AMD Ryzen Threadripper the second generation was introduced a week ago. Here I described in detail their options and the release date on the market.
Today on sale there is a senior 32-nuclear Threadripper 2990WX, so that was withdrawn by the NDA on reviews. Despite the fact that the 16-core model Threadripper 2950X will arrive on the shelves until 31 August, it is also included in most of the tests.
I have gathered for you the results of many different tests of different sources, so you get an idea of the possibilities of new products. Let me remind you, Threadripper 2990WX is worth $ 1,800, and Threadripper 2950X — $ 900. So there you go.
Particularly to comment on the results, I will not. However, something still note. First, you can see that in some tests Threadripper 2990WX not just inferior Threadripper 2950X, and simply feeds him. It’s not a glitch tests as a consequence of the failure of one or the other, correctly to work with the architecture of a 32-core processor. And it’s not the number of cores, and that Threadripper 2990WX uses a special system of access to RAM. It’s called NUMA (Non-Uniform Memory Access) — nonuniform memory access. It is no secret that Threadripper are multichip CPU. They all have four crystal United in Infinity Fabric. So in the case of Threadripper 2990WX (24-nuclear 2970WX will be the same problem) two crystals essentially do not have direct access to memory, and are accessed through a neighboring crystals. And because of this the architectural features of some programs may display on older CPU’s a terrible result.
Second, tests great show, that is very optimized for multi-core processors FOR very little. And if 16 cores a certain number of applications still digesting, 32 cores and 64 threads — the lot of units. You can see that there are great eats all the cores that give him the gap Threadripper 2990WX from competitors is often simply a space. But there are applications where Ryzen 7 2700X or Core i7-8700K will be comparable or even faster. Even last year Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor was very narrowly focused, is not everyone who can afford it. And about a 32 core monster Threadripper 2990WX at all is to speak only in the context of several specific programs! And no need to shout, that he merges in the games, so garbage. This CPU is not for games. That’s completely and completely forget. But where it digests its threads, it just becomes something incredible.
Finally, briefly on the power consumption. Threadripper 2990WX on average eats about 230-250 watts. Peak eats up to 350 watts. During acceleration to 5.4 GHz with liquid nitrogen its power consumption exceeds 1 kW!
PY.Sy. Tests taken from AnandTech, TechSpot and BitTech. Here you can view links to many other tests, including Russian.