AMD Ryzen Threadripper is a powerhouse and the 2nd generation of AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs is here. The top of the line, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is available for pre-order if you are interested in getting one of these CPUs. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX comes with 32 cores and 64 threads.
The CPU has a base clock of 3 GHz and can boost to 4.2 GHz which is pretty high for a 32 core CPU. The 32 cores will be enough to burst through your workloads. I don’t think that the enthusiasts will be interested in getting this chip but then again, this is not aimed at them. This will be used for servers and workstations instead. You can get the 2990WX for $1,799.99.
The CPU supports the sTR4 and has an unlocked multiplier so you can overclock it if you use proper cooling. While we are on the topic of cooling, the CPU does not come with a cooler out of the box. That is something to keep in mind when getting the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX of any other AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. You can check out the Wraith Ripper cooler that AMD has developed in collaboration with Cooler Master.
Intel has not learned from AMD in this regard and AMD has pulled ahead when it comes to presentation and design. This is an area that Intel really needs to look into. Intel has been using the shitty stock coolers for far too long. Other AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will roll out with the passage of time so stay tuned for further information regarding the matter.
This is the top of the line model but if you are interested in getting something cheaper then be sure to check out the other CPUs in the 2000 series.
Let us know what you think about the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and whether or not this is something that you are interested in getting.