Highly anticipated: AMD looks set to launch Threadripper 2 in the coming weeks. If you’re exited to see what the company’s second-generation workstation processors are capable of, check out these Cinebench scores, which show the top-end CPU beating Intel’s Core i9-7980XE by 53 percent.
Preliminary performance figures for the 32-core/64-thread Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processor, which will cost $1800, were 'accidentally' listed on AMD France’s website ahead of time. The company compares it to Intel’s Core i9 7980XE—a rival HEDT chip that is around $200 more expensive than AMD’s offering.
While the 7980XE with its 18 cores and 36 threads managed a score of 3,335.2 points, the Threadripper 2990WX boasted a massive 5099.3 points, which is 53 percent faster. The tests were completed in late June and both used a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, 4 x 8 GB DDR4-3200, Windows 10 x64 Pro (RS3), and a Samsung 850 Pro SSD.
Intel’s chip may still have the edge over Threadripper 2 when it comes to gaming performance, but that’s unlikely to be a concern among the professionals who buy these very expensive processors for their multi-threaded performance.
|Boost/ Base (GHZ)||L3 (MB)||TDP (Watts)||PCIe 3.0 Lanes||Price (USD)||Availability|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX||32/64||4.2/3.0||64||250W||64||$1,799||Aug. 13, 2018|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX||24/48||4.2/3.0||64||250W||64||$1,299||October 2018|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X||16/32||4.4/3.5||32||180W||64||$899||Aug. 31, 2018|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X||12/24||4.3/3.5||32||180W||64||$649||October 2018|
Last week we saw a leak of Threadripper 2 pricing, models, and specs which have since been confirmed. The flagship chip has a base clock of 3.0GHz, a Turbo clock of 4.2GHz and a TDP of 250W. We also know that current TR4 boards will be compatible with the new Threadripper 2 processors.
Here’s the now-deleted post from AMD France’s website:
Tests performed by AMD Performance laboratories on 26/06/2018 on the following system. The configurations may vary by PC manufacturer, and give different results. The results may vary depending on the driver versions used. Test setup: TR4 motherboard with AMD “Whitehaven” socket X399 + AMD Ryzen ™ Threadripper ™ 2990WX + Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gaming 9 + Intel Core i9-7980XE.
Both systems feature a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card (driver 220.127.116.1193), 4 x 8 GB DDR4-3200, Windows 10 x64 Pro (RS3), Samsung 850 Pro SSD. “Power” is defined as computing power as represented by the Cinebench R15 processor benchmark.
The Intel Core i9-7980XE earned 3,335.2 points on average in the benchmark, while the AMD Ryzen ™ Threadripper ™ 2990WX achieved 5,099.3 on average, or 5,099.3 / 3,335.2 = 153%) 53% faster than the Intel Core i9-7980XE. RP2-1.