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We reported yesterday that AMD is rumored to announce its third-generation, Zen 2-based Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processor on November 7th. Although the official launch of the processors likely won't arrive for another few weeks, we're expected to learn specs and some performance details tomorrow. With that said, the incredibly dedicated hardware sleuth @momomo_us uncovered product listings for two alleged members of the Threadripper 3000 family: the Threadripper 3960X and Threadripper 3970X. The product listings that were originally posted on Wootware's retail site before they were yanked. However, Extreme IT was able to secure screenshots before that takedown occurred. While... Read more...
It's coming folks! AMD has just confirmed that the first members of its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper family will arrive next in November (with the initial salvo topping out at 24 cores). Reports have always indicated that the processors would be out before the close of 2019, but we now have a slightly more specific launch window straight from the horse's mouth. We've been covering benchmarks for alleged "Sharkstooth" Threadripper processors for the past month that have a total of 32 cores and 64 threads. Rumors also suggest that there will be two versions of these new Threadripper processors: TRX4 HEDT and WRX8. The former allegedly will be aimed at enthusiasts and hence will support overclocking;... Read more...
Third-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are coming, which means that more benchmarks are starting to filter onto the internet giving us a preview of what to expect when it comes to performance. With that in mind, another leak has come to light, and it again references a 32-core, 64-thread Zen 2 processor codenamed Sharkstooth. The Geekbench 5 benchmark was uncovered by hardware sleuth momomo_us, and while we don't typically cover Geekbench 5, the numbers are still interesting to analyze. On the single-core test, the Threadripper 3000 processor pegged a score of 1275, while its multi-core score came in at a stunning 23015. To put those scores in perspective, a Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX... Read more...
We know that AMD has third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors in route, and evidence of the pending launch is starting to mount. The latest new comes from respected leaker momomo_us, who uncovered some certification details for the processor family. Both AMD's new EPYC 7002 and third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors -- codename Rome and Castle Peak respectively -- gained PCI-SIG certification on August 23rd. As we saw with the Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 and EPYC 7002 families that came before it, the Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processors will support PCIe 4.0. However, at this time the only products that support the interface are Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards and... Read more...
AMD pretty much dropped a nuke on the desktop processor market with its new 7nm Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 family of processors. As our review of the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X showed, these processors offer strong single- and multi-core performance in a wide variety of applications, and AMD is being very aggressive with pricing compared to its Intel counterparts. So where does that leave AMD's Ryzen Threadripper family of HEDT processors? If a new report is accurate, the Zen 2-based Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processors will start arriving in October. This news hails from DigiTimes, which says that its sources come from motherboard manufacturers familiar with AMD's plans. ... Read more...
Back in early May, AMD released a new, updated 2019 desktop processor roadmap that mysteriously left off third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors based on the 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. This absence was notable because AMD's previous March 2019 roadmap update featured the processors. Speculation ran rampant, with the popular opinion being that since the mainstream AM4 Ryzen 3000 processors were at the time rumored to be available in 12- and 16-core configurations, maybe AMD simply didn't need a separate Ryzen Threadripper lineup anymore. However, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su batted down those rumors at Computex 2019, stating, “I don’t think we ever said that... Read more...
AMD sparked quite a firestorm earlier this month when its latest May 2019 CPU roadmap removed references to the third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors. The Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processors, however, did show up in an earlier March 2019 CPU roadmap update.  Needless to say, speculation ramped up as to what was exactly going on with these HEDT processors. Was AMD delaying the processors to 2020, or would the company kill them off entirely to make way for cheaper, high-core consumer Ryzen processors? Luckily, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su was able to provide some insight into what's going on at a behind-the-scenes talk at Computex 2019. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su “I don’t think... Read more...
It looks as though AMD has made some adjustments to it processors lineup for 2019, and at least one expected produce family has gotten the boot. In March, AMD presented its 2019 product roadmap to investors in which it clearly showed that 3rd generation Ryzen 3000 desktop processors would arrive in mid-2019, while the 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors would arrive sometime later in 2019. However, in its most recent roadmap issued to investors last week (and now available online in PDF form), the 3rdgeneration Ryzen Threadripper processors are a no-show. We can't say that this revelation is too terribly surprising for a number of reasons, as the 3rd generation... Read more...
