AMD's new Threadripper 2990WX: 32C/64T will hit 4GHz on AIR

32 cores, 64 threads... all at 4GHz on air cooling... Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is going to rip up threads like nothing before.

Published Tue, Jul 31 2018 10:20 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

We just reported that AMD will be naming their upcoming multi-threaded beast the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, offering 32C/64T for what we're hoping is less than $2000, but what clock speeds can we expect out of the box?

AMD's new Threadripper 2990WX: 32C/64T will hit 4GHz on AIR |

According to the latest leaks from WCCFTech (so prepare your salt) the second-gen Threadripper 2990WX will offer all 32C/64T of CPU power at 4GHz on air cooling with AMD's new XFR2 and the new Wraith Ripper CPU cooler that was co-designed with Cooler Master. AMD's new XFR2 (Extended Frequency Range) technology will help dynamically overclock the CPU based on a bunch of variables, something that will help drive the 64-threaded chip to 4GHz on air cooling.

Not only that, but AMD is tapping the new 12nm Zen+ process with the new Wraith Ripper CPU cooler can handle up to 250W of thermal load. This is an impressive feat given it's just an air cooler and not a fancier AIO liquid cooler. Expect more details on the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX when it lands, with a full review on it coming soon from our CPU God, Steven Bassiri.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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