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This year's Computex unveiled many new components, but one product that really wowed the public was the Threadripper 2. With the launch of AMD's second-generation workstation processors just a few weeks away, prices and specifications have appeared on the web.

Featuring a whopping 32 cores/64 threads and based on the same ZEN architecture at 12 nm of its latest Ryzen desktop CPU, AMD's chip doubles the number of cores/threads of its predecessor while running on the same TR4 socket as the original Threadripper.

Despite having some impressive specs, the 1950X Threadripper has been launched with a price tag of $1000, so it will be interesting to find out how much the most powerful successor will cost. The rumours have brought the 2990X to around $1500, but it could be slightly higher.

Several Threadripper 2 models have appeared in the HWBOT database, including:

  • 2990X: 32 cores / 64 threads, 3.4 GHz base clock, 4.1 GHz or 4.2 GHz Turbo clock, TDP 250 W
  • 2970X: 24 cores / 48 threads, 3.5 GHz base clock, 4.2 GHz Turbo clock, TDP 180 W, expected price of $1499
  • 2950X: 16 cores / 32 threads, basic clock of 3.1 GHz, 125 W TDP, expected price of $599 - $799

Although not listed in the database, a Threadripper 2920X should also be released. The chip, which has a page on AMD's website, is expected to contain 12 cores and replace the last generation 1920X.