ASRock is embracing AMD's Ryzen Threadripper family of processors with its first HEDT motherboard that falls under the Phantom Gaming line. Meet the X399 Phantom Gaming 6, which is a flagship motherboard featuring an eight-layer PCB design, eight-phase digital power delivery, and dual 8-pin connectors for power. Given that this is an HEDT motherboard that is fueled by Ryzen Threadripper power, there are a total of eight DDR4 DIMM slots supporting a total of 128GB. As for memory speeds, the board can handle 3400MHz+ frequencies. Onboard you'll find a total of three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots that can wrangle up to three AMD Radeon graphics cards in a CrossFire configuration or two... Read more...
Alienware's beastly Area-51 gaming desktop is getting a specs upgrade today with the addition of new second-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. Alienware began using Ryzen Threadripper last year in the Area-51 when AMD’s HEDT processor lineup was initially launched. This time around, Alienware is providing two additional processor options: the Threadripper 2920X (12 cores, 24 threads) and the Threadripper 2950X (16 cores, 32 threads). For those that prefer to keep the price tag of the Area-51 from ballooning quickly, the first-generation Ryzen Threadripper 1900X (8 cores, 16 threads) is also available. All of the processors find a home on Alienware's custom... Read more...
When AMD launched its initial salvo of 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper processors back in August, it consisted of the beastly 32-core / 64-thread Threadripper 2990WX and powerful, but more svelte, 16-core / 32-thread Threadripper 2950X. Those processors represent the pinnacle of their respective line-ups; the 2990WX is AMD’s flagship workstation processor and the 2950X is the top HEDT CPU. Although they were all announced at the same time, the processors we’ll be showing you here today, the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and Threadripper 2920X, are just now being made available. As their model numbers suggest, the 2970WX is a step down from the flagship 2990WX workstation processor... Read more...
AMD is well along in development on its 7nm Zen 2 architecture that will be hitting the market in 2019. 12nm Zen+ Pinnacle Ridge architecture provided roughly a low single-digit uplift in instructions per clock (IPC) compared to 14nm Summit Ridge, but AMD has more ambitious goals for Zen 2. Back in July, it was rumored that Zen 2 would offer an IPC lift (at the same clock rates) of 10 to 15 percent compared to Zen+. Now, according to a tweet from Bits and Chips, it looks as though early performance numbers are hitting right in the middle of that performance range, coming in at 13 percent on average. The stipulation with this 13 percent IPC uplift is that it pertains... Read more...
AMD has been on a roll with its Zen-based processors. The company’s first-generation Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper, and EPYC processors provided the first real challenge to Intel dominance in years. AMD is again giving Intel a scare with its Zen+ Pinnacle Ridge Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series processors.  AMD has already unleashed the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and Threadripper 2950X onto the masses, but now AMD is ready to deliver the remaining two members of the lineup. The company announced that the Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX (24 cores, 48 threads) and Threadripper 2920X (12 cores, 24 threads) will be available to purchase on October 29th. The former... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD unleashed its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors, which are based on 12nm Pinnacle Ridge architecture. The chips offer some nice performance gains over their predecessors, especially when we consider the 24-core Threadripper 2970WX and the 32-core Threadripper 2990WX (you can read the HotHardware review here). But the first thing that was on the minds of many professionals that want to build immensely powerful multi-core productivity beasts is when we'd start seeing price cuts on first-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors. Well, 3DCenter has gotten ahold of an official pricing chart from AMD that shows how pricing... Read more...
In preparation for the impending release of its 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, AMD set us up with an array of hardware to thoroughly test the chips. As has customarily been the case when AMD has something new and exciting coming down the pipe, the company sent along a little something extra to spice things up. This time around, in addition to a couple of flagship CPUs, we received some customized packaging and materials that call out some of Threadripper’s killer attributes. Take a look… In addition to some motherboards, memory, and accessories, we’ve got some hands-on video time with Threadripper’s new stylized box and the massive Wraith-ripper... Read more...
It looks as though we might have been mistaken with regards to the nomenclature for AMD's upcoming second-generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors. We'd previously been going under the assumption that the chips would be labeled 2990X, 2970X and 2950X. Well, you know what they say when you assume... A new CPU-Z screenshot has emerged that shows the naming for the chips was off by one character, as the 32-core/64-thread flagship processor is reportedly called the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX.  The CPU-Z shot also confirms other details that we know about the processor including the fact that it's based on 12nm Pinnacle Ridge architecture and that it has a TDP of 250 watts.... Read more...
Earlier this morning we brought you some rumored specs for AMD's incoming Ryzen Threadripper 2990X, 2970X and 2950X processors. Now, we're getting another look at the performance of the flagship Threadripper 2990X along with some incoming [unreleased] Intel processors. The Ryzen Threadripper 2990X reportedly has a base clock of 3.4GHz, but this particular 32-core, 64-thread processor is seen overclocked at speeds ranging from 4GHz on up to 4.2GHz. Now before you cry foul about the result at 4.2GHz being the slowest showing for the processor, we'd have to imagine that it's reaching its thermal limits and is being throttled back, resulting in the lower scores. For comparison, we were... Read more...
The HEDT war between Intel and AMD really kicked off last year as the former introduced its Core-X family (with up to 18 cores) and the latter debuted Ryzen Threadripper (with up to 16 cores). This year, the core counts are set to jump again with AMD announcing the mind-blowing 32-core/64-thread Ryzen Threadripper (reportedly called the 2990X) at Computex earlier this month. The processor is now listed for pre-order via German retailer Cyberport. At the moment, we're going to take this pre-order listing with a grain of salt, but it does show the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X priced at 1,509 Euros, which converts to roughly $1,755. Of course, you can never trust a straight... Read more...
After the splash that AMD made with Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper in 2017, it should come as no surprise that AMD would follow-up with second generation variants. We've already seen the mainstream side of things with the Ryzen 2000 Series processors, and now at an event at Computex 2018, AMD has just announced its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper family. Like the Ryzen 2000 series, second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors are based on 12nm Zen+ architecture. That means that the new High-End Desktop (HEDT) processors offer lower latencies, higher clock speeds, and Precision Boost 2 capabilities for finer-grained clock control. AMD isn't giving away too many details... Read more...
It's been a while since AMD first launched its ground-breaking Ryzen Threadripper processor family, and they are still incredibly potent chips for enthusiasts that need an overabundance of cores. When the range-topping Ryzen Threadripper 1950X landed, it had an MSRP of $999. Over the past year, it has fallen to $879 and then to $799. Now, the processor is selling for the low, low price of $719 over at Amazon. To put that in perspective, the "lesser" Ryzen Threadripper 1920X debuted with an MSRP of $799. The same processor is currently selling for $668 on Amazon, but for the extra $50, it'd probably be prudent to just push the pedal the metal and go for... Read more...
The effect cryptocurrency mining has had on the PC gaming industry, specifically the now sky-high cost of graphics cards, is profound. However, someday mining algorithms may change enough such that GPUs aren't the only non-specialized compute engines capable of processing cryptocurreny hash algorithms effectively, or at least aren't so dominant. That said, one fairly popular coin that's based on a CPU-optimized algorithm right now is called Monero. Monero or XMR utilizes the CryptoNight hashing algorithm (as do a few other altcoins). It also just so happens that AMD's Threadripper family of processors is relatively adept at mining it, or so we've learned recently. We've shown you some of the... Read more...
Back in late October, Amazon broke out its pricing gun and started slashing prices on AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors. Threadripper is already an incredible value compared to rival Core X processors from Intel, so the discount (which amounted to $120 on the Threadripper 1950X) were just the icing on the cake. Well, Amazon is back with another round of discounts on the Threadripper family, and the deals are even better this time around. If you're looking for a HEDT processor with plenty of cores to keep your applications humming, it'll be hard to pass up these savings: Ryzen Threadripper 1950X ($999 MSRP) -- $799 Ryzen Threadripper 1920X ($799 MSRP) -- $549 Ryzen Threadripper 1900X ($549 MSRP)... Read more...
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