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Alleged 2nd-Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core Monster Chip Leaks

It looks as though we might have been mistaken with regards to the nomenclature for AMD's upcoming second-generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors. We'd previously been going under the assumption that the chips would be labeled 2990X, 2970X and 2950X.

Well, you know what they say when you assume... A new CPU-Z screenshot has emerged that shows the naming for the chips was off by one character, as the 32-core/64-thread flagship processor is reportedly called the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. 

The CPU-Z shot also confirms other details that we know about the processor including the fact that it's based on 12nm Pinnacle Ridge architecture and that it has a TDP of 250 watts. We also see that the chip has a boost clock of 4.1GHz, which is a 100MHz increase from the boost clock on first-generation Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16 cores, 32 threads). According to previous leaks, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX should have a base clock of 3.4GHz.

According to VideoCardz, the processor is running on an MSI X399 MEG Creation motherboard. 

Needless to say, the enthusiast community is very excited about what these second-generation Threadripper processors will offer. The current-generation chips impressed the HEDT crowed with their epic multi-core performance, and pricing greatly undercut Intel's comparable Core-X processors. AMD has the potential to really shake things up again with these new processors, which will be available in a 32-core configuration (2990WX), and reportedly 24-core (2970WX) and 16-core (2950WX) SKUs.

With that being said, mark your calendars for August 13th; that's the date AMD has reportedly penciled in to launch the new processors.

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