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AMD’s 32-core Threadripper dares Intel to compare it on cores and price

AMD rigourously announced 4 new 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadrippers (also called “Threadripper 2”) Monday morning, during prices directed to kill Intel.

The 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX has 32 cores, 64 threads, and a list cost of $1,799 (preorder on NeweggRemove non-product link). Yes, we know, this sounds like a lot of money. However, AMD’s new flagship CPU is indeed a flattering fantastic discount compared to Intel’s tip dog, a Core i-7980XE, that launched final year with 18 cores and a cost of $2,000.

Priced out per thread (both CPUs underline “virtual” cores to double a sum discriminate threads) a new 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX costs about $28 per thread, vs. a Core i9-7980XE’s $55 per thread.

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Think of it like Costco: The some-more threads we buy, a softened discount we get.

The 32-core 2990WX is usually a flagship. AMD also announced a following CPUs:

  • 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2920X with 12 cores, 24 threads, and a bottom time of 3.5GHz and boost time of 4.3GHz, for $649.
  • 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X with 16 cores, 32 threads, and a bottom time of 3.5GHz and boost time of 4.4GHz, for $899.
  • 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX with 24 cores, 48 threads, and a bottom time of 3GHz and boost time of 4.2GHz, for $1,299.

The tip dog is clear, though:

  • 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX with 32 cores, 64 threads, and a bottom time of 3GHz and boost time of 4.2GHz, for $1,799.

The 32-core Threadripper 2990WX is accessible for pre-order now and approaching to be on shelves by Aug 13. The 16-core Threadripper 2950X will strike shelves on Aug 31.The final two, a 24-core Threadripper 2970WX and a 12-core Threadripper 2920X, won’t be accessible until October.

All 4 new 2nd Gen Threadrippers are formed on a softened 12nm Zen+ design a association rolled out with a 2nd Gen Ryzen chips progressing this year. Officials contend all CPUs are drop-in concordant with existent X399 motherboards, that also all support BIOS updates though a need for an comparison CPU.

The new CPUs offers a decent opening uptick over a first-generation CPUs, AMD says, and opposite a allied Intel parts, it’s not most of a contest. The association pronounced a 32-core Threadripper 2990X is about 51 percent faster than a 18-core Core i9-7980XE in Cinebench R15. Other multi-threaded tests such as POV-Ray place a 32-core about 47 percent ahead. Outside of multi-threaded apps, though, design opening to preference CPUs that run during aloft time speeds.

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