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AMD announces 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs

by Tarinder Sandhu on 6 August 2018, 14:00


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If AMD does anything well, it's the packaging that comes with press kits. AMD has a history of going above and beyond and the second-generation Threadripper gets the style treatment.

The press 2990WX is certainly no exception. In fact, given the HEXUS logo, perhaps our legal department ought to be in touch with AMD's. Only joking, of course.

Though purchasers won't get the full-alumuinum treatment present in these press kits, the large internal box still manages to up the ante on last year's presentation. One click and you're in. Burrow a little deeper to unearth the 64-thread beastie.

Getting to the meat of the bones shows that, as fully expected, the Threadripper 2990WX is manifested in exactly the same as, say, the 1920X. You slot the sled into the socket rails, push down, and then tighten three screws. Et voila, 64 threads at your disposal.

We'll be back in exactly a week with an in-depth review pitting the best Threadripper against the best Intel Core i9. Let the many-core battle commence for 2018.

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That doesn't look like an anti-static cat :D
That doesn't look like an anti-static cat :D

Now we know the true reason for the AMD TR packaging - it protects against Kitteh tech support!!
that cat tears up bedding……

thread ripper…. geddit?
The performance looks impressive but I still think AMD got the marketing wrong if they really wanted to take on the serious workstation market, “Threadripper” is just like all the childish faux-gamer language used by the motherboard and graphics card manufacturers for their gaming oriented lines.

Epyc-W would have been better in my opinion, an association with server parts is better for the workstation market that sounding like a gaming product. I hope it isn't too much of a missed opportunity in the end.