AMD announced the availability of their 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, with 16-cores and 32-threads. According to AMD, “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 technological advancements and higher clock speeds than ever before. The X399 platform is the only solution for users who need the most I/O and exclusive ECC memory support on the desktop that gets even better with StoreMI storage acceleration technology.
The 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.