 32-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU is expected to launch on Aug.31, 2018 and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920X models are slated for launch in October 2018.



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