AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU Now Available

Friday, August 31st, 2018 - CPUs, Teknologi

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU Now Available

As pre-announced, AMD has begun selling its latest Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor. The new CPU features 16 cores and is aimed at high-end desktops that can be overclocked for additional performance. Meanwhile, the new product costs exactly two times less than AMD’s flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, its sibling counter-part meant for extreme workstations.

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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor relies on two eight-core Zen+ dies fabbed using GlobalFoundries’ 12LP process technology on a single piece of substrate. The CPU thus offers 16 cores featuring SMT technology and running at 3.5 – 4.4 GHz, featuring 32 MB of cache, a quad-channel DDR4-2933 memory subsystem, and 60 lanes of PCIe Gen 3.

AMD's High-Performance Desktop CPUs
 Cores/
Threads
Base/
Turbo
L3DRAM
1DPC
PCIeTDPSRPRetail
Price
TR 2990WX32/643.0/4.264 MB4×293360250 W$1799$1799
TR 2970WX24/483.0/4.2$1299
TR 2950X16/323.5/4.432 MB180 W$899$899
TR 1950X3.4/4.04×2667$799$720
TR 2920X12/243.5/4.34×2933$649
TR 1920X3.5/4.04×2667$399$449
TR 1900X8/163.8/4.016 MB$299$308
Ryzen 7 2700X8/163.7/4.316 MB2×293316105 W$329$319
Ryzen 7 1800X8/163.6/4.016 MB2×266795 W?$244

With a TDP of 180 W, the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X is compatible with all AMD X399-based platforms featuring sTR4 sockets. Meanwhile, since these chips are designed to be overclocked, they can benefit from motherboards with high-quality VRMs and more robust cooling systems, as the TDP of overclocked CPUs can skyrocket well above their regular power envelope.

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2950X is now available from all leading retailers, including Amazon and Newegg for $899, which is actually cheaper than the price of AMD’s 16-core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor when it was launched about a year ago.

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