The AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processor was a surprise. It came from the passion and dedication of AMD engineers, starting out as no more than a question of “what if?”. A year later, AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors are a creator’s dream. Priced competitively, stacked with cores and dozens of threads, gamers and creators can drive multiple demanding applications, rendering visual content at astonishing speeds, and more.

AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors equal creative freedom, and the audience who were waiting for such a product responded spectacularly. Now, in 2018, AMD is raising the roof once again!

Introducing the Second Generation of AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ Processors


Applications are demanding more and more processing power, with more software than ever taking advantage of high core and thread counts. Media creators demand lower render times, better response times, and increased efficiency. Workstation users drive multiple applications, running virtual machines, and consistently require more performance out of their systems. AMD’s second generation Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors are answering those demands, and then some.

The world’s first 32-core desktop processor,1 the second-generation AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 12nm processors offer up to 64 threads for unparalleled computing power2 and a stunning cache of up to 80MB. Your most demanding customers will also find support for up to 64GB of DDR4 ECC memory3 and a host of refreshed intelligent features that ensure the way your customers create and play is smarter and more effective than ever.



# of Cores/Threads

XFR clock rate (GHz)

Max/Base Frequency


total cache (L2+L3)

PCIE 3.0 lanes

AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX



4.2/3.0 Ghz


80 MB


AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2970WX



4.2/3.0 Ghz


76 MB


AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2950X



4.4/3.5 Ghz


40 MB


AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2920X



4.4/3.5 Ghz


38 MB



Precision Boost 2 and Extended Frequency Range 2 are present and support the higher multi-threaded frequencies that Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2nd generation processors bring to the table.4

Future-Thinking, Backwards-Compatible

AMD’s TR4 socket was built with the future in mind, which is why you’ll find 2nd generation Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors compatible with existing TR4 motherboards, with a simple BIOS update.

The AMD X399 platform gives creators incredible freedom, with unmatched I/O and expansion for the most serious enthusiast set-up or workstation, with possibilities for multi-GPU and NVMe arrays. Of course, customers will also be able to overclock the 2nd generation of Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors, unleashing further creative possibilities during work or play.5

The Next Generation is Now in Your Hands: Help AMD Deliver the Good News

The next generation of Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors are here. Your customers are demanding the kind of power and possibility that AMD’s new processor can offer them. With more power than ever to drive demanding applications, creative efforts, and the most serious workstation tasks, deliver second generation AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors to your customers, and hand them the keys to unleashed creativity and possibility.

Your customers have been waiting for this; it’s time to share the good news.


1. Prior to the Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX, the desktop processor with the most cores was the Intel Core i9-7980XE, with 18 cores. With the release of the 32-core Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX, the most cores you can get on a desktop processor is now 32 cores. RP2-02

2. Testing by AMD Performance labs as of 6/26/2018 on the following system. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Results may vary based on driver versions used. Test configuration: AMD ‘Whitehaven’ X399 Socket sTR4 Motherboard + AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX + Gigabyte X299 AORUS Gasming9 + Core i9-7980XE. Both systems feature GeForce GTX 1080 (driver, 4x8GB DDR4-3200, Windows 10 x64 Pro (RS3), Samsung 850 Pro SSD. "Power” defined as computational processing power as represented by the cinebench R15 processor benchmark. The Core i9-7980XE achieved an average of 3335.2 points in the benchmark, while the Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 2990WX achieved an average of 5099.3, or (5099.3/3335.2=153%) 53% faster than the Intel Core i9-7980XE. RP2-01

3. ECC memory requires motherboard enablement, confirm with the motherboard manufacturer 

4. AMD SenseMI technology is built into all Ryzen™ processors, but specific features and their enablement may vary by product and platform. Learn more at http://www.amd.com/en/technologies/sense-mi. GD-126

5. AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software. GD-26

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