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Two weeks ago we reported that the 2nd Generation AMD’s Threadripper processors are going to be launched on 13th August and that’s more likely to be true according to a lot of reports. But what is more interesting is the leak of the leak of the specs of these processors.
The three new Threadripper processors which are: Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, 2970X and 2990X are mentioned on Hwbot with their specs leaked. AMD didn’t reveal the specs on their official website but a few things have been confirmed from this leak that we reported before. Ryzen 2950X will feature 16 cores and 32 threads, Ryzen 2970X will feature 24 cores and 48 threads and the Ryzen 2990X is the first desktop processor to feature 32 cores and 64 threads.
There are no images available for these chips right now but other specs are mentioned which you would love to know. Ryzen 2950X will be clocked at a 3.1Ghz base clock with a TDP of 125 watts. However, there is no mention of the boost clock but it’s lower than what you would expect as compared to the 1st gen Threadripper processors. The 2970X, on the other hand, is clocked at a much higher frequency, i.e., 3.5Ghz with a TDP of 180 Watts. For a 24 core processor, the TDP is impressive and not that high. The same goes for the ultimate Ryzen Threadripper 2990X which is a 32 core processor with a TDP of 250 Watts having the base clock as 3.4Ghz and a boost clock of 4.2Ghz with XFR2. So, the boost clock of the Ryzen 2970X must be close or higher.
These processors will be totally compatible with the X399 motherboards that were originally made for the first generation Threadripper processors. So, the owners of these motherboards won’t have to change their motherboards in order to upgrade to a powerful 2970X or a 2990X.