AMD’s latest high-end Ryzen Threadripper processor is now available for pre-order.
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU boasts 32 physical cores, 64 threads, and a boost clock speed of 4.2GHz.
The second-generation chip is compatible with AMD’s existing X399 chipset and is built on the company’s 12nm Zen+ architecture.
This powerful CPU is aimed at applications like 3D rendering or those which take advantage of its multi-threading capabilities – and is complete overkill for most games.
AMD will release four new Ryzen Threadripper processors this year, with the 2990WX the first up for pre-order.
The specifications and pricing for AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper processors are below.
|Threadripper 2990WX||32/64||4.2GHz/3.0GHz||250W||13 August 2018||R29,999|
|Threadripper 2970WX||24/48||4.2GHz/3.0GHz||250W||October 2018||$1,299|
|Threadripper 2950X||16/32||4.4GHz/3.5GHz||180W||31 August 2018||$899|
|Threadripper 2920X||12/24||4.3GHz/3.5GHz||180W||October 2018||$649|