Details of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X With 32 Cores And 64 Threads Surface
AMD is currently planning to release their second generation Threadripper CPU’s, which are known for their exuberant amount of cores and enthusiast performance. The Threadripper 2990X, which will most likely be the flagship model, features no less than 32 cores, 64 threads and is able to reach a clock speed of over 4 GHz at all cores with an overclock.
AMD has announced their roadmap for the new Threadripper CPUs, and while the 2990X hasn’t been specifically confirmed, it’s a public secret that the company has been working on both a 32- and 24-core Threadripper CPU. Thanks to SMT, those cores can then be split up into two separate threads, similar to Intel’s HyperThreading.
The first details of the AMD Threadripper 2990X have surfaced on the Chinese website Hkepc, which shows a CPU-Z screenshot along with the chip’s performance in the latest Cinebench benchmark. It’s particularly the former that unveils some interesting details about the 2990X.
The maximum power consumption / TDP of the chip is rated at 250 watts, and the L1, L2, and L3 caches have sizes of 3, 16 and 64 megabytes, respectively. The CPU-Z screenshot also confirms that the 2990X will operate on the existing TR4 platform motherboards. Although the second generation will work without issues on these previously released mainboards, it’s worth noting that motherboard manufacturers will release new motherboards. The main change will be a better power distribution for overclocking so that the second-generation Threadripper chips will be able to reach their full potential.
More interesting, perhaps, is the Cinebench result. The 2990X manages to achieve a monster score of 6399 at best, this was with all cores running at 4.12 GHz. For comparison: The 1950X, AMD’s previous Threadripper top model, only scored half of that. In other words, the performance improvement that the second generation brings is significant, to say the least.
However, it’s important to stress the fact that the 2990X in question was overclocked to achieve this result with a voltage of 1.38V. The chip was cooled by a Corsair H150i Pro. The standard and boost clock speed of the Threadripper 2990X is yet to be announced by AMD. The CPU-Z screenshot shows a speed of 3.4 GHz, but this should be taken with a light grain of salt, for now.
It’s likely that the chip company will officially introduce their new line-up of Threadripper processors this August, in line with the previous release about a year ago.