In this article, we are comparing AMD Threadripper 2 family of processors, namely, TR 2990WX vs TR 2970WX vs TR 2950X vs TR 2920X. But, before we get into the details, here is a quick introduction.
AMD’s 2nd gen Threadripper processors are well accepted by PC enthusiasts, as well as the markets. In fact, Threadripper 2990WX and TR2950X are now available to purchase on multiple online marketplaces and is doing pretty well. Moreover, the 2nd generation has a lot more to offer, and many other variations will be released soon as listed below:
Today in this post, we will be discussing these 2nd gen processors and also compare them side by side with all the technical details and specs. To make sure that our readers get to understand these processors completely, we will cover all the important technical details and specifications. Moreover, we made sure to compare specs side by side wherever possible so you will get a better vision. So without any more delay, here we begin:
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Before we jump into comparing all the specs and technical details side by side for these 2nd gen Threadripper processors, let us discover some technologies AMD is offering in all 2nd gen ThreadRipper Ryzen processors:
After understanding all the performance-boosting technologies offered in these processors, now let us move to the comparison. Following are some tables and description highlighting all the major differences between these two processors. Have a look:
Starting with the basic things first, all of these processors are meant for the mainstream desktop platform. They are 2nd gen installment in AMD Ryzen family and into the Threadripper product line. All of them will be shipped in OEMs trays. Unlike boxed processors, these are sold in bulk to computer package builders and then sold to consumers (not sure if it makes any difference). TR 2990WX and TR 2950X are already released where rest of the two are expected to be available on online stores next month.
You can already see all the specs and technical details in the table above so let us not get into that here. It is pretty surprising that TR 2970WX delivers the same base and boosted frequency as TR 2990WX. The difference between cores and threads offered will definitely impact the performance.
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However, we can entitle TR 2970WX as a budget replacement for TR 2990WX. They consume the same amount of power, heat signature is also identical, both processors have manufactured over 12 nm lithography process and supports PCIe 3.0. The difference between cache is not THAT BIG as well.
Same goes for the ThreadRipper 2950X and ThreadRipper 2920X. They differ in threads and cores. Their base frequency is 3.5GHz. However, TR 2950X does slightly better on boosted frequency. The same offer amount of level 3 cache and the difference between level 1 and level 2 cache is a novice.
Considering their heat signature on peak performance moments and power consumption, these two 2nd gen AMD ThreadRipper processors are almost identical, except the number of threads and cores offered.
What we conclude from this available data that if you are already going for either ThreadRipper 2990WX or 2950X, then we highly recommend to wait for a couple of more weeks for the release of 2970WX and 2920X.
If the performance gap between these two respective pairs turns out to be novice then you can save a few bucks on your next big rig.
AMD Sense MI Technology
AMD Ryzen Master Utility
The table above implies that the memory configuration is similar for all the processors and they all support 2933 MHz frequency on all four memory channels supporting DDR4 memory modules.
However, the memory performance will be different in for all four processors based on overall performance of the system and its potential to squeeze most out of memory module.
As we discussed at the beginning of the post, all of these four processors offer the same performance-enhancing technologies such as Zen core architecture, SenseMI technology, Ryzen Master Overclocking, and monitoring utility, etc.
That’s for the specs comparison of Ryzen 2nd gen ThreadRipper processors. Since they are pretty new in the market and only two of them are released, there is no solid benchmark detail available. However, we will make sure to keep you up to date with any new detail and information about these processors. For now, if there are any doubts or suggestions, comment down below and let us know. Make sure you subscribe to this blog for regular tech content like this. See you until next post, Thank You!
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