Just last week early benchmark and technical information of AMD's upcoming 32-core Threadripper were leaked, leading to rampant speculation surrounding its release date. Previously it had been assumed that the chip was some way off, but perhaps it's not quite as far off as we think.
Following on the heels of that leak is the appearance of that same processor - under the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X SKU - on a German etailer's price listings. The etailer - Cyberport.de, prices the Socket-TR4 CPU at €1509 inc. V.A.T.
Included alongside the product description are some of the technical specs for the CPU. 32-Core and 64-threads is a given - the CPU supports AMD's SMT multi-threading implementation - but the previously stated base clocks of 3.4GHz and Boost Clocks of 4.0 GHz are also reiterated. This is going to be a spicy bit of kit.
One dubious note is the TDP. Two figures are provided - 180W, and then 250W in the product description. The original 16-core Threadripper 1950X also had a TDP of 180W, so unless the new 12nm manufacturing process and Zen+ design are even more efficient that we had been led to believe, 250W seems far more likely. And even that could be optimistic.
Hopefully the opportunity to put all our grubby mitts on these new processors will not be long coming.
SOURCE: Guru3D, Cyberport.de