AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Processor Review
Peter Donnell / 3 weeks ago
The CPU core arms race is heating up in spectacular fashion recently. However, AMD was tired of mucking about with their 8-core 16-Thread Ryzen and went big with their Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. However, they recently launched the king of all their CPUs, the 2900WX. This massive CPU features a terrifying combination of 32-cores and 64-threads for some extremely high-end processor performance. What’s even more impressive is that it’s still in the standard TR4 form-factor, and runs with a max-boost clock of 4.2 GHz!
For gamers, this likely isn’t a sensible option, even with its gaming modes, we find that games still prefer their standard Ryzen CPUs such as the 2700X; which still have plenty of cores left over for game streaming and other back-end processing anyway. However, if you spend all day rendering in Handbrake, processing in Cubase, compiling a scene in Blender, etc. Well, then you simply cannot have too many cores. Time is money, and the 2990WX looks set to do one thing – smash those waiting times to pieces.
Features and Specifications
- Render, design, mix, edit, compose, model, and play.
- Designed for artists, editors, and engineers, the 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper offers sophisticated machine intelligence and improved architecture to empower digital creators.
- Frequency: Base Clock Speed 3.0 GHz, 4.2 GHz Max Boost
- 32 Cores/ 64 Threads
- 250W TDP
- Maximum Temperature – 68 degree Celsius
- CPU Cores: 16
- Threads: 32
- Max Boost Clock: 4.4GHz
- Base Clock: 3.5GHz
- TDP: 180W (at stock clocks)
For in-depth specifications, please visit the official AMD product page here.
What AMD Had to Say
“Rip through your most intimidating projects with the world’s most powerful desktop processor. Designed for artists, editors, and engineers, the 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper is the first 32-core desktop processor offering sophisticated machine intelligence and improved architecture to empower digital creators.”