At Computex this year, AMD announced that 2nd Gen Threadripper is on the way, one-upping Intel in the process. We know that the flagship CPU will be a 32 core 64 thread monster, but we didn’t know much about the models below it, that was until a recent listing by HWBOT shed some light on both the Threadripper 2970X and 2950X.
HWBOT was recently updated to list all three upcoming 2nd Gen Threadripper processors. This came alongside key specs, including core/thread counts, base clock speeds and TDP. The listing doesn’t contain any information on XFR clocks for the new chips, but this all likely means that the launch is just around the corner. At the time of publishing, the HWBOT listings are still live, but that could change, so we’ve included a screenshot below.
The Threadripper 2990X is the one we saw announced at Computex, featuring 32 cores and 64 threads. It will run at a base clock speed of 3.4GHz and have a TDP of 250W. The 2970X will feature 24 cores and 48 threads, a 3.5GHz base clock and a TDP of 180W. Finally, the 2950X will have 16 cores and 32 threads, with a base clock of 3.1GHz, but with a very impressive TDP of just 125w.
Comparing the 2950X and the 1950X, we can see that the new offering is running a 300MHz deficit over its predecessor. This could be an attempt by AMD to bring down the TDP of the “entry-level” Threadripper chip (125w to the 180w of the 1950X), but it isn’t entirely clear yet until we see the XFR clocks.
KitGuru Says: If these numbers are accurate, Threadripper 2 will certainly be a great improvement over the 1st generation. Will you be picking up any of these new Threadripper CPUs?