The 24-core 2970WX and 12-core 2920X
As expected and announced earlier, AMD has officially added two new 2nd-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs to its lineup, including the 24-core/48-thread Threadripper 2970WX and the 12-core/24-thread Threadripper 2920X.
24-core and 12-core SKUs
According to details spotted on AMD's UK Twitter account, the company will launch two new Ryzen Threadripper SKUs, the 2970WX and the 2920X, both available worldwide on October 29th.
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X drops to $399
It appears that AMD has significantly slashed the price of its 1st generation Threadripper CPUs to a level where you can get an 8-core/16-thread Threadripper 1900X for as low as $299.
One to have for Threadripper 2 CPUs
Following the launch of AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, Cooler Master has announced its special edition Wraith Ripper tower CPU cooler, which can handle up to 250W of TDP.
But only on one core
While extreme LN2 overclocking might not be the real representation on how good a CPU is, it is still nice to see how far these chips can be pushed, and Indonesian OC site, with a team led by IvanCupa, managed to push a single core of the 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper to an impressive 5.955GHz.
Four SKUs with some aggressive pricing
AMD has now officially lifted the NDA veil off its new 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper 2000-series lineup. The lineup has four different SKUs that will be available on different dates, including the workstation-oriented Threadripper 2990WX and the Threadripper 2970WX, as well as consumer/enthusiast-oriented Threadripper 2950X and the Threadripper 2920X.
The flagship Threadripper 2990WX gets unboxed
Just a few days ahead of the official announcement, the packaging for AMD's upcoming 2nd gen Ryzen Threadripper 2000-series CPUs has appeared online alongside the full unboxing of the flagship Threadripper 2990WX.
Flagship Threadripper 2990X gets listed in Canada
Since we are drawing closer to the official launch of AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper 2000-series CPUs, it comes as no surprise that these are starting to show up online, and currently, HWBOT is listing specification of three 2nd gen Ryzen Threadripper SKUs, while the flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990X has been spotted in e-tail for around $1850.
Might even bring higher core count to AM4
According to recent rumors, AMD's Zen 2 architecture will bring impressive IPC performance boost and could even bring a higher core count, all thanks to the new 7nm manufacturing process.
The 32-core/64-thread beast incoming
According to the latest reports, AMD could be launching its 2nd Generation Threadripper SKUs on August 13th and it could cost a pretty penny.