AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X Processor - Power Consumption Tests

When it comes to power consumption, there are a few things we should take note of. First of all, Intel has focused on efficiency for several years but as we have seen, they are starting to loose rapidly at this front. The Intel Core-X processors are based on the new 14nm processors and we know this that Intel generally has a better fabrication process compared to their rivals. AMD, on the other hand, is using a refined 12nm process from Global Foundries on their Zen+ based Ryzen,  and Ryzen Threadripper chips.

The Ryzen Threadripper chips are based on four dies rather than a single monolithic die. We have seen how that affects the temperatures but it is also crucial to see how power management is now handled on four separate dies. All four dies are connected through the infinity fabric interconnect and hence, it is used to thermally manage the load on different dies.

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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper WX processors feature a reference TDP of 250W and we pushed the voltage higher than stock when running the chips in overclock mode. The resultant power numbers at both stock and overclocked frequencies can be seen below:

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The core revolution is here and AMD is leading the charge with their monstrous 32 core and 64 thread behemoth, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. Simply put, it crushes and rips through the entire Core-X lineup with a disruptive price tag and performance further refined with 12nm Zen+ cores. This is a premium enthusiast grade and work station ready chip for the performance hungry masses.

Pros
  • First 32 core and 64 thread high-end desktop processor
  • Destroys the competition with an absolutely stellar price per core, price per thread and price to performance value
  • Single-Thread performance enhanced with Zen+ Cores
  • Incredible Multi-threading performance
  • Highly efficient 12nm Design
  • Up To 80 MB of Cache on the chip
  • Up To 64 PCIe lanes on the chip
  • Compatible with all existing X399 motherboards
  • Compatible with the faster Spec'd DDR4 memory
  • Overclock up to 4-4.2 GHz possible across all 32 cores
  • Dedicated Gamer mode and Compute mode for optimized performance
Cons
  • Highly competitive but very high-price ($1799 US)
  • Not all X399 motherboards may allow good OC
  • Very High TDP (250W), Requires good cooling solutions
  • Very High Power Consumption when overclocked

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