If you need serious multithreading power for your rendering or prosumer applications, AMD's new Threadripper 2000 series CPUs will be right up your street. Available to pre-order today, the chips that go from 12 cores and 24 threads all the way up to 32 cores and 64 threads offer unprecedented levels of multithreaded performance and come in far cheaper than the Intel competition too.
Here are the full specifications of the new Threadripper series:
- TR 2990WX: 32 cores and 64 threads, 3.0GHz boosting to 4.2GHz, 64 MB of L3 cache, 4x2933 DRAM support, 60 PCIE lanes, 250 W TDP, all for $1,799
- TR 2970WX 24 cores and 48 threads, 3.0GHz boosting to 4.2GHz, 64 MB of L3 cache, 4x2933 DRAM support, 60 PCIE lanes, 250 W TDP, all for $1,299
- TR 2950X 16 cores and 32 threads, 3.5GHz boosting to 4.4GHz, 32 MB of L3 cache, 4x2933 DRAM support, 60 PCIE lanes, 180 W TDP, all for $850
- TR 2920X: 12 cores and 24 threads, 3.4GHz boosting to 4.3GHz, 32 MB of L3 cache, 4x2933 DRAM support, 60 PCIE lanes, 250 W TDP, all for $650
The different chips are being targeted at different segments of the market. The WX chips at the top end are aimed at prosumers and enterprises who need absolute multithreaded performance. They are priced at a few hundred dollars less than Intel's high-end 7900-series CPUs and offer much greater power in settings where all of their cores and threads can be leveraged.
But the X series chips, those are aimed instead at high-end gamers who want to future-proof their systems. With extreme cooling, these chips could edge close to 5GHz on most cores, which would make them monsters for gaming too.
And now you can pre-order these chips. Set to release fully on August 13, if you want to secure yours now, head to Amazon or your chosen retailer.