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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core Flagship X399 CPU Listed For Pre-Orders on Newegg For $1799 US – Officially Launches on 13th August


Newegg has listed AMD's flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 core processor for pre-order. The new processor has been listed along with its official release date of 13th August which we confirmed last month.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Now Available For Pre-Order - Flagship 32 Core X399 CPU For $1799 US, 13th August Official Launch

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is the flagship and the most high-performance desktop CPU to be released to date. It aims to be a workstation monster while retaining good game performance which many users buying this processor would be aiming for. Thing is, this CPU packs so much core power that you could probably game, stream, render and do tons of multi-tasking at the same time and the processor won't even break a sweat.

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On Newegg, the processor has now been officially listed for $1799 US which was also confirmed a while ago. We confirmed the release date of 13th August last month. The specifications are known too but it's good to see them listed by an official retailer. We also have a couple of more shots for the package in which the CPU would ship which is amazing in its own right.

You can pre-order the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processor here!

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core $1799 US Processor – The Undisputed and The Unmatched Flagship of the 2nd Gen AMD HEDT Family

The Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX will rock 32 cores and 64 threads that eclipses Intel’s halo product which will sport 28 cores and 56 threads. The chip is expected to feature a base frequency of 3.0 GHz (3.4 GHz all core precision boost) and a maximum boost frequency of 4.0 GHz while the precision boost overdrive frequency is rated at +200 MHz so expect up to 4.20 GHz in single core optimized workloads.

This shows that Zen+ cores can still achieve very high clock speeds even when they jumped to twice as many as their previous flagship, the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X.

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Other details include 16 MB of L2 and 64 MB of L3 cache which rounds up to a total of 80 MB of available cache on a single chip. The TDP of the chip as stated before will be kept at 250W and all current generation TR4 socketed boards will be fully compatible with the 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors.

When compared to the Core i9-7980XE, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X at $1799 US offers a better architecture based on a 12nm process, 14 more cores, 28 more threads and for $200 less since the i9 costs a grand $2000 US. Comparing it to the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, we get 16 more cores, 32 more threads, and faster clocks at $800 US more. Given these prices, it would be another great product for the high-end market and put Intel’s HEDT in a lot of trouble which can cost in excess of $2000 US considering their new platform and Xeon Platinum prices.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series CPU Specifications:

CPU NameAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WXAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WXAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950XAMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
CPU FamilyAMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper (COFLAX)
CPU Architecture12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+12nm Zen+
Base Clock3.0 GHz3.0 GHz3.5 GHz3.5 GHz
Boost Clock4.2 GHz4.2 GHz4.4 GHz4.3 GHz
Cache (L3)64 MB64 MB64 MB64 MB
Cache (L2)16 MB12 MB8 MB6 MB
PlatformTR4 X399TR4 X399TR4 X399TR4 X399
Price$1799 US$1299 US$899 US$649 US

On the X399 front, we will be looking at a slew of new refreshed designs, specifically built for the 2nd generation HEDT processors. We have already seen the MSI MEG X399 Creation and AORUS X399 Extreme designs so we can also expect other products from the remaining manufacturers.  For existing motherboards, partners have released new BIOS firmware that enables support on them (read more here). We will have more details for you in a couple of days regarding the Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series so stay tuned.

Which AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series processor are you interested in?