AMD is hoping to land a sucker punch to Intel in the raging feud between these two firms to see who outmatches its opponent when it comes to better processors. The kickass motherboard supporting this generation has already been announced. AMD came out a lot brighter this time around with their official launching of 2nd generation AMD Threadripper Processors on 13th August 2018. The mindblowing specifications of these processors are a telltale of the effort and time put into them.
First, the second generation or 2000 series were revealed officially at Computex 2018 where we caught a glimpse of AMD processors in working during live demonstrations. Later on, with subsequent leaks and announcements, the exact specs are finally brought to light. There are two processors planned to be introduced to HEDT market on 13 August which are as follows :
- Ryzen Threadripper 2990X with 32 cores and 64 Threads
- Ryzen Threadripper 2950X with 24 cores and 48 Threads
Customer friendly prices with a satisfying performance is can almost be declared as AMD’s forte as of now when we compare this Ryzen Threadripper 2990X with an astounding 32 cores/64 threads to Intel’s halo which embodies only 28 cores with 56 threads, AMD Ryzen processor seems like a better choice with an economical price of $1500 than $2000 cost for Intel’s Core i9-7980XE with higher price and lower number of cores, hence the overall output with a 12nmZen+ architecture being used for this bad boy.
The base clocks will work at 3.4 GHz with a boost up to 4GHz while the precision boost overdrive clocks will rock $.2GHz in single core optimized workloads. This is an impressive clock speed considering their huge leap in core numbers from its predecessor Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. When we take a look at the cache, they have 16 MB of L2 and 64 MB of L3 which sums up to a total of 80 MB cache for a chip. TDP will be observed at 250W like their previous generations along with TR$ socketed boards compatible with the 2nd generation.