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The Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is here — RM7999 for the beefiest desktop processor in the market!
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The Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is here — RM7999 for the beefiest desktop processor in the market!

by Vyncent ChanAugust 14, 2018
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The second generation of AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are here. The 32-core, 64-thread, Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is priced at just RM7999 and it is available now. AMD’s highest end desktop CPU features a boost frequency of 4.2 GHz, 64MB of cache, 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes and a whopping 250W TDP.

The latest CPUs are based on the 12nm Zen+ architecture, the same as the 2nd generation Ryzen CPUs. AMD boasts of 53% better multithreaded performance, and 47% more rendering performance than Intel’s Core i9 7980XE, a processor that can be gotten for around the same price here in Malaysia. With the AMD Ryzen Threadripper platform, you also get to enjoy AMD’s StoreMI Technology, included free to enhance your storage performance.

No. of Cores/ThreadsBoost/Base clocks (GHz)CacheTDPPriceExpected availability
Threadripper 2990WX32/644.2/3.064MB250WRM799913th August
Threadripper 2970WX24/484.2/3.064MB250WTBAOctober 2018
Threadripper 2950X16/324.4/3.532MB180WRM389931st August
Threadripper 2920X12/244.3/3.532MB180WTBAOctober 2018

If you don’t demand nearly as much horsepower, AMD will also be offering the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX, 2950X and 2920X. The Threadripper 2950X is going to be available starting 31st August, while the Threadripper 2970X and 2920X are expected to arrive later in October.

The best part about these CPUs is that they are 100% compatible with all all existing X399 platforms by AMD’s motherboard partners. If you come from an older Threadripper, the new CPUs are literally a drop in upgrade.

Will you be upgrading to the 2nd generation of AMD Ryzen Threadrippers?

Pokdepinion: The pricing may be quite painful for our measly wallets, but for content creators who need more performance, it is really a steal.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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