- AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X - $229.01 off at $669.99
The Threadripper 2950X is a 16-core processor that supports 32 processing threads. The processor has a maximum 4.4 GHz boost clock, and has a 40MB of cache onboard. Supported operating systems include Windows 10 64 Bit Edition, RHEL x86 64 Bit, Ubuntu x86 64 Bit with AMD noting that support for other operating systems depends on the manufacturer.
The CPU is unlocked with automatic overclocking via the Precision Boost Overdrive feature. It supports quad-channel DDR4 and 64 PCIe lanes. All the performance offered means that the processor comes with a 180W TDP. Buyers of the CPU will want to order a cooler as well, no heatsink and fan is included.
It's worth noting that this is the second-generation Ryzen Threadripper; the third-geneneration Threadripper parts are now available. We recently reviewed the third-gen Threadripper 3960X and 3970X and found them to be impressive multi-thread performers.