The launch of AMD’s second-gen Ryzen Threadripper is just around the corner. We have already received reports revealing specifications, but today, we get to take our first look at the Threadripper 2000 series packaging courtesy of VideoCardz.
AMD’s Bigger and Sexier Threadripper 2000 Series Packaging Leaked
As it appears, the packaging is as gorgeous as was the first generation. It features the same translucent window which reveals the CPU on the front. The difference is, like the 32-core behemoth, it has got bigger, and now looks even more impressive with its more polygonal ridges.
The box has the same fire tint on back where the processor is placed. Apart from the processor, there is also a small shelf inside which hides all tools and manuals that are necessary for installing the Ryzen Threadripper chip on TR4 motherboards.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series Specs and Release Date
The 2nd-gen high-end desktop family from AMD is expected to launch on 13th of this month. It will include two Ryzen Threadripper processors: the Threadripper 2990X and Threadripper 2950X.
From what we’ve heard so far, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X sports 32 cores and 64 threads. It comes with a base clock of 3.4GHz and a maximum boost clock of 4.0GHz. The precision boost overdrive is rated at +200MHz so you can expect a single core turbo of up to 4.20GHz.
Other specs include a massive 80 MB of total cache (16 MB of L2 and 64 MB of L3 cache), and a 250W TDP. The chip is expected to ship around the $1500 price point.
The Ryzen Threadripper 2950X has the same 16 cores and 32 threads as its predecessor 1950X. It will rock a 250W TDP, but details regarding the clock speeds and cache size are not revealed yet. The processor could be priced around $999.
You will also see a slew of new refreshed X399 motherboards at launch, specifically optimized for the 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper family. For existing TR4 socketed boards, partners have released a new BIOS firmware that enables full support on them.