3 days ago we posted about the latest Threadripper processors which are going to be released soon and today we have got another leak from Videocardz that has just leaked the very first pictures of an all-new packaging for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series.
Its got a nicer, more polygon look, similar to the sweet packaging made for the 1st Gen. Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, making clear AMD’s decision to move on from the box styled packages its previous high-end chips were being shipped in. It also packs a transparent window which provides a good view of the CPU at the front. At the back, its got a stylish orange tint which shows where the processor is placed. Considering the size, manuals & other necessary installation tools will be included to serve as guides for the processor’s integration unto TR4 motherboards.
Information about the 2nd Gen. Ryzen Threadripper Models, Launch Date and Specs.
Two Ryzen Threadripper processors, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X (32 core / 64 Thread) & Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (16 Core / 32 Thread), will be coming to the HEDT market on the 13th of Aug., 2018.
Riding on 32 Cores & 64 threads, the AMD’s chip beats Intel’s Halo product which packs only 28 Cores & fewer threads (56). It’ll also include 16MB of L2 & 64 MB of L3 Cache, making a total of 80MB cache space available on a single chip. Its TDP is maintained at 250W with all current Gen. TR4 socket boards fully compatible with the 2nd Gen. Threadripper CPUs. With features like a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz & Max. boost clock of 4.0 GHz, optimized single core workloads of up to 4.20 GHz & precision boost overdrive clocks rating set at +200 MHz, it is clear that despite the double jump in the number of cores found in their previous flagship, AMD’s beauty is still bound to achieve high clock speeds.
- With 16 more Cores, 32 more threads & faster clock speeds, the Threadripper 2990X beats Ryzen Threaripper 1950X (at $500 more).
- It also wins with 14 more cores, 28 more threads & a better architecture based on a 12nm process against the Core i9-7980XE (at $500 less).
In the high-end market, Intel’s HEDT might feel a shaking as the chip is expected to ship within the $999 US bracket. The 2nd Gen. CPUs are going to retain the four die CCX configuration (all 4 now fully enabled) on the 2970X & 2990X, connected using the infinity Fabric Interconnect. Partners have also released new BIOS firmware that supports the new chips for existing motherboards.