In mid-August AMD will launch the new series Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Highend CPUs - new information has already been published by AMD. The top model Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX will have 32 cores and 64 threads at a clock rate of 3.0 GHz and a turbo clock rate of 4.2 GHz and is aimed at professional applications, including 3D and video editing. In terms of price, AMD continues to put pressure on the market leader Intel: the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is already listed by various online retailers at a price of 1,829 Euro (delivery date: from 13 August).
According to a AMD Leak the Threadripper 2990WX in the rendering benchmark Cinebench R15 Multi-Thread-Test with 5089 points should surpass the previous leader Intel Core i9-7980XE (18 Core) by 53%. AMD therefore advertises it as the most powerful desktop processor in the world. Further versions of the Ryzen Threadripper with 24 cores (Threadripper 2970WX), 16 cores (Threadripper 2950X) and 12 cores (Threadripper 2920X) will also be released, but a little later.
The new CPUs use the AM4 socket - mainboards with the older TR4 socket and X399 chipset can also use the new CPUs (after a BIOS update). To what extent the additional cores in the work have an effect depends of course very much on the software used in each case - so we can be curious about the first video-relevant benchmarks. The side effect of AMD&s offensive: Intel must now follow suit in price.