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AMD: 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Now Available


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Today, AMD announced that the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, with 16-cores and 32-threads, is now available for purchase. At $899, the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X delivers up to 41 percent more multi-threaded performance than the Core i9-7900X. 

AMD Ryzen Threadripper “X” series is designed for prosumers, enthusiasts, and multitasking gamers, and now with 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, AMD ups the ante with significant technology advancements and higher clockspeeds than ever before. Not only that, but the incredible X399 platform – the only solution for users who need the most I/O and exclusive ECC memory support on desktop – gets even better with StoreMI storage acceleration technology. 

Pricing and Launch Information

A complete list of participating retailers and launch information can be found at

Better Experience with 2nd Gen Ryzen Feature Set

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors implement improved AMD SenseMI Technology with Precision Boost 2, and Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR2) delivering the same generational performance uplifts seen on 2nd Gen Ryzen desktop processors. Additional performance and value are delivered for the enthusiast with:

  • AMD StoreMI Technology: All X399 platform customers will now have free access to AMD StoreMI Technology enabling configured PCs to load files, games, and applications from a high-capacity hard drive at SSD-like read speeds.
  • Ryzen Master Utility: Like all AMD Ryzen™ processors, 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are fully unlocked. With the updated AMD Ryzen Master Utility, AMD has added new features like fast core detection both on die and per-CCX, advanced hardware controls, and simple, one-click workload optimizations.
  • Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO): A new performance—enhancing feature that allows multi-threaded boost limits to be raised by tapping into extra power delivery headroom in premium motherboards.

More Information on 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X



Core Count

16 Cores, 32 Threads


8 Cores ea. in Dies 0,1

L2 Cache

512K Per Core (8MB Total)

L3 Cache

16MB Per Die (32MB Total)

Base Frequency


Boost Frequency


PCIe Gen3 Lanes

64 (4x reserved for chipset)

Memory Channels


Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR2)


Precision Boost 2


Precision Boost Overdrive (OC)7


Transistor Count

~9.6 Billion

Die Size(s)

2x 213mm2

AMD Suggested Online Price

$899 USD