AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Gen 2990X 32-core CPU specs leak

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 32-core specs leak

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Gen 2990X 32-core CPU specs leak

At Computex 2018 AMD shocked the world with their second generation of Ryzen Threadripper processors, promising core/thread counts of up to 32 cores and 64 threads, a 2x boost over their previous generation.  

So far, AMD has not revealed any detailed specifications for their upcoming 32-core, though HKEPC has reported that they have gotten themselves a sneak peek at AMD’s forthcoming 32-core flagship, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X. 

Much like AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X, AMD’s Threadripper 2990X will reportedly offer a maximum boost clock speed of 4.2GHz and a base frequency of 3.0GHz, allowing the CPU to maintain a TDP of 250W, a 70W increase over their 1st Generation Threadripper 1950X 16-core processor. All-core load clock speeds are said to be 3.4GHz, which is not bad over a 32-core processor. 

HKEPC has also stated that this CPU will be overclockable to around 4.1GHz on all cores, but only with high-end liquid cooling solutions. Existing X299 motherboards will be compatible with AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation processors, though at this time it is unknown whether or not the VRM solutions on some of these boards will be able to accommodate such a massive increase in core count and TDP, especially while overclocking. 

  

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 32-core specs leak(image from HKEPC)  

 
AMD’s Ryzen 2nd Generation Threadripper processors will release in Q3, with reports claiming that a 16-core 2950X and 24-core 2970X processors are also in the works, covering the High-End Desktop market with insane core counts across the entire lineup. 

Remember that this article is based on leaked information, which could easily turn out to be inaccurate. We will discuss Threadripper 2nd Gen processors further at a later date as more information becomes available from AMD or their board partners. 

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