AMD announces its official release of the second-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors including the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processor with 32 cores and 64 threads. These second-gen sTR4 processors are created using the 12nm Zen+ x86 processor architecture. AMD claims the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processor delivers up to 53% greater performance over the competitor’s flagship processor, the Intel Core i9-7980XE. The new second-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are compatible with the existing AMD X399 chipset motherboards via a simple BIOS update. Hence, recently released X399 motherboards like the GIGABYTE X399 AORUS XTREME and MSI MEG X399 Creation will support the processors out of the box.
Bigger, More Powerful Performance
AMD WX Series of processors offer class-leading core counts, featuring the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX with 32-core/64-threads and Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX with 24-core/48-threads. These are the embodiment of pure multi-core processing, purpose-built for prosumers who crave raw computational compute power to dispatch the heaviest workloads.
Better Experience with Second-Gen Ryzen Threadripper Feature Set
The second-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors implement improved AMD SenseMI Technology with Precision Boost 2, and Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR2). Other features include the AMD StoreMI Technology that enables faster data transfer to decrease load times and launch applications faster; the Ryzen Master Utility that offers advanced hardware control; and Precision Boost Overdrive that enhances performance by increasing multi-threaded boost limits in premium motherboards.
Seemless Platform Compatibility
All the second-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are fully supported by all existing X399 motherboards from partner manufacturers including ASUS, ASRock, GIGABYTE and MSI.
Check out the second-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor line-up below:
For more information, visit https://www.amd.com/en/products/ryzen-threadripper