Now, we can report that the Threadripper 2950X is available to purchase from a variety of retailers including Amazon and Newegg. The chip has an MSRP of $899.99, and for now, both aforementioned retailers are sticking to that price.
The Threadripper 2950X features 16 cores capable of executing a total of 32 threads. It has 32MB of L3 cache, supports 60 PCIe lanes, and has base/turbo frequencies of 3.5GHz and 4.4GHz respectively. The Threadripper 2950X also gets a memory spec boost compared to its predecessor, moving from quad-channel DDR4-2667 to quad-channel DDR4-2933. Finally, the processor has a TDP of 180W, which is identical to the Threadripper 1950X.
When it comes to performance, we found the Threadripper 2950X delivers across-the-board performance improvements compared to its predecessor. It impressed with excellent single- and multi-core performance and has an MSRP that is $100 less than what the Threadripper 1950X launched at over a year ago.
If $899 is too rich for your blood, AMD has lowered priced for its first-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, including the 16-core Threadripper 1950X, which is priced at $713.49 at Amazon (versus a new MSRP of $799). The 8-core Threadripper 1900X is now a relative bargain, priced at $319.99 at Amazon